Hangsterfer’s Laboratories is known for its expertise in the development and manufacturing of high-performance metalworking fluids and lubricants. Established over 80 years ago, the company has a long-standing history of delivering cutting-edge solutions to enhance machining processes across various industries.

Their products are designed to provide superior performance in demanding machining applications, such as milling, turning, drilling, grinding, and tapping. Their fluids not only provide significant corrosion protection but also ensure the highest levels of precision and tool life while minimizing downtime and maintenance requirements.

Hangsterfer’s Laboratories places a strong emphasis on research and development, continuously investing in advanced technologies and collaborating with industry experts to stay at the forefront of metalworking fluid innovation. The company is committed to producing environmentally friendly products, with a focus on reducing waste, improving sustainability, and complying with international regulations.

With a global customer base spanning various sectors, including, aerospace, and medical, Hangsterfer’s Laboratories is renowned for providing reliable, high-quality products that optimize metalworking processes and contribute to the success of its clients’ operations.

Founded by Dr. William Hangsterfer in 1937, his lasting vision still rings true today: “To develop the world’s most efficient metalworking lubricants and compounds.”

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? 

Hangsterfer’s Laboratories: With a proven track record of excellence, Hangsterfer’s has solidified its position as a leader in various industrial sectors. Our expertise extends across aerospace, automotive, defense, electronic, energy, and medical industries, enabling us to provide tailored solutions and products that meet the unique demands of each sector. Our commitment to quality and reliability has earned us a global reputation for delivering cutting-edge solutions that drive efficiency, performance, and sustainability. As a testament to our reach, we have established a robust global distribution network, ensuring that our products and services are readily available in most industrialized countries. 

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

Hangsterfer’s Laboratories: Hangsterfer’s top-selling product 5080 has quickly emerged as one of the most environmentally friendly high performance lubricants on the market. Used by the world’s leading manufacturers, 5080 is a low foaming water based cutting fluid. It is specially formulated as a microemulsion to not only reduce consumption but also extend sump life.  It also complies with the latest global regulations and is biodegradable, non-hazardous, and non-toxic.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

Hangsterfer’s Laboratories: Hangsterfer’s Laboratories focuses on creating innovative products that optimize the efficiency, productivity, and longevity of metalworking processes. Their extensive range of fluids and lubricants includes cutting oils, coolants, synthetic lubricants, and rust inhibitors, as well as cleaners. 

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? 

Hangsterfer’s Laboratories: Our market is rapidly migrating to sustainable Metal Working Fluids. Due to increasing regulatory demands, manufacturers can no longer ignore the toxic and hazardous impacts of their products on the environment. Sustainable fluids are available now and companies must audit what they are currently using and switch to safer, more sustainable products, even if they cost more in the near-term. Despite higher up-front costs, sustainable products like ours will add value to the process and make the factory a safer and more pleasant workplace. 

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

Hangsterfer’s Laboratories: Smart factories and the integration of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are becoming commonplace, optimizing production processes and minimizing downtime. Sustainability and environmental consciousness are also at the forefront, with a growing emphasis on eco-friendly metalworking fluids that reduce waste and carbon emissions. Additionally, the demand for customized solutions is on the rise as manufacturers seek tailored metalworking fluids to meet their specific needs. Overall, 2023 holds great potential for the manufacturing industry to embrace innovation and achieve new heights of productivity and sustainability. 

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? 

Hangsterfer’s Laboratories: At Hangsterfer’s, we market the latest vegetable, synthetic, and highly refined petroleum products on the market. We optimize their performance while ensuring that they are low odor, low mist, low smoke, and pleasant to work with. The most innovative products on the market today should also be the most sustainable. That is why we formulate our products with as minimal an environmental impact as possible.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023?

Hangsterfer’s Laboratories: Despite ongoing inflationary pressures and an uncertain geopolitical environment, the manufacturing industry is continuing to shift toward sustainability and environmental consideration, thanks to increased regulations around the globe. n response to these trends, our company is committed to providing cutting-edge, sustainable, and customizable metalworking fluid solutions to support the evolving needs of the manufacturing industry in 2023 and beyond.