BECHEM Knowledge Forum – Technical Seminar in Coimbatore

Enhancing productivity and quality of machining process with effective coolant management system

Coimbatore July 2017: BECHEM India recently conducted a technical seminar titled “Improve profitability, safety and reliability with BECHEM Avantin cutting fluids” aimed at the metal working and allied industry.

Addressing the audience of about 120 participants, Mr. Harry Hofmann, Head Forming Technology and Metal Working, BECHEM GMBH, elaborated on the role of coolant, importance of lubrication and cooling and various possible scenarios encountered during the machining process.

He impressed upon the audience the need to study the critical parameters of the machining operation, material property, manitenance practices and work environment in detail before arriving at the right cutting fluid to realize the best result.

Mr. Harry Hofmann said “the objective of these forums is to empower customers by educating them on technicalities and characteristics of cutting fluids thereby allowing them to derive more value from a consumable category that is traditionally viewed as a sundry cost”

Mr. Vijay Nilatkar, National Sales Manager, Metal Working Fluids, BECHEM India, who was also present during the seminar, spoke about the Avantin range of high performance synthetic and semi synthetic range of cutting fluids from BECHEM. He opined “the metal cutting fluids market that was dominated by conventional mineral oil based fluids is witnessing a change with synthetic and semi synthetic range of fluids proving their superior performance. The industry does not view the cutting fluid as a mere consumable anymore but as a productivity catalyst with ability to enhance tool life and realize savings in terms of consumption”.

The two hour long seminar with a full house saw active participation from 120 participants representing 45 companies from the departments of Maintenance, Production and Research & Development.

About the speaker:

Mr. Harry Hofmann is one of the most experienced and revered specialist in the field of Metal Working Fluids in Germany. With a career spanning close to 2 decades, his recommendations on metal working applications has been much sought after by reputed companies across the world.


CARL BECHEM India is subsidiary of CARL BECHEM GmbH and provides specialty lubrication solutions to general and industrial applications, metal working and forming processes. Established in the year 1834, BECHEM Germany has its operations spread across the globe with plants in Germany, India, and China. The company has international presence and reach with offices and joint ventures in France, Switzerland, South Africa, U.S.A, Sweden, Russia and South China. CARL BECHEM India has its head office and plant located in Bangalore.