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FUCHS LUBRICANTS (UK) plc

New Century Street, ST1 5HU Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Glass production/Production Technology
  • 01.06  Forming for hollow glass
  • 01.06.05  Shear blades
  • 01  Glass production/Production Technology
  • 01.06  Forming for hollow glass
  • 01.06.13  Moulds for glass production
  • 01  Glass production/Production Technology
  • 01.06  Forming for hollow glass
  • 01.06.16  Glass mould spray systems
  • 01  Glass production/Production Technology
  • 01.12  Coating technology for hollow glass
  • 01.12.02  Cold end coating

Our products

Product category: Glass mould spray systems, Lubricants and coolants, Shear blades, Moulds for glass production, Cold end coating

Lubricants & Coatings for Glass Manufacturing | FUCHS LUBRITECH

Lubricants and coatings for the Container, Float, Optical and Vial forming industries are essential for delivering high-quality results for the glass manufacturing industry.

Our VITROLIS product range is the most extensive in the industry covering moulding, shear, synthetic machine oils, delivery lubricants and coatings form the core product offerings for the container manufacturing industry, with cutting, grinding and beveling fluids for the float glass industry and H1 approved lubricants for the vial forming and pharmaceutical industry.

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Product category: Lubricants and coolants

Glass Manufacturing Process

We manufacture lubricants for the entire glass manufacturing process. FUCHS is more than just glass speciality lubricants.
Our global network produces high-performance gear oils, hydraulic fluids, turbine oils, industrial cleaners, plus much more.

CASSIDA Food Grade Lubricants.
The most comprehensive range of lubricants for any application field in the food & beverage industries. All CASSIDA products are NSF registered with production sites certified as per ISO 21469.

FUCHS SERVICE.
The Complete Service Solution.
Our lubricants and service support options are geared towards benefitting your company and helping build a valuable maintenance programme.

FUCHS Service includes:
• Fluid Management
• Technical Support
• Reliability Support

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Product category: Lubricants and coolants, Shear blades

VITROLIS SHEARLUBE

Shear Spray Lubricants
Recommendation: VITROLIS SHEARLUBE
Designed to extend shear blade life and provide excellent shear cut accuracy being biodegradable with excellent thermal and hard water tolerance.

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Product category: Lubricants and coolants, Moulds for glass production, Glass mould spray systems

VITROLIS MM / VITROLIS SWABMATIC

Blank & Mould
Recommendation: VITROLIS MM
A premium range of swabbing compounds that provide excellent forming consistency, superior surface quality/cleanliness, extended swabbing cycles and reduced build-up in the forming equipment. They are suitable for all processes including BB, PB and NNPB.

Auto Swab Robots
Recommendation: VITROLIS SWABMATIC RANGE
An OEM approved range of sprayable swabbing compounds giving significantly reduced application rates. Available in sulphur and zero sulphur versions.

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Product category: Lubricants and coolants, Cold end coating

VITROLIS CEC

VITROLIS Cold End Coating
Designed to protect and lubricate bottles so that damage does not occur during transport, from high speed handling equipment or inspection prior to packing.

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Product category: Lubricants and coolants, Shear blades, Moulds for glass production, Glass mould spray systems, Cold end coating

VITROLIS IS X

Machine & Feeder Lubrication
Recommendation: VITROLIS IS X
Outstanding thermal and oxidation stability combined with ultra-low carbon forming tendencies.

Plunger Mechanism
Recommendation: VITROLIS PM 46
A specially developed 46cst plunger mechanism lubricant, combining all of the benefits of the VITROLIS ISX grades with a reduced viscosity to ensure smoother operation of the mechanism.

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Product category: Lubricants and coolants, Shear blades, Moulds for glass production, Glass mould spray systems

VITROLIS DL / DC

Delivery lubricants
Recommendation: VITROLIS DL HEAVY / LIGHT
Designed to reduce the coefficient of friction between the gob & the delivery equipment allowing faster and more consistent loading of the gob.

Delivery coatings
Recommendation: VITROLIS DC
An epoxy resin graphite which is painted onto the delivery equipment to facilitate the loading of the gob into the blank.

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Product category: Lubricants and coolants, Moulds for glass production, Glass mould spray systems

VITROLIS SPC / NRL / NECK RING E

Pre-Coat
Recommendation: VITROLIS SPC
Pre-coats are often applied to blank & mould equipment to improve productivity following mould changes. VITROLIS SPC pre-coats dry immediately at room temperature and apply a lubricating film proven to provide excellent gob loading, parison release and to reduce or eliminate cracking/rejection.

Neck Ring
Recommendation: VITROLIS NRL / VITROLIS NECK RING E
A specially formulated light to medium viscosity lubricant and release agent for use on the neck rings. It can be used on all processes and is particularly effective in reducing carry over of lubricant, therefore reducing the problem of ‘dirty neck rings’ on the formed container.

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About us

Company portrait

Solutions from the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer

FUCHS is a global Group with German roots that has developed, produced and sold lubricants and related specialties for more than 85 years – for virtually all areas of application and sectors. With 62 companies and more than 5,600 employees worldwide, the FUCHS Group is the leading independent supplier of lubricants.

The FUCHS product program comprises more than 10,000 products and related services in six key categories: 

•  Automotive Lubricants

•  Industrial Lubricants

•  Lubricating Greases

•  Metal Processing Lubricants

•  Special Application Lubricants

•  Services

FUCHS has more than 100,000 customers from the following industries: automotive suppliers, OEM, mining and exploration, metalworking, agriculture and forestry, aerospace, power generation, mechanical engineering, construction and transport, steel, metal and cement industries, food, glass production, casting, forging industry and many others.

In close contact with its customers, FUCHS develops holistic, innovative and custom-made solutions for the most diverse applications. As a lubricant manufacturer, FUCHS stands for performance and sustainability, safety, reliability, efficiency and cost savings. FUCHS represents a promise: technology that pays back.

Guaranteed customer proximity 
Across the UK, a team of more than 300 specialists works to guarantee the satisfaction of our customers. Whatever their requirements, FUCHS has the ideal lubricant for their specific applications and processes. In our technology center we link interdisciplinary expertise in a quick and efficient way – and work on innovative lubricant solutions to meet the demands of today and tomorrow every single day.

Year of foundation
1931
Address
Hanley Plant, New Century Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5HU, UK
Industries
R&D, production and sales of automotive lubricants, metalworking lubricants, corrosion preventives, industrial cleaners, industrial oils and greases
Executive board
Richard Halhead (Managing Director UK)
Holding
FUCHS PETROLUB SE
No. of local employees
> 300
Certificates
ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, AS 9100, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

The FUCHS UK's logistical capabilities are continually receiving enhancements as our fleet of tankers, delivery and technical support vehicles expands year on year, better satisfing the needs of our widening customer base.

The global group’s investment in the UK does not stop here as the UK is constructing a new raw materials warehouse to further increase storage capacity alongside more production line enhancements including a second robot arm, driverless forklifts and numerous automation upgrades. Understanding the need to service a dedicated agricultural area in the UK, FUCHS has also advanced and expanded its depot at Dereham in East Anglia.