Expert solutions to help press shop productions to run more efficiently, reduce downtime and improve cost management against changing demands.

Castrol’s Liquid Engineers design and deliver solutions which help to improve the process efficiency of your press shop operations. 

We know that you need to stay flexible enough to respond to process modification needs if you are to produce the increasing variations of models the market demands. We also recognise that weight reduction and improved crash resistance are key targets, and that processing parts with high-strength steel results can challenge performance and tool life.

To help you tackle these challenges, we combine best in-class products and highly-experienced technical support with strong relations to the leading machine-tool manufacturers and automotive OEMs to create solutions to meet your specifications and requirements. This can help to maximise efficiency by reducing downtime as well as rework, scrap and maintenance demands.

Our solutions are also designed to help you reduce your environmental impact. Better waste reduction and chemical recycling options can help you meet compliance standards, target costs and improve process efficiency.

For your press & body operations, the following products come recommended by our Liquid Engineers:


Recommended product

Steel mill applied corrosion protection and lubrication

Solutions for protecting the steel and the zinc coating from corrosion during transportation and storage and provision of enhanced lubrication for the deformation process
Corrosion preventives including  neat oils which protect to all grades of un-coated and coated steel, particularly suitable for electro galvanized surfaces. 
A comprehensive range which includes pre-lube and hot melt solutions developed specifically to cope with the latest requirements for the variety of steel coatings.

Coil- and blank-washing

Solutions for removing particle contamination from pre-processing and homogenising the oil coating
Blank-wash fluids which are fully compatible with the full variety of steel coatings, washer arrangements and wringer roller composites used within current automotive press shops.

Metal forming operations

Solutions designed specifically for press shop operations
Fully process compatible products for typical press shop operations, such as drawing and stamping and hydroforming. Excellent lubrication properties support long tool and die life, maintain high-surface finish and help to improve your environmental profile.

Corrosion protection

Solutions for protecting steel and zinc coating from corrosion during CKD transportation and storage
Corrosion preventives, including neat oils, which offer excellent corrosion protection to all grades of un-coated and coated steel. Particularly suitable for electro galvanized surfaces, such as outer skin panels and components.

Maintenance lubrication

A comprehensive range of lubricants and greases for multiple applications.

Gear Oils

Hydraulic Oil

Slideway Oils

Compressor oil

Spindle oil

Multi-Purpose High Performance greases

Multi-Purpose greases

Spindle Grease