For more than six decades, LaFrance Manufacturing Company has built its successful business by proving it has the right chemistry, people, and systems to do the right job. LaFrance Manufacturing supplies the aluminum, brass, copper, magnesium, and zinc. metal refiners and casting operations with lubricants, coatings, and specialty products.
Today, LaFrance’s extensive line of die release lubricants covers multitude of applications. Whatever alloy being cast, small or large,single cavity or multiple cavity, high temperature application or cosmetic finishes, the Franlube Series offers the right die release agent.
Another major development was non-wetting, high-temperature ceramic coatings. The Frankote Series can be applied in all metal- melting operations to protect ladles, runners, furnaces and refractory surfaces from heat fatigue and metal erosion.
Synthetics came to the forefront during the oil crisis of the late 70’s. Faced with tightening oil supplies, LaFrance developed a series of water-extendable, synthetic plunger lubricants.
Specialty products are also available for the metal melting and metalcasting industry. These include a trim die lubricant for aluminum and zinc, a high-temperature ejector pin coating, a central systems cleaner to remove residue from central systems and reservoir holding tanks, and Hot Spot Wax for problem dies.
We have been pioneers in environmentally friendly products and continue to invest in the development of sustainable products.
Our methods and processes are eco-friendly and we continue to lessen our dependence on fossil fuels everyday.