Blachford Corporation

401 Center Road, 60423 Frankfort, IL
Telephone +1 815 4642100
Fax +1 815 4642112

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Tools and auxiliary materials and agents for the manufacture of drawn wire and the further processing of wire products
  • 03.02  Agents for wire processing
  • 03.02.04  Lubricants

Our products

Product category: Lubricants

Lubricants for Wire Drawing

Blachford supplies world-class products to the global wire drawing industry. We sell to more than 20 countries on 5 continents.

Although Blachford produces drawing lubricants for most types of wire, our top focus segments are technically advanced wire products such as welding wire, tire bead, tire cord and spring wire, where the use of a high performance wire drawing lubricant is most critical.

Blachford manufactures a line of low-dust sodium and calcium based lubricants for the same critical applications. In addition to offering significantly lower nuisance dust levels on equipment surfaces, these lubricants offer lower consumption rates, higher production speeds, and longer die life.

We also produce high performance wet wire drawing lubricants for non-ferrous wire applications such as copper and aluminum. For many of our non-ferrous wire customers, we have developed new liquid lubricants which operate at a significantly lower consumption level and provide excellent lubricity for extended die life.

In addition, Blachford manufactures grease and paste products, and liquid concentrates for emulsions, which are used in non-ferrous, ferrous, and coated-ferrous wire drawing applications. Blachford precoats are used in both batch and continuous in-line preparation of rod and wire. Our lime and borax substitutes cut costs by up to 50% while reducing environmental impact.

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Product category: Lubricants

Welding Wire

As the market leader for welding wire lubricants, Blachford custom designs and manufactures technically advanced, world-class high performance wet and dry lubricants for improved wire drawing, feed-ability, arc-stability and surface quality. A variety of proprietary Chemdraw® products have become the standards for leading welding wire drawing companies around the world, supplying the following industries:

  • Automotive
  • Tube and pipe manufacturing
  • MIG/TIG welding
  • Ship building
  • Furniture manufacturing
  • Container manufacturing
  • Engineering maintenance
  • Fabrication
  • Infrastructure construction such as bridges, etc.

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Product category: Lubricants

Spring Wire

As the market leader for spring wire lubricants, Blachford custom designs and manufactures high performance world-class dry lubricants for improved wire drawing and surface quality. Chemdraw® S31L continues to be the industry standard dry lubricant because of its cost effective, top performing drawing capabilities for the following spring wire applications:

  • Bed mattresses
  • Furniture
  • Automotive
  • Hose springs

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About us

Company details

Blachford will design, manufacture and distribute highly-engineered, value-added products to satisfy the diverse markets we serve.
We are dedicated to continual improvement in our efforts to exceed customer expectations.
We strive to contribute to human progress by mastering particular aspects of manufacturing, science and technology.
We aim to help our customers gain market share and competitive advantage by supplying superior products and services through our dedication to:
  • Hiring only highly qualified people and developing core competencies
  • Using enhanced technology and systematically improved equipment to achieve technological expertise
  • Making sound business decisions based on facts
  • Listening carefully to our customers to understand their needs
  • Utilizing superior quality operating systems in all areas of our business
  • Pursuing constructive change and the ability to adapt
  • Supplying our customers with superior products, testing facilities and integrated services
  • Providing custom-designed solutions to our customers, and responding rapidly and effectively to their unique problems
  • Helping our customers achieve their goals faster and more efficiently than our competitors.
As individuals:
We strive to achieve personal excellence; work as a team; communicate openly, honestly and with integrity; and ensure our products are of excellent quality.
We are dedicated to the concept of continual improvement in all that we do.
We hold ourselves, and those around us, to standards of ethical and moral performance that demand our best efforts.

As employees:
We strive to speak and behave with dignity; treat all people with respect; foster a safe and clean workplace; and be innovative and technologically current.
We welcome disagreement in the effort to find the best answer.
We understand that we represent corporate values. It is our dedication, imagination and perseverance that determine growth. We will aim high in both expectations and performance.
We will respond resourcefully to customer requests and society’s fast-changing needs.

As responsible corporate citizens:
We obey all laws and regulations, and frequently exceed applicable legislation with regard to protecting the environment and the health and safety of our fellow employees and neighbors.
We strive to eliminate injuries, reduce waste and emissions, and to promote resource conservation at every stage of the life cycle of our products. We report our progress and are responsive to the public.
We do this by consistently complying with all state, provincial and federal legislation, aggressively following the Responsible Care mandate, of which we are a voluntary member, and also by following our own Blachford Environmental Policy.

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