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Q8 Brunel XF 343 meets the sky-high standards of the aerospace industry

Q8Oils metalworking fluid Q8 Brunel XF 343 is a high quality lubricant for specialist aeronautical applications.

  • In 2015, it was approved by Snecma Safran to the specification 455-201-0-00-B. 
  • In 2016, with continued sales success it also was accredited PCS 4001ed2 approval from Safran Landing Systems to be included on the PCS 4002 list


The aerospace industry has stringent safety and performance standards, Safran Landing Systems, previously known as Messier-Bugatti-Dowty insist upon very high engineering and quality control standards as they are a leading supplier to the aerospace industry.


Q8Oils are honoured and proud to have PCS 4001 Ed. 2 approval and be placed on the approval list PCS 4002 for metalworking machining applications in the manufacture of aircraft landing and braking systems. This approval comes on top of the 455-201-0-00-B approval by Snecma Safran. With two important aerospace approvals, Q8 Brunel XF 343 has been confirmed as a lubricant that meets the sky-high standards of the aerospace industry.


Discussing the Q8 Brunel XF 343, Q8Oils Metal Manufacturing Business Development & Product Line Manager, Stuart Duff says: “Following extensive research and both laboratory and field-trial testing, we have innovative soluble metal working fluid chemistry focusing on three key customer requirements – product performance, environmental protection and operator health. These approvals are a significant achievement for Q8 Brunel XF 343 and complements the success we are delivering with the whole range of Q8 Brunel soluble metal working products”


The Q8 Brunel metalworking fluid family of products meet the latest worldwide chemical and environmental legislation and are free from formaldehyde, boron, secondary amine and chlorine. The Q8 Brunel family of products are designed to provide high performance machining across a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, medical, nuclear and niche engineering applications.


Q8Oils is a major developer, manufacturer and supplier of metalworking fluids to the European and Export markets where product quality, performance and legislation are at the forefront of the technology within the product ranges which is used by all industries.


Stuart Duff says “By taking a unique, innovative and progressive approach to developing new metalworking technology, the team of chemists and product engineers at Q8Oils has been able to develop smart products that extend tool life and significantly reduce operating costs, while meeting the new demands arising from higher fluid pressures, faster cutting speeds, new materials and tool technologies.”


For further information on the range of Q8Oils metalworking lubricants, and technical services, please contact us at [email protected]

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Blue Chip Lubricants (Pty) Ltd
Homestead Road 41
2163 Kya Sand, Johannesburg
Tel +27114621829
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