The Advantages of Topping-Up Q8Oils Cold Rolling Oils

Marc Polfliet 26 February 2024 Metalworking, Cold Rolling Oils


In the world of cold rolling, the decision to change oil supplier is not taken lightly. Various topics, concerns and risk items are to be discussed such as quality and performance. However, there are situations where such a strategic move can offer unique advantages, contributing to improved performance, cost-efficiency, and overall operational excellence.

Compatibility and miscibility:

One significant concern of topping up with a competitor fluid is the compatibility and miscibility between both cold rolling oils. In many cases, the products contain components that belong to the same organic families. By chemical testing the compatibility and miscibility between the fluids, this can be investigated and proven. Q8Oils has developed a special Top-up program to measure this. This interchangeability can provide flexibility in procurement, allowing for cost-effective solutions without compromising performance or safety.

Cost Efficiency:

In today’s competitive business landscape, cost efficiency is a must. Topping up with one of the Q8Oils cold rolling oils (Q8 Bach R – products) can often be a cost-effective alternative, especially when the Q8Oils product shows a higher value. It is not needed to take out the current product and destroy the value. Q8Oils has a long-time experience with this approach. Q8Oils has top-upped over 40 cold rolling mills with this solution. This approach can help businesses optimize their budgets without sacrificing the quality of their products and performance of their mills.

Performance Optimization:

In some cases, a Q8Oils cold rolling oil may offer specific performance benefits that align better with the operational needs of the mill or process steps. Q8Oils constantly innovates to gain a competitive advantage, and these innovations result in better formulations for certain applications and more knowledge. Topping up with a Q8Oils cold rolling fluid can, therefore, lead to improved performance, higher productivity, and better quality of the strip. Customizing and adapting to the specific cold rolling processes is key. This creates unique cold rolling oil products.

Environmental and Safety Considerations:

In some cases, Q8Oils cold rolling fluids, like Q8 Bach RSB and RSD, offer environmental and safety benefits such as lower carbon emissions and higher flash points. The Q8Oils cold rolling oils do not contain components that are considered hazardous. The safety data sheets of today do not contain ingredients that are classified as toxic or ecotoxic. The hazard statement that is often present on the safety sheet is “H304 – May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways”, This is because this statement is required for low viscosity products, when the viscosity is less than 20,5 mm2/s at 40°C (104°F). Making the switch can align with sustainability goals and environmental regulations, demonstrating a commitment to responsible business practices.

Enhanced Technological Benefits:

As technology and market demand evolves, newer formulations of cold rolling fluids may be designed to work better with your latest needs. Topping up with a Q8Oils cold rolling oil can be a strategic choice to leverage advancements in technology, ensuring that your equipment operates at its optimal level and remains synchronized with the latest industry standards.


While the idea of topping-up a competitor’s fluid may initially raise eyebrows, consider exploring the potential benefits such a strategic decision can provide. From cost efficiency and performance optimization to environmental and safety considerations, companies must weigh the pros and cons based on their unique operational needs and market trends. As the landscape continues to evolve, embracing a flexible and customized approach to cold rolling oils can contribute to the overall success of your business and products.

If you are interested in the top-up options, the Q8Oils team is happy to meet you and discuss the options and solutions for your needs. Contact-us today.