IRMCO GEL® 980 tube-bending lubricants are clean-running, fully synthetic lubricants designed specifically for mandrel tube-bending and forming applications. IRMCO GEL 980 products are best suited for use on mild and stainless steels.


• Contains no mineral oils or pigments.

• Are highly viscous (between NLGI 0 and 00) and prevent or minimize weeping or dripping onto floors.

• Are easily removed in aqueous cleaners in immersion, ultrasonic or spray applications.

• Require no dilution – they are used as received.

• Are easily waste treated in conventional systems.

• Can often be welded through without prior removal.

• Are more compliant with maintaining ISO 14000 directives.