New partnership with Condat

01 Oct 2017

Austral Chemicals is very proud to announce a new partnership with the French company Condat.

“We are the leading supplier of metal surface treatment formulations in Chile with more than 30 years of experience. It was important for us to enhance our offer to lubricants to support better our wire & cable customer processes” said Christophe Jacob, Associate Director of Austral Chemicals. There is a strong link between the phosphate layer and the lubricant, both guarantee the efficiency of the drawing process. “Customers will have now the opportunity to purchase all products, doing on-stop shopping in our factory”.

The most famous brand is Vicafil, a comprehensive range of wire drawing powders, wet lubricants, pastes, neat oils and greases that cover all types of applications such as construction wires, nail wires, fencing, stick electrodes, cold heading quality wires…

In the glass container market, Austral will start to promote as well Condat’s range of lubricants for hot end process (Condaglass) and oils & refrigerants for glass cutting. Those products can be also used for the flat glass production. Condat has an extensive product line and is recognized as a by major glass producers in the world.

“Chile is a strategic market for Condat, the company is a major player of high quality lubricants all over the world and our new factory in Brazil gives us the possibility to supply quickly this country. We aim to reduce production and processing costs while keeping caution to the environment and people. The presence of large wire manufacturers and the importance of the wine industry for the glass container business invite Condat to consider Chile as a strong business opportunity” said Clement Barrat, South America Sales Manager.

This exclusive partnership starts on October 1st, 2017.


About Condat

Condat formulates and produces a very wide range of lubricants for the world of industry. Our expertise and know-how allow us to develop lubricants and other products with added technical value for a latitude of applications. For the wiredrawing, our core range includes non-reactive coatings, dry powder lubricants, oils, pastes, greases, protective products and other coating products. With over 160 years of expertise in the lubricant business CONDAT is continuously improving and upgrading its formulations for better value and in order to meet the most advanced environmental regulations. With a modern, well-staffed laboratory works closely with its customers to help them to optimize their processes with respect for the environment.


About Austral

Created in 1942, Austral Chemicals is a leader in Chile in the development, production and commercialization of silicates as well as for the formulation of hygiene, cleaning and metal surface treatment solutions. Moreover, it is a partner of choice in the distribution of innovative chemical solutions and related services. Their chemical experts serve various markets such as mining, oil & gas, wood, pulp & paper, coatings, food, plastics, packaging, metal, construction or home care. The company safely provides solutions that makes their industrial customers more successful and the future more sustainable.