Chemola™ Desco

Chemola™ Desco is one of the largest and oldest producers of valve lubricants, sealants and packing. The line also offers a variety of greases for a wide range of industrial applications.

Chemola™ Desco 347 Die Saver

Die Lube and Forging Compound


Chemola™ Desco 347 Die Saver is a black, semi-fluid petroleum base compound developed for use in harsh, extreme temperature applications. Solid film lubrication withstands temperatures far beyond fluid capabilities. Chemola™ Desco 347 Die Saver’s semi-fluid consistency will allow excellent adhesion to hot dies. Chemola™ Desco 347 Die Saver will prevent damage to the work-piece and die, extending die life by reducing friction and preventing metal-to-metal galling.

Extreme temperatures cause the fluid portion of Chemola™ Desco 347 Die Saver to rapidly deteriorate, however, the solid lubrication film left behind will continue to protect the work-piece and die. The fluid portion’s function is to act as a carrier for the solid lubricants.

Recommended Uses
Use in forging of carbon and high strength steels, brass and aluminum.

Typical Characteristics

Appearance Black, slightly grainy
Penetration (ASTM D217) 360-380
Worked Penetration, 60x (ASTM D217) 360-380
Base Oil Mineral oil
Base Oil Viscosity 143 cSt at 100°C
Base Oil Viscosity 11 cSt at 100°C
Base Oil Viscosity Index 40
Base Oil Pour Point -10°F (-23°C)
Thickener Lithium-12-hydroxystearate
Specific Gravity 1.3
Density (lb/gal) 11.0
Dropping Point (ASTM D566) 350°F (177°C)
Flash Point 455°F (235°C)
Brushable To 0°F (-18°C)


Packaging Information

Item Number Unit Size 
0346550DR 550 lb drum


Do Not Use On Oxygen Services.

Special packaging sizing available upon request.

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