Extenders and Lubricants

In the world of abrasives, there’s a constant quest for superior performance, longevity, and effectiveness. That’s where extenders and lubricants come into play. These crucial components significantly enhance the capabilities of superabrasive formulations, making them more efficient and durable.

Extenders and lubricants are the unsung heroes in the field of superabrasives. They play an essential role in enhancing the performance attributes of diamond suspensions, compounds, and other superabrasive materials.

At Advanced Abrasives, we have developed unique extenders and lubricants to complement our complete line of Slurries, Suspensions, and Compounds. For industry professionals looking to enhance productivity, you can pair your extenders and lubricants with our superabrasive formulations for ultimate performance.

Available Extenders & Lubricants

Our vast portfolio is brimming with high-quality extenders and lubricants, each designed to enhance the performance and longevity of your superabrasive materials. Explore our selection below and find out how our extenders and lubricants can significantly enhance the performance and longevity of your superabrasive materials:

  • Petro-Pol / Extender – An oil-soluble lubricant/extender with low viscosity, designed for use with all oil-based compounds and slurries.
  • Uni-Pol / Extender – A low viscosity water soluble oil lubricant /extender designed for use with our universal base compounds.
  • Aqua-Pol / Extender – For use with all water-soluble compounds and slurries.
  • Alcohol Base / Extender – An alcohol-based lubricant/extender developed for water-sensitive metallographic applications and industrial applications in which oil or water cannot be tolerated.

To cater to different requirements, all our extenders and lubricants are available in a variety of sizes: 250ml (8oz), 500ml (16oz), 3.78 liter (1 gallon), and 19 liter (5 gallon) containers.

Boosting Performance: How Extenders and Lubricants Enhance Superabrasive Formulations

Superabrasive formulations play a pivotal role across a broad spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, metallurgy, and more. Their functionality, however, can be substantially amplified when paired with the right extenders and lubricants.

Improved Workability

The first major advantage of incorporating extenders and lubricants into superabrasive compounds and slurries is enhanced workability. These additives streamline the application process, making these formulations more user-friendly and efficient.

Reduced Friction

Lubricants serve a critical function in reducing friction between the abrasive and the workpiece. This diminishes wear and tear on tools, effectively extending their operational lifespan and improving overall productivity.

Heat Reduction

In addition to mitigating friction, lubricants also help regulate heat generation during the abrasive process. By keeping temperatures down, they prevent potential damage to both the workpiece and the abrasive tool, ensuring safer and more sustainable operations.

Enhanced Cutting Efficiency

Extenders play a key role in evenly distributing superabrasive particles throughout the formulation. This results in increased cutting efficiency, driving superior performance and results.

Increased Lifespan

Furthermore, extenders can prolong the lifespan of the superabrasive formulation by inhibiting the premature breakdown of abrasive particles. This means longer-lasting, cost-effective solutions for your industrial needs.


Our range of extenders and lubricants is designed to be versatile and compatible with a wide array of superabrasive formulations, whether they’re water-based, oil-based, or alcohol-based. This allows for greater flexibility and customization based on your specific requirements.

Choosing the Right Extenders and Lubricants for Your Superabrasive Formulations

Choosing the right extenders and lubricants for your superabrasive formulations can significantly enhance their performance and longevity. When making your selection, consider the base of your formulation – is it water-based, oil-based, or alcohol-based? We offer specific extenders and lubricants tailored to each type, ensuring optimal compatibility. Additionally, consider the viscosity you require for your application. Low-viscosity options like our Petro-Pol/Extender and Uni-Pol/Extender provide excellent flow properties. Additional considerations should factor in the volume you need. Our products come in a range of sizes from 250ml to 19 liters, catering to both small and large-scale operations.

Let Advanced Abrasives Lead the Way

The right extenders and lubricants can transform your superabrasive formulations, enhancing their workability, reducing friction, regulating heat, improving cutting efficiency, and extending their lifespan. No matter the industry or need, Advanced Abrasives offers a range of high-quality products designed to provide the perfect solution for all.

Get in touch today to explore our selection of extenders and lubricants and elevate your superabrasive formulations to new heights. Or browse our custom-tailored formulations for more niche needs.