Ingot Cropping and Blocking


The cropping process removes the tops and tails of mono-crystalline boules by means of diamond wire or I.D. blades. Our SILCOOL products are the industry standard for these operations.


The ingots are squared into a block before subsequent slicing on a wire saw. Blocking of mono and poly crystalline ingots is often performed by diamond wire or diamond band saws. Our AQUASQUARE coolant is a high dilution, non-foaming product specifically designed for this process.


Water based AQUASQUARE surfactant/coolant for wafering with diamond coated wire. Process Research has developed a range of surfactant additives for use with diamond coated wire.