An environmentally acceptable non-metallic thread compound for rotary shouldered connections, tool joints, drill collars, and all other drill stem components. Baker Metal Free Drilling compound is guaranteed not to contain aluminum, antimony, cadmium, copper, lead, tin or zinc particles or other toxic pollutants, which are not acceptable to environmentally concerned governments throughout the world. Baker Metal Free has been developed as a result of extensive “on sight” testing. It is chemically unable to generate hydrogen or other decomposition gases to adversely affect performance in service or storage, in contrast to metallic compounds, especially those containing zinc. Baker Metal Free can be used in either hot or cold temperature applications.