Small-to-medium businesses, particularly in Africa, are being squeezed by the cost and limited availability of bulk liquid storage. One cost-effective solution for lubricant suppliers is the use of flexitanks to ship and store base oils.
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Issue 71: May 2015 Lubes'n'Greases Magazine
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Choosing the right technology and deciding what base stock to produce has become a complicated process with significant financial implications. While the decision must consider the needs of the business, more often than not, it is based on plant economics.
Many lubricants depend on antioxidants to protect the base oil against severe oxidation and degradation. A method called voltammetry provides a way to monitor antioxidant level and lubricant condition.
Hybrids are garnering an increasing share of the automotive market. Lubricant suppliers, in partnership with original equipment manufacturers, will help unlock the true potential of the technology.
Agriculture and mining consume about 40 percent of Zambia‘s lubricant volume, 80 percent of which is imported. While the majority of the market is API Group I, industry observers see increasing use of synthetics.
Innovation is widely discussed, but poorly understood. However, the discipline can be broken into simple elements, enabling people to become more effective problem solvers.
Lubes'n'Greases Europe-Middle East-Africa is the first independent regional business magazine for and about the lubricants, base oil, additives and lube packaging industries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It reports on marketing and technology trends, raw material supplies, regulations and OEM specifications, and the challenges faced by end users of lubes and greases and the solutions that meet their needs. Every issue includes breaking news, in-depth features and informed opinions.
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