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Volume 22, Issue 4: April 2016 Lubes'n'Greases Magazine


Slaying the Corrosion Dragon

Corrosion destroys both equipment and lubricants, but corrosion inhibitors present many challenges for lube formulators. Can the foe be vanquished?

Choking on Complexity

Proliferating tests, parameters, committees and costs are stifling engine oil innovation, says one additive maker, and he believes that the time is ripe for change.

Syn-Tech Ltd., Hiding in Plain Sight

Potentially working away right under your nose, family-run Syn-Tech Ltd.’s highly specialized, small volume lubricants are gaining recognition.

Friction in the TO-4 Market

As demand shifts upward for transmission fluids in mining and construction equipment, differences are emerging among OEMs’ friction requirements.

Forecast: All You Need Is III

Terry Hoffman updates his base oil industry forecast. His divinations for the next 10 years: You’ll need lots of Group III – but hold on to that Group II!

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