Lisa Tocci

lisa@lubesngreases.com

Recent Articles

Taming an Unruly Test

Taming an Unruly Test

A critical test for wheel-bearing greases has been returning wildly inconsistent results for decades. Could it soon be b …

Sales Managers: Hot Property

Sales Managers: Hot Property

Lubricant sales and marketing managers can count themselves among the best-paid professionals in the United States, acco …

Sales Managers: Hot Property

Sales Managers: Hot Property

Good sales and marketing employees are as coveted as the dollars they bring in. Lube companies are working hard to keep …

U.S. Base Oils Riding High

U.S. Base Oils Riding High

Racing headlong from January through June unhindered by major turnarounds, U.S. refiners set a new record for first-half …

Dos and Donts of Emulsifying Coolant

Dos and Donts of Emulsifying Coolant

Trying to mix oil and water into a stable emulsion can leave metalworking operators feeling frustrated. Success depends …

More Supply Looms for Base Oils

More Supply Looms for Base Oils

Europe, Middle East and Africa together consume 25 percent of the worlds finished lubricants, yet the region packs on mo …

Sludge Match

Sludge Match

African vehicles face a perfect storm of adverse operating conditions – hot weather, low-quality oils and poor maintenan …

U.S. Tops in Base Oil Supply

U.S. Tops in Base Oil Supply

Does the global lubricants industry really need 1.12 million barrels a day of mineral base oil manufacturing capacity? B …

Asia Flexes its Base Oil Muscle

Asia Flexes its Base Oil Muscle

Global base oil refining capacity has climbed above 57 million metric tons a year, according to the new 2018 Global Guid …

Synthetics Generate a Buzz

Synthetics Generate a Buzz

All lubricants need a strong backbone, but do yours require something beyond mineral base oils? Luckily, the next wave o …

Engine Sludge Remains Prevalent in Africa

Engine Sludge Remains Prevalent in Africa

Engine sludge remains a common problem in Africa because of lubricant oxidation, soot contamination and water in engines …

New Vehicles, New Challenges

New Vehicles, New Challenges

EVs and hybrids arent the only new technologies chasing down internal combustion engines. CNG and other alternative powe …

Minimizing Load-Dependent Gear Losses

Minimizing Load-Dependent Gear Losses

Gears are the essential part of many machines, from watermills to next-generation electric vehicle motors. However, thes …

WEC: Killer at Large

WEC: Killer at Large

A ruthless and unpredictable type of rolling contact fatigue is slaying bearings before their time, but lubricant detect …

STLE Honors Ted Selby

STLE Honors Ted Selby

Ted Selby, a lubricant testing pioneer whose inventions are used worldwide to unlock the secrets of oil rheology, oxidat …

Wax Takes a Shine to Metalworking

Wax Takes a Shine to Metalworking

Though wax usually brings to mind candles and shoe polish, one additive maker says it deserves a place of honor in metal …

Guilty as Charged: EVs Threaten Lube Raw Materials

Guilty as Charged: EVs Threaten Lube Raw Materials

When two industries are dependent on the same materials for their products, one will dominate supplies. With the acceler …

Lessons from a Gas Holder

Lessons from a Gas Holder

When Austrias VoestAlpine Steel was troubled by excessive wear in its converter gas holder, it called on experts at AC2T …