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Best Practices

Best Practices

Sara Lefcourt explores which trends may be accelerated—or made permanent—by covid-19.

Product News

Product News

Automatic Lubrication for the People

Weir Minerals’ Accumin lubricators for use in mining equipment are designed t …

Marketing Matters

Marketing Matters

Andrew Goddard explains the potential effects that the EU’s Green Deal will have on lubricant sales in the bloc.

Trading Pressures

Trading Pressures

In today’s lube marketplace, product differentiation is key to capturing share especially during this depressed demand …

Formulating in a Legislative Straitjacket

Formulating in a Legislative Straitjacket

Once the traumas of lost production and lost customers due to Covid-19 are over, metalworking fluid formulators will hav …

Get Set, Flow

Get Set, Flow

Hydraulic systems need the correct viscosity fluid to balance opposing efficiency loss mechanisms. A team of German rese …

Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

Air is an enemy of lubricants. One of a formulator’s major challenges is keeping out the entrained air caused by slidi …

Marketing Matters

Marketing Matters

Emeka Umejei looks at African grease trends.

Base Oil Report

Base Oil Report

Mike Peters asks how low viscosities can go.

Squeezing Out Dusty Lubes

Squeezing Out Dusty Lubes

Cold extrusion lubricants can kick up a lot of dust. A replacement for zinc stearate powders may be able to clear the ai …

Supplying a Boost for the Bottom Line

Supplying a Boost for the Bottom Line

A demand-driven supply chain allows lube marketers to proactively meet consumer demand and reclaim otherwise missed oppo …

Design of Experiments Pinpoints Better Products

Design of Experiments Pinpoints Better Products

Product development can be tedious and taxing, but a multifactor testing method helps manage the guesswork and get to th …

Best Practices

Best Practices

Sara Lefcourt provides tips on how to plan for pandemics and other emergencies.

Need to Know

Need to Know

Tom Glenn explains how buyback fees may not be keeping pace with marketers’ cost of doing business.

Your Business

Your Business

Jack Goodhue relays advice from famously successful people.

Everyone’s Business

Everyone’s Business

Andrew Goddard discusses a recent case handled by VLS, the U.K. specification body.

Functional Profile of Lubricants in Service

Functional Profile of Lubricants in Service

Monitoring a lubricant’s condition is essential to keep machinery healthy and prevent costly failures. Using tribology …

Middle East Slow on EV Uptake

Middle East Slow on EV Uptake

With lakes of oil under their feet and enticing subsidies for automotive fuel, it is easy to see why drivers in the Gulf …