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ZDDP Lives On

LNG Magazine - October 1, 2020

Emissions regulations threatened to steal engine oil formulators’ main weapon against wear. How has its use persisted?

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

PEV - October 1, 2020

There are a number of potential avenues of development and challenges for electric vehicle lubricant formulators, but wh ...

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Brenntag Adopts New Structure

Lube Report EMEA - September 29, 2020

Chemicals distributor Brenntag said last week that it will change its operating model by forming two units – one to su ...

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From Other Editions of Lube Report

Lube Report EMEA - September 15, 2020

Nevada Moly Mine to Change Hands

Nevada Moly Mine to Change Hands

Lube Report Americas - September 9, 2020

A financially struggling molybdenum mineral exploration and development company took steps last week to sell a mine in N ...

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From Other Editions of Lube Report

Lube Report EMEA - August 23, 2020

Automotive

Automotive

LNG Magazine - August 3, 2020

Steve Swedberg posits that aftermarket additives, often called “snake oil” or “mouse milk,” may have some useful ...

The Green Trend Chips into Metalworking Fluids

The Green Trend Chips into Metalworking Fluids

LNG Magazine - July 2, 2020

There's no regulatory requirement for MWFs that meet Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant standards, but formulating gre ...

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2020

Chinese additives maker Kangtai Lubricant Additives Co. started construction in June on a 50,000 metric tons per year ad ...

Spotlight on Grease

Spotlight on Grease

LNG Magazine - June 2, 2020

The grease industry has been under pressure to develop formulations that keep pace with the increased performance and ef ...

Shear Improvement: Polymers Keep Mechanical Stability

Shear Improvement: Polymers Keep Mechanical Stability

LNG Magazine - June 2, 2020

Polymers can improve water resistance, thickener yield and tackiness in grease formulations, but their long molecular st ...

Robots Need Lubes, Too

Robots Need Lubes, Too

LNG Magazine - June 2, 2020

Industrial robots have multiple joints, similar to human elbows and knees. Unlike humans, regular greasing is all they n ...

PAO Blend Steps into the EV Thermal Management Fray

PAO Blend Steps into the EV Thermal Management Fray

PEV - May 7, 2020

All vehicles require a range of lubricants, greases, coolants and fluids, and EVs are no exception. Existing base stock ...

Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

LNG Magazine EMEA - April 27, 2020

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

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Marketing Matters

LNG Magazine EMEA - April 27, 2020

Emeka Umejei looks at African grease trends.

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Spotlight on Metalworking Fluids

LNG Magazine - April 1, 2020

Metalworking processes are evolving, and the fluids used to lubricate them must keep pace. One company highlights how th ...

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The Future is Modified

LNG Magazine EMEA - February 17, 2020

Selecting additives for engine oils requires careful consideration, as the search for better fuel economy goes on. Visco ...