The Green Trend Chips into Metalworking Fluids
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The Green Trend Chips into Metalworking Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - July 2, 2020

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


ASTM Drafts Guide to Fight Foam

Lubes'n'Greases - July 22, 2019

Choosing the right test to evaluate foaming tendency could make or break a metalworking fluid formulation. ASTM is stepp ...

Dos and Donts of Emulsifying Coolant

Dos and Donts of Emulsifying Coolant

Lubes'n'Greases - August 21, 2018

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


Metalworkings Utility Knife

Lubes'n'Greases - March 17, 2017

The versatility of pine chemicals can allow formulators to clean out the toolbox in favor of a multipurpose additive.


Foam Control Gets New Tools

Lube Report Asia - November 3, 2015

Foam in manufacturing and technical processes can be good or bad. In some cases it is helpful, but in others - such as m ...


Improved Emulsifiers Control Foam, Avoid Labels

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - October 16, 2015

Fluid formulators and emulsifier suppliers are facing numerous challenges with regard to performance requirements, regul ...


Improving Rolling Oils for Nonferrous Metals

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 1, 2014

Oils typically used for rolling nonferrous metals often do not provide the best lubrication or surface finishes. Researc ...


Additives Growth to Outpace Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - April 2, 2014

Global consumption of lubricant additives is climbing 2.2 percent a year -- which is faster than the lubes they go into, ...


New Tools for Foam Control in Metalworking Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - February 12, 2014

Foam control is more critical in metalworking fluids because of the higher cutting speeds and higher pressures being use ...


P2 Develops New Surfactants

Lube Report - December 14, 2011

Newly formed P2 Science is using technology licensed from Yale University to develop and manufacture a new class of surf ...


Time Short for Sulfonate Users

Lube Report - March 5, 2003

The decision by Shell Oil Products US to close its base oil refinery in Martinez, Calif., is causing big disruptions for ...


Polartech Buys Emulsifier Business

Lube Report - November 13, 2002

Polartech Ltd. announced last week that it has bought Crompton Corp.s Petromix soluble oil base product line to become t ...


New Sulfonates Plant Opens

Lube Report - January 9, 2002

Offering to relieve tight demand for an important ingredient in metalworking fluids and other lubricants, chemical broke ...