Extreme Pressure Additives

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Spotlight on Metalworking Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - 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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EPA Clarifies Chlorinated Paraffin Stance

Lube Report Americas - September 25, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency issued significant new use rules on Sept. 18 under the Toxic Substances Control Act ...

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New Chlorinated Paraffin Rule Opposed

Lube Report Americas - September 19, 2018

Industry organizations complained this week that a rule proposed recently by the Environmental Protection Agency could i ...

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Japanese Additives Plant Adds Capacity

Lube Report Asia - April 13, 2018

DIC Corp. began expanding its capacity to produce extreme pressure additives for metalworking fluids at its plant in Kas ...

Singapore Bans Some Short-Chain CPs

Singapore Bans Some Short-Chain CPs

Lube Report Asia - December 5, 2017

Beginning in June, Singapore will prohibit the use of short-chain chlorinated paraffins in metalworking fluids and other ...

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New Twists on Metalworking Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - November 16, 2017

Neutralizers and twist compression tests are putting an unexpected spin on fluid development.

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CP Saga Continues

Lube Report - October 18, 2017

The U.S. metalworking fluids industry is waiting to learn how the United States will regulate medium- and long-chain chl ...

Regulatory Impacts Loom for Industrial Lubes

Regulatory Impacts Loom for Industrial Lubes

Lube Report - September 20, 2017

CHICAGO- Political, environmental and regulatory issues are working together to shape the industrial lubricants landscap ...

EPA Shifts Course on Chlorinated Paraffins

EPA Shifts Course on Chlorinated Paraffins

Lube Report - July 5, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency entered into consent orders that allow three companies to manufacture and impor ...

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EPA Expected to Switch Course on CPs

Lube Report - April 5, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will reconsider its use of Toxic Substances Control Act Section 5 to review med ...

Asia Sticks with Chlorinated Paraffins

Asia Sticks with Chlorinated Paraffins

Lube Report Asia - April 4, 2017

The production of chlorinated paraffins for use in lubricant additives and metalworking fluids will grow steadily in com ...

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Landmark TSCA Reform Becomes Law

Lube Report - June 29, 2016

The Toxic Substances Control Act reform legislation signed into law June 22 makes significant changes to the United Stat ...

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Comments on CP Refute EPA’s Risk Analysis

Lube Report - April 6, 2016

March 23 marked the deadline for stakeholders to submit comments about environmental risks and critical applications ass ...

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Slaying the Corrosion Dragon

Lubes'n'Greases - March 23, 2016

Corrosion destroys both equipment and lubricants, but corrosion inhibitors present many challenges for lube formulators. ...

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Chlorinated Paraffin Comments Due to EPA

Lube Report - February 17, 2016

Feb. 22 is the deadline for submitting comments and more data for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys ongoing prel ...

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If Not Chlorine, What?

Lubes'n'Greases - January 22, 2016

The search is on for the next generation of extreme pressure additives to replace chlorinated paraffins in metalworking ...

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EPA Reveals Its Thinking on Chlorinated Paraffins

Lube Report - December 30, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made public new documents regarding its preliminary risk assessment of medi ...