Friction Modifiers

The Art of Glass

The Art of Glass

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

A tribological coating allows for increased production of vaccine vials.   For the past year, pharmacologists a ...

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

Electric Vehicles InSite - October 1, 2020

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

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 ...

Robots Need Lubes, Too

Robots Need Lubes, Too

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

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

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Think Small for Big Performance

Lubes'n'Greases - November 20, 2019

Nano-additives continue to make strides in lubricants formulation, proving that size really does matter.

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Japanese Lube Additive Maker Expands Plant

Lube Report Asia - August 9, 2019

Japan's Adeka Corp. will complete an expansion of its lubricant additive plant this month, and seeks to expand sale of i ...

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Predicting the Future of Additive Package Components

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 20, 2019

Additive companies play a key role in the drive for improved fuel economy and emissions targets, which are in turn deter ...

Downsizing Additives

Downsizing Additives

Lubes'n'Greases - February 19, 2019

Ongoing research examines how tiny polymer beads can produce big performance benefits throughout a lubricants service li ...

Aiming for Greener Lubes

Aiming for Greener Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - January 22, 2019

A small, Colorado-based blender has high-performance biobased lubes in its sights. The ammo? Colloidal dispersion.

New Turbos Spur TEOST Overhaul

New Turbos Spur TEOST Overhaul

Lubes'n'Greases - March 19, 2018

Decades of dramatic changes in turbochargers and engine oils have overwhelmed the TEOST 33C bench test. Savants update w ...

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Molybdenum to the Rescue

Lubes'n'Greases - January 23, 2018

The threat of wear imperils engines that rely on low-viscosity lubricants. Molybdenum based friction modifiers could hel ...

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SPECIAL REPORT : Lanxess – High-Performance Organic Friction Modifier Retains Performance

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - November 17, 2017

Lanxess highlights the development of an ashless organic friction modifier that improves fuel economy over a range of lu ...

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SPECIAL REPORT : Lanxess – High-Performance Organic Friction Modifier Retains Performance

Lubes'n'Greases - November 17, 2017

Lanxess reports on the development of an ashless organic friction modifier that improves fuel economy over a range of lu ...

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Sliding into Food-Grade Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - June 20, 2017

Greater automation in the food industry is raising the pressure on greases for processing equipment. A common compound i ...

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Lubricant Coatings Cut Friction and Noise

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 23, 2016

Design changes made to create a quiet, comfortable environment for drivers and passengers allow new noises to be heard w ...

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Boosting Grease Efficiency & Life

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 21, 2016

While the spotlight has been on increasing engine and drivetrain life and efficiency, there was little or no focus on gr ...

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Additives Boost Fuel Economy

Lube Report Asia - December 29, 2015

Protecting engine parts with surface-active additives is critical to improving fuel economy, and may be a revolution in ...