Molybdenum

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility
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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 ...

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.

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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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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Megatrends for Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - May 27, 2014

A look inside Germanys market for lubricating greases shows a healthy recovery. It also underscores the challenges facin ...

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Getting Moly-fied

Lubes'n'Greases - May 22, 2014

Long prized by grease formulators as extreme-pressure agents, molybdenum is increasingly tapped for its friction-easing ...

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Building Blocks for Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - May 22, 2014

While some lubricants need only a single component, such as a rust inhibitor, engine oils demand a complex mix of chemis ...

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GF-5: Bearing Down Fast

Lubes'n'Greases - May 16, 2014

Less than a year remains to complete the new passenger car engine oil category - but there are still thorny patches in t ...