Friction Modifiers


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 ...


Who Are the Additive Winners (and Losers)?

Lubes'n'Greases - May 22, 2014

A new study sees antioxidants, friction modifiers and PPD racing ahead in this $10 billion market, as antiwear agents an ...


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 ...


Additives Growth Throttles Back

Lubes'n'Greases - May 17, 2014

Global economic woes have deflated the near-term outlook for lube additives, but there are some brighter openings among ...


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 ...


Beneath the Surface

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 28, 2014

With so much focus on fuel economy, lubricant formulators are seeking new types of friction modifiers. One academic says ...


Racing into Global Markets

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 18, 2014

Liqui Moly traces its success to a silvery powder called molybdenum disulfide and has built itself from a regional suppl ...


Mining for Moly in the Outback

Lube Report - February 20, 2008

Moly Mines Ltd. has awarded a $1.1 billion Australian (U.S. $997.9 million), seven year mining and earthmoving contract ...


Climax Refinds that Rocky Mountain High

Lube Report - December 26, 2007

Climax Molybdenums mine high in the Colorado Rockies is slated to resume operations, driven by growing demand in China f ...


More Moly from Chile

Lube Report - November 28, 2007

Xstrata Coppers North Chile Division on Monday announced commencement of feasibility studies on an expansion that would ...


More Money for Moly

Lube Report - September 5, 2007

MPH Ventures Corp. has signed an agreement with Rio Algom Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton Ltd., and with ...


Moly Drilling Project Under Way in Ontario

Lube Report - August 29, 2007

MetalCorp Ltd. last week announced the start of drilling at its Playter molybdenum-silver project on the western end of ...


Seeking Graphite, Moly in Canada

Lube Report - December 6, 2006

Two Canadian companies -- Quinto Technology Inc. and Gowest Amalgamated Resources Ltd. -- hope to find new sources of gr ...


Mount Hope Moly Project Moves Ahead

Lube Report - June 14, 2006

Idaho General Mines Inc. announced Monday that it has filed a plan of operations with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management ...