Aluminum

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Marketing Matters

April 27, 2020

Emeka Umejei looks at African grease trends.

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Contradictory Compatibility

September 17, 2019

Different grease compatibility charts often present conflicting information, putting end users and their equipment at ri ...

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Everyone’s Business

March 18, 2019

Trevor Gauntlett celebrates the International Year of the Periodic Table.

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Aluminum Complex Grease Has Growth Potential in India

March 18, 2019

Electric vehicle battery makers domination of global lithium supplies leaves Indian grease makers vulnerable to shortage ...

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Grease Consistency: A Stiff Challenge

October 24, 2017

For almost a century, the cone penetrometer has taken the measure of grease stiffness. Its easy, cheap, fast--and wildly ...

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Formulating Water-Resistant Grease

June 15, 2017

Water in lubricating greases has been a concern for more than a century. Recent research shows that calcium sulfonate gr ...

Grease Output Edged Up in 2016

Grease Output Edged Up in 2016

June 14, 2017

OLYMPIC VALLEY, California – Global production of lubricating greases reached 2.57 billion pounds in 2016, accordi ...

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The Hunt for Lithium Alternatives

April 18, 2017

With lithium prices hot on their heels, grease producers are chasing after less-costly thickeners.

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Development Boosts Africas Grease Market

April 16, 2017

Africas grease demand is expanding due to agricultural, industrial, infrastructure and mining projects. However, grease ...

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Fuchs Grease Plants Progress

March 22, 2017

Fuchs new factory in Chicago will produce 29 different specialty greases, and its new plant near Johannesburg, South Afr ...

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Grease Production Stays Flat

November 17, 2016

Global grease production was relatively stable from 2010 to 2015, hovering around 1.1 million tons annually. Sales were ...

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Verkol Adjusts to the Quaker Way of Life

September 16, 2016

Founded in 1923 as an independent lube manufacturer, Verkol is in the midst of rebranding itself as part of the Quaker C ...

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Fuchs Plans South Africa Grease Hub

August 10, 2016

Fuchs Petrolub plans to build a new grease plant in Johannesburg, South Africa, that will serve as the companys hub for ...

Worldwide Grease Production Declines

Worldwide Grease Production Declines

June 29, 2016

China, North America and Europe were the top grease manufacturers in 2015, representing 71 percent of worldwide producti ...

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Grease Demand Forecast to Stagnate

June 15, 2016

HOT SPRINGS, Va. – Global demand for greases used in industrial applications is expected to remain nearly flat thr ...

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Russias Intesmo Launches Grease Plant

September 10, 2014

VOLGOGRAD, Russia – Russian grease maker Intesmo pledged to reduce Russias reliance on imported grease and to also ...