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Passing the Test: Choosing the Best Grease for Your Heavy Equipment

Lubes'n'Greases - November 20, 2019

A how-to guide for using bench tests to select the right grease for your heavy mining equipment.

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Axel to Expand, Improve U.S. Grease Plants

Lube Report Americas - October 30, 2019

Axel Christiernsson AB announced on Monday a multi-million dollar expansion and improvement plan across its three grease ...

Lithium Prices Give Back Ground

Lithium Prices Give Back Ground

Lube Report Americas - October 23, 2019

Lithium prices have fallen in recent months, offering respite to lubricating grease producers who had been squeezed by a ...

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Contradictory Compatibility

Lubes'n'Greases - September 17, 2019

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

NLGI Pursues Future Grease Specs

NLGI Pursues Future Grease Specs

Lube Report Americas - August 14, 2019

The National Lubricating Grease Institute yesterday announced a collaboration with the Center for Quality Assurance to d ...

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Grease Production Dips in North America

Lube Report Americas - June 12, 2019

Lubricating grease production in North America declined 4.2 percent in 2018, according to the National Lubricating Greas ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON GREASE

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2019

Grease performance and production techniques continue to advance. Two companies present their latest grease innovations.

Easing India’s Reliance on Lithium Greases

Easing India’s Reliance on Lithium Greases

Lube Report Asia - March 22, 2019

Indian grease manufacturers, like their counterparts in other countries, have for the past couple years bemoaned sharp i ...

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Aluminum Complex Grease Has Growth Potential in India

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 18, 2019

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

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Everyone’s Business

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 18, 2019

Trevor Gauntlett celebrates the International Year of the Periodic Table.

Grease Industry Trending Toward Calcium

Grease Industry Trending Toward Calcium

Lube Report Americas - January 2, 2019

The grease industrys use of calcium thickeners is on the rise, spurred by a search for alternatives to increasingly expe ...

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Spotlight on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2018

Modern grease formulation is a balancing act of performance, service life and energy efficiency. Two companies give insi ...

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Grease Consistency: A Stiff Challenge

Lubes'n'Greases - 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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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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Formulating Water-Resistant Grease

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - 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

Lube Report - 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

Lubes'n'Greases - 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

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 16, 2017

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