Research & Development

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Researchers Tout New Nanomaterial

Lube Report EMEA - April 27, 2021

Researchers at an Austrian university have found lubricating properties in a two-dimensional nanomaterial, mXene, they a ...

Lithium Loosens Its Grip on Grease

Lithium Loosens Its Grip on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

At the end of March, India implemented the world’s most stringent lockdown in response to the novel coronavirus pande ...

Sinopec, University Partner on Research Center

Sinopec, University Partner on Research Center

Lube Report Asia - November 27, 2020

Sinopec lube business arm Great Wall and Tsinghua University’s Tianjin Research Institute for Advanced Equipment forme ...

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Federal Grant Aids Nanoparticles in Lubes

Lube Report Americas - November 11, 2020

A $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will help accelerate development of Baltimore, Maryland-based Pi ...

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Lubricating Plastics via Microcapsules

Lube Report EMEA - August 18, 2020

Chemists at two German research institutes have devised lubricant-filled microcapsules that can be mixed into thermoplas ...

Formulating Bike Lube Systematically

Formulating Bike Lube Systematically

Lube Report EMEA - July 10, 2020

A British supplier of bicycle cleaning products devised a process to determine the performance characteristics of chain ...

The Green Trend Chips into Metalworking Fluids

The Green Trend Chips into Metalworking Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - July 2, 2020

There's no regulatory requirement for MWFs that meet Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant standards, but formulating gre ...

Get Set, Flow

Get Set, Flow

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 27, 2020

Hydraulic systems need the correct viscosity fluid to balance opposing efficiency loss mechanisms. A team of German rese ...

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Design of Experiments Pinpoints Better Products

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2020

Product development can be tedious and taxing, but a multifactor testing method helps manage the guesswork and get to th ...

Researchers Make Base Oils from Non-food Plants

Researchers Make Base Oils from Non-food Plants

Lube Report Americas - February 6, 2019

Researchers at a University of Delaware-partnered lab say they have discovered a way to create lubricant base oils from ...

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Pilot Invests in Tech

Lube Report Americas - January 24, 2018

Pilot Chemical Co. is investing $5 million in technology and innovation initiatives this year as part of an effort to br ...

Grease Research Earns NLGI Grant

Grease Research Earns NLGI Grant

Lube Report Americas - January 10, 2018

A scientific investigation into the mysteries of lubricating grease degradation and entropy has been awarded the NLGI Re ...

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Rewards Flow to Lab, R&D Pros

Lubes'n'Greases - November 26, 2014

That humming noise in your lab may be coming from a manager with plenty to sing about on payday. Part 3 of our exclusive ...

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R&D Costs on the Rise

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 1, 2014

Research and development expenses in the lubricant industry are rising steadily, and the rate of increase may accelerate ...