Research & Development

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Replacing Mineral Base Oils

Lube Report EMEA - February 22, 2022

The sustainability movement demands that industry begin looking for replacements to mineral base oils, a Swedish academi ...

Tribochemistry Begets Sustainability?

Tribochemistry Begets Sustainability?

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

Tribochemistry has long been a key science in the lubricant industry. Discover how the discipline is now aiding in the q ...

The Bounty of Bench Tests

The Bounty of Bench Tests

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The changing landscape for lubricants and greases means that bench tests must also evolve. How are bench tests supportin ...

How Valuable Are Bench Tests for Lubricants?

How Valuable Are Bench Tests for Lubricants?

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

Lubricant bench tests are small-scale tests examining a specific aspect of a lubricant’s performance. Faster and cheap ...

The Road to Standardization

The Road to Standardization

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

Quantifying Tackiness and Adhesion in Greases Standardization of test methods in the lubricants industry is neither a ...

Can 0W-20 Oils Protect Heavy-duty Diesel Engines?

Can 0W-20 Oils Protect Heavy-duty Diesel Engines?

Lubes'n'Greases - November 1, 2021

As emissions limits and fuel economy targets become more stringent in markets around the globe, there has been an increa ...

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German Researchers Seek Superlubricity

Lube Report EMEA - October 12, 2021

A German research institute said today that it is leading twin projects aimed at achieving superlubricity in vehicles an ...

China Center to Develop Additives, Lubes

China Center to Develop Additives, Lubes

Lube Report Asia - September 3, 2021

An independent Chinese refiner and an academic institution have agreed to establish a research center to develop lubrica ...

Ammonia-powered Marine Engines Bring New Challenges for Lube Blenders

Ammonia-powered Marine Engines Bring New Challenges for Lube Blenders

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

Among the many zero- or low-carbon fuels being considered by engine manufacturers to address the International Maritime ...

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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 pandem ...

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 ...