Research & Development

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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 ...

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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 ...