Industrial Gear Oils

Making EVs Provides Lube Opportunities
A view of the chassis of an electric car, with powertrain, batteries pack and power connections closeup. © Sergii Chernov

Making EVs Provides Lube Opportunities

Lube Report Americas - November 23, 2022

Although the shift to manufacturing of electric vehicles will bring a decline in industrial lubricants consumption, it w ...

China’s Carbon Ambitions May Boost mPAOs

China’s Carbon Ambitions May Boost mPAOs

Lube Report Asia - September 9, 2022

China aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2060, which will likely offer opportunities for metallocene polyalphaolefin as ...

U.S. Adds More Wind Turbines

U.S. Adds More Wind Turbines

Lube Report Americas - February 16, 2022

Wind power generation capacity in the United States grew 10% in 2021 to 134,996 megawatts, but the amount added was less ...

Wind Energy Opportunity Seen in China

Wind Energy Opportunity Seen in China

Lube Report Asia - January 14, 2022

The falling costs for wind energy turbines in China, where high coal prices have caused a number of power shortages duri ...

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic—and other factors, like severe weather—forced temporary shutdowns in a variety of industries. ...

China Leads Wind Energy Charge

China Leads Wind Energy Charge

Lube Report Asia - March 26, 2021

Asia-Pacific’s wind power capacity reached almost 56 gigawatts in 2020, a 78% increase from 2019, according to data re ...

A Whistle Stop Tour of Locomotive Lubes

A Whistle Stop Tour of Locomotive Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Since the first steam trains of early 19th century England, locomotives have been an invaluable boon to trade and civili ...

Industrial Lubes Roughed up by Pandemic

Industrial Lubes Roughed up by Pandemic

Lube Report Asia - September 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will reduce global demand volumes for general industrial oils and greases by 13% this year, consul ...

Slump, Rebound Forecast for Wind Energy Lubes

Slump, Rebound Forecast for Wind Energy Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - July 28, 2020

The current economic downturn should cause a setback for demand of lubricants used in wind turbines, but the industry sh ...

Wind Energy Lube Demand Forecast to Stall

Wind Energy Lube Demand Forecast to Stall

Lube Report Americas - July 22, 2020

Global lubricant demand for wind energy is likely to hit a speed bump in the current economic climate but should rebound ...

Robots Need Lubes, Too

Robots Need Lubes, Too

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

Industrial robots have multiple joints, similar to human elbows and knees. Unlike humans, regular greasing is all they n ...

Additive

The Gearbox Killer?

Lubes'n'Greases - February 14, 2020

White etching cracks are a harbinger of gearbox death in wind turbines and other equipment. New research points to subpa ...

U.S. Wind Power Capacity Still Rising

U.S. Wind Power Capacity Still Rising

Lube Report Americas - February 12, 2020

United States operating wind power capacity grew 9.5 percent in 2019 to almost 105,600 megawatts, while power purchase a ...

IHS: Wind Energy Maintenance Spending to Grow

IHS: Wind Energy Maintenance Spending to Grow

Lube Report Americas - December 4, 2019

United States wind operations and annual maintenance spending is expected to increase by 50 percent from 2018 to more th ...

Additive

Gear Oils Gain Efficiency

Lubes'n'Greases - October 22, 2019

A new polyether hybrid base stock hopes to bridge the gap between compatibility and performance in the synthetic fluid l ...

Additive

Spotlight Shifts to Synthetic and Naphthenic Base Oils

Lubes'n'Greases - June 24, 2019

Are the synthetic and naphthenic understudies to paraffinic base oils ready to steal the limelight?

Additive

Tribologists Urged to Accelerate Innovation

Lube Report Americas - May 29, 2019

Attendees at the annual meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers heard a call to accelerate thei ...