Metalworking Fluids

A Cooler Clean

A Cooler Clean

Lubes'n'Greases - March 19, 2018

Metal parts producers are demanding greater efficiency, and cleaning solutions have not escaped scrutiny. Formulators ai ...

Japanese Supplier Expands Overseas

Japanese Supplier Expands Overseas

Lube Report Asia - February 16, 2018

Japanese lube manufacturer Suzuki Kikoh Co. established a joint venture with a local firm in Thailand to expand its indu ...

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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 ...

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Top Lube Report Stories of 2017

Lube Report - December 27, 2017

The year that is winding down has been eventful for the global lubricants industry - featuring a rocky road for lubrican ...

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Russian and European Challenges for Metalworking Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - December 11, 2017

When comparing metalworking fluid trends in developed markets, the forces and constraints that shape them can be diverse ...

Singapore Bans Some Short-Chain CPs

Singapore Bans Some Short-Chain CPs

Lube Report Asia - December 5, 2017

Beginning in June, Singapore will prohibit the use of short-chain chlorinated paraffins in metalworking fluids and other ...

Mixed Opinions on Synthetic MWFs Future

Mixed Opinions on Synthetic MWFs Future

Lube Report - November 22, 2017

Synthetic metalworking fluids are expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 3 percent to 3.5 percent by 2021, accord ...

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Italmatch Snaps Up Elco

Lube Report - November 22, 2017

Elco Corp. parent Detrex and global specialty chemicals company Italmatch Chemicals have entered into a merger agreement ...

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New Twists on Metalworking Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - November 16, 2017

Neutralizers and twist compression tests are putting an unexpected spin on fluid development.

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EU Gives Leaded Alloys Another Reprieve

Lube Report - October 18, 2017

Suppliers of metal alloys and metal removal fluids can breathe a sigh of relief - for now. The European Commission took ...

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Ingevity Absorbs Georgia-Pacifics Pine Chemicals

Lube Report - August 30, 2017

Ingevity Corp. will acquire Georgia-Pacifics pine chemicals business - including tall oil fatty acids used in metalworki ...

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Milling Over Rolling Oils

Lubes'n'Greases - August 24, 2017

Getting the most out of aluminum rolling coolant means optimizing application in addition to selecting the right lube.

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Indian, German MWF Firms Form JV

Lube Report Asia - August 1, 2017

Zavenir Daubert India Pvt. and Chemische Werke Kluthe GmbH formed a joint venture to strengthen their reach in markets f ...

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MWF Study Focuses on Kidney Risks

Lube Report - July 26, 2017

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded George Washington University a $1.3 million grant to study w ...

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Industrial Lube Demand Upbeat in India

Lube Report Asia - July 25, 2017

The outlook for industrial lube demand in India is positive, thanks to government initiatives aimed at boosting manufact ...

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Publishers Letter

Lubes'n'Greases - July 21, 2017

Metalworking fluid formulators have been waiting for the curtain to rise and reveal the United States Environmental Prot ...

EPA Shifts Course on Chlorinated Paraffins

EPA Shifts Course on Chlorinated Paraffins

Lube Report - July 5, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency entered into consent orders that allow three companies to manufacture and impor ...

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Molding A New Metalworking Fluid

Lubes'n'Greases - June 20, 2017

Gelatin has found a niche outside its usual gummy bears and aspics: sweetening the performance of metalworking lubes.