Bacteria Testing


The Path Ahead for Metalworking Fluid Microbiology

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2018

Decades of research have advanced metalworking fluid maintenance practices, but unanswered questions still abound.


Life After the Big Four

Lubes'n'Greases - August 26, 2015

Is it possible to meet demanding metalworking requirements without using boron, formaldehyde, DCHA or phosphorus? Recent ...


Shedding Light on MWF Microbes

Lubes'n'Greases - May 27, 2014

The same chemistry that makes fireflies glow can detect microbial growth in your metalworking fluids, and do it faster a ...


Peering into the Mist

Lubes'n'Greases - May 16, 2014

Scientists disagree on how or how much metalworking fluids affect worker health, but theyre finding new tools to solve t ...


Eaton Picks a Greener Option

Lubes'n'Greases - May 13, 2014

When metalworking fluids created a massive headache for this automotive component manufacturer, it sought relief in a ve ...


Biocides Under a Microscope. U.S.

Lubes'n'Greases - May 12, 2014

Canadian and European regulators are all taking whacks at biocide use - and metalworking fluids are feeling the heat.


Debunking the Myths about Formaldehyde Condensates

Lubes'n'Greases - May 10, 2014

They cant stand up to mycobacteria, and theyre a health concern at any level. Right? An industry expert reviews the use ...


Facing Down Microbes

Lubes'n'Greases - May 7, 2014

How well do phenolic compounds hold up against microbes such as bacteria, fungi and viruses in metalworking fluids? For ...


Modern Tools, Ancient Art

Lubes'n'Greases - May 7, 2014

Microorganisms can wreak havoc in the metalworking environment, so skilled formulators create metalworking fluids with b ...