Volume 2 Issue 41
Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the Oct. 16 edition of Lube Report Americas.
The types of metals used in wide ranges of products have evolved in recent years, trending toward greater use of alloys and new kinds of alloys, and this creates challenges in the formulation of metalworking fluids.
Lubricant marketers should monitor new automotive engine technologies - both large changes and smaller ones - to keep abreast of potential developments in lube performance demands, an industry insider said at a conference.
Energy demand will stay flat in North America and increase by 37 percent in Latin America between 2017 and 2040, according to a new forecast by ExxonMobil.