Volume 3 Issue 37
Lubricant additive demand in the United States declined 9.5% through the first seven months of the year, according to data released recently by the American Chemistry Council, but showed signs of rebounding over the summer.
“Greases are absolutely the space lubricant of choice,” Christopher DellaCorte, senior technologist of tribology at NASA, asserted during the keynote presentation of the National Lubricating Grease Institute’s virtual technical sessions on Aug. 26.
A financially struggling molybdenum mineral exploration and development company took steps last week to sell a mine in Nevada as part of an effort to raise funds. Molybdenum is used as a friction modifier and to provide antiwear and extreme pressure protection in lubricants.