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Volume 24, Issue 10: October 2018 Lubes'n'Greases Magazine


U.S. Base Oils Riding High

Racing headlong from January through June unhindered by major turnarounds, U.S. refiners set a new record for first-half base oil production.

Plant Managers Blend Strong Gains

The 2018 Lubricants Industry Salary Survey showed higher salaries for lube plant managers. Plus, a peek at how CEO pay compares to the average lube company worker.

The Dirty Dozen

Twelve common types of oil contamination can dramatically shorten equipment life. What are the culprits, and how can they be apprehended?

REACHing for Lube Additives

Some small-volume chemicals-like lube additives-may have slipped through the cracks of REACH registration in the EU, creating potential supply chain disruptions.

Dont Believe Your Eyes

An objective measurement system can put to rest the most common complaint from grease buyers: off-color product.

On the Right Tack

The two-finger test for lube tackiness is finally being bumped by a standardized method, while a novel additive has emerged to help preserve tackifiers.

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Lubes'n'Greases is LNG Publishing's flagship, award-winning, independent monthly magazine for and about the global lubricants industry. Every month, print and digital editions deliver hard news, features and informed opinions covering automotive and industrial lubricants, metalworking fluids, greases, base stocks, additives, packaging, biodegradable and synthetic products, companies, people, issues and trends affecting the industry.

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All print-edition subscriptions include two popular supplements: the Global Guide to Base Oil Refining in June and the Global Guide to Nonconventional Base Stocks in September. Digital subscribers in the United States and Canada will also receive these supplements.