Many thought the storms destruction spelled doom and gloom for domestic base oil volumes in 2017, but producers sprinted past several obstacles to reach the second-best year in a decade.
Volume 24, Issue 4: April 2018 Lubes'n'Greases Magazine
Though wax usually brings to mind candles and shoe polish, one additive maker says it deserves a place of honor in metalworking fluids.
Last year didnt turn out so badly for lube makers, but Fuchs sees a rising threat from digitalization companies trying to drive a wedge between producers and their customers.
Metal parts producers are demanding greater efficiency, and cleaning solutions have not escaped scrutiny. Formulators aim to help save energy by removing metalworking fluid residue at lower temperatures.
Decades of dramatic changes in turbochargers and engine oils have overwhelmed the TEOST 33C bench test. Savants update will revive this important tool for formulators and OEMs.
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