Nyco Base Oil NSF Registered
Nyco recently earned HX-1 registration from NSF International for a new synthetic ester. The registration means that the French companys new base fluid, Nycobase 32506FG, a neopolyolester designed to optimize thermo-oxidative stability, is suitable for use in formulating lubricants that might make incidental contact with food. The new base fluid, which Nyco said also shows outstanding cleanliness properties, is recommended for very high temperature applications such as chain oils, air compressor oils or greases. It is the eighth in the companys series of ester base fluids for H1 lubricant formulation, and like the others is both Halal and Kosher certified. The product is available in bulk or in packs. Web: www.nyco.fr
Dako Utilizes Flower Power
Like many companies today, Germanys Dako AG takes its energy and inspiration from the sun – or in this case, the sunflower. A common crop in Wiesentheid, Germany, sunflowers provide oil that the company makes into specialty chemicals, including those used in formulating lubricants and metalworking fluids. Dako boasts that, in addition to being renewable, the oleic acid, esters and emulsifiers produced by their process are highly pure, free of catalyst residues and have high hydrolytic and oxidation stability. The company says its products are ideal for formulating lubricants that qualify for the European Ecolabel. Web: www.dako-ag.com
Blackburn Battles Foam
Blackburn Chemicals, a U.K. firm specializing in industrial anti-foam agents, has added to its portfolio of such products tailored for the metalworking market. As part of their Dispelair brand, the firm has formulated four new additives, two based on 3D siloxane and two that are silicon-free. The additives are designed to achieve not only anti-foam efficiency, but also such key criteria as hard-water emulsion stability, filterability and concentrate stability. The additives will be distributed in the lubricants sector by Blackburns partner, Sea-Land Chemical Europe. Web: www.sealandchem.com
Nynas Looks on Bright Side
Nynas has taken aim at the bright stock shortage with an addition to its line of high viscosity base oils. Branded T550, the new base oil can be mixed with paraffinic oils to increase viscosity and, due to its excellent solvency, to improve additive solubility. The Sweden-based refiner says T550 performs well in greases and industrial lubricant formulations and is suitable for industrial applications where high viscosity and appearance are critical, as well as metal rolling and forming applications such as hot-steel rolling, stamping and forging. Web: www.nynas.com.
Savant Labs ISO Accredited
Savant Labs recently earned accreditation for chemical and mechanical testing. The certification, called ISO/IEC 17025:2005, was awarded by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation Inc. and means that Michigan-based Savant has met the technical and quality management system requirements to perform tests and calibration activities for the lubricants industry. Among the requirements was a new reporting format, which Savant says customers will find easy to use and understand. Web: www.savantlab.com
Kruss Automates Foam Analysis
Kruss announced recently that it would be exhibiting its new foam analysis instrument, called the Ross Miles Foam Analyzer, at the May Analytica 2016 conference in Munich. The RMFA is the worlds first instrument for measuring foam height electronically according to the ASTM D1173 standard, which is commonly used for investigating the foamability of foam-forming substances. Measurements with the RMFA are distinguished by high repeatability and convenient data handling. The company said the RMFA eliminates the idiosyncratic uncertainties inherent in manual measurements. Web: www.kruss.de
New Barrier Fluids
Hydrotex is introducing two new synthetic barrier fluids for equipment with tandem and dual mechanical seals. The Dallas company said the first is formulated for cost-sensitive applications and the second for those that require high-performance characteristics. Each has been tested by a major seal manufacturer. Both offer superior lubrication and cooling, and the high-performance fluid adds extended lubricant life and improved low-temperature fluidity, the company said. Both also are approved for incidental food contact under FDA Regulation CFR 178.3570. NSF H1 registration is pending. Web: www.hydrotexlube.com
Outdoor Spill Cabinet
New Pig recently introduced an outdoor wall-mount cabinet for spill supply storage. The Pig Spill Kit is designed for facilities with spill-prone outdoor areas that need to keep their supplies dry and ready. With poly construction and a gasketed door, the kit is made to be weather- and UV-resistant, and is prepackaged with a universal mat, absorbent socks, loose absorbent and PPE garb for workers. A see-through front panel makes it easy to check inventory levels and Spill Kit is printed on the cabinet for quick identification. Web: www.
New Greases From RSC Bio
RSC Bio Solutions is expanding its line of biodegradable greases designed to be tough on corrosion and easy on the environment. The North Carolina company will offer two more lithium complex greases – numbered 800 and 801 – as part of its EnviroLogic 800 series for use in applications with specifications calling for NLGI grade 0 or grade 1 greases. All of the companys 800 series lubricants are Vessel General Permit compliant with excellent low-temperature pumpability, anti-wear protection and oil separation stability. They are biodegradable and will not cause harm to aquatic life or animals, the company said. Web: www.rscbio.com
New Tester from Grabner
Ameteks Grabner Instruments division has developed a new rugged field vapor pressure tester designed to give precision measurements of a wide range of substances under harsh environmental conditions. Called the Minivap VP Vision, the company said the analyzer can measure gasoline, jet fuel, crude oil or LPG and solvents without the need to attach a pressure regulator. Certified to work in climates ranging from torrid to frigid, the Minivap can test a pressure range of 0 to 2000 kPa and can withstand heavy shocks and vibrations, making it ideal for military and other field use, Ametek said.