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Global additive manufacturer SI Group has launched Ethanox 1315, a lubricant antioxidant that provides lower volatility under high temperatures and extends the effective usage range of the lubricant. The company says the phenolic antioxidant performs well in standalone applications and also works well in tandem with its other antioxidants in several industrial and engine oil applications. It is soluble in today’s base stocks and satisfies the requirements of old and new engine technology. Web: 

Recycle, Reuse

Greif’s new GCube intermediate bulk container is a greener shipping option. The inner layer of the container is made of high-density polyethylene, while the two external layers are made from a blend of post-consumer resin. The company claims that the layers assure product integrity while the outer PCR layers reduce the carbon footprint of the entire container by up to 11 percent. The new IBC is currently available from Greif’s Castenedolo plant in Italy and will soon be available across the globe in countries including Germany, Netherlands, Russia, China, Spain and the United States. Web:

Low-viscosity Motor Oil

Special Tec AA 0W-16 is the lowest viscosity motor oil that Liqui Moly has ever made, designed to conserve fuel while reducing emissions. It also boasts good high- and low-temperature behavior as well as high shear stability, good wear resistance and extended oil life. According to the company, the oil meets the American Petroleum Institute’s SN Plus-Resource Conserving specification as well as the requirements of ILSAC GF-5. The oil is suitable for use in select vehicle models from Honda, Lexus, Suzuki and Toyota. Web: 

Apt Additive

Nanotech Industrial Solutions introduced its newest multi-functional additive, IW-5000. The water based antiwear, anti-friction and extreme pressure additive is formulated using inorganic nanostructured fullerene-like tungsten disulfide and may be used for synthetic, semi-synthetic and emulsion metalworking fluids or any other water-miscible lubricating fluids. The company boasts that the zero-oil additive also offers good load carrying and cooling capacity and is nonflammable and nontoxic. Web: 

Hybrid Lubes

Motul launched a comprehensive product range for hybrid vehicles with gasoline engines, including four engine oils, a coolant and a transmission fluid. The engine oils in the range come in viscosity grades SAE 0W-20, SAE 0W-16, SAE 0W-12 and SAE 0W-8. They offer good cold starts, decreased oil consumption and engine cleanliness, the company claims. Each oil in the range is available in 1-, 4-, 20- and 208-liter packages. Motul DHT e-ATF, the range’s transmission fluid, is completely synthetic and protects both the mechanical and electric propulsion sources in hybrids. Web:

Three-roll Mill

Released in January, Exakt Technologies’ Exakt 120S Plus is the newest addition to the company’s S-line of three-roll mills. The mill offers a color display that enables easy monitoring of the production timer, speed, temperature and power consumption. It boasts an adjustable gap range from approximately 5 to 220 micrometers and increased safety features, such as safe cleaning and reverse operation modes. The mill is available with rollers made of chrome or aluminum oxide and can process a wide variety of materials, such as lubricants, on an industrial scale, the company claims. Web: 

Oil Change Kit for Motorcycles

Amsoil rolled out a series of new motorcycle oil change kits. The HDCK and HDBK kits are compatible with Harley-Davidson motorcycles manufactured from 1999 through 2016. These kits include 4 quarts of Amsoil SAE 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin motorcycle oil as well as one oil filter in chrome or black and one drain plug O-ring. For bikes manufactured from 2017 to the present, the HDMC and HDMB kits include 5 quarts of oil along with the filter and drain plug O-ring. Web:  

Environmentally Acceptable Greases

Cortec’s Ecoline range of greases includes USDA Certified Biobased Products as well as Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants as defined by the EPA. The greases come in NLGI Grades 0 to 3 and reduce friction and wear for smoother operations and longer equipment life across a variety of applications, the company says. The range includes a heavy-duty grease, food machinery greases, drilling rod grease, wire rope grease, fifth wheel grease, rail curve grease and a multipurpose grease. Web: 

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