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May 2020

Achieving Balance

Munzing’s next generation Foam Ban product range includes the Foam Ban HP900, 1500 and 1800 series, all designed to achieve the delicate balance needed for foam control effectiveness in industrial fluids. This generation of defoamers delivers outstanding persistence under harsh conditions, is fast acting with excellent foam knock-down and provides optimum compatibility and dosage, according to maker Munzing. The defoamers also feature exceptional initial and long-lasting defoaming performance, excellent compatibility and stability in fluid concentrates, superior washability and paintability. Web:


Sealed and Delivered

Chemours’ Krytox Performance Lubricants feature a range of greases that offer excellent adhesion properties, do not oxidize and have good high-temperature stability, the company says. The greases are resistant to acidic or caustic cleaners and disinfectants, steam and moisture. They are compatible with all types of seal materials and can be used on seals in pumps, compressors, engines and other pressurized equipment. They also can be used in weather-proofing applications in automobiles. The greases can aid in assembly and improve O-ring durability and reliability. Web:

A sure seal
A sure seal


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 claimed. Web: 

Safe Rolling
Safe Rolling


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: 

The whole kit and caboodle for Harleys
The whole kit and caboodle for Harleys


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:


April 2020

Keep It Quiet

Chemours has designed its Krytox Performance Lubricants to deliver very low in-cabin noise levels in automobiles. The lubricants eliminate unwanted noise from weather stripping and have excellent resistance to washout or degradation from rain, car washes and road chemicals. The lubes have low volatility and high resistance to drying out, the company claims. They are also easy to apply, non-staining, non-migrating and durable for the lifetime of the vehicle. The lubes’ areas of application include airbag and steering wheel components, facia and trim panels, console parts, headrests, and instrument panels. Web:​

Unheard of silence
Unheard of silence


Farewell to Foam

Specialty additive company Munzing’s Foam Ban 155 is a defoamer based on a hybrid of siloxane and polyacrylate in synthetic hydrocarbon. The defoamer is designed to provide excellent surface foam control while also minimizing its impact on air release in non-aqueous industrial lubricants. The company claims that the defoamer can help prevent pump cavitation and depletion of additives while also providing increased wear protection and extended tooling life. Foam Ban 155’s areas of application include non-aqueous grinding fluids, cutting oils, hydraulic oils and gear oils. Web:

Foam is a foe no more.
Foam is a foe no more.


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:

Cubes of sustainability
Cubes of sustainability


Low-viscosity Motor Oil

Special Tec AA 0W-16 is Liqui Moly’s newest motor oil, the lowest viscosity oil the company 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: 

German oil for Japanese cars
German oil for Japanese cars


Block Oxidation

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: 



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