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September 2018

Oils Stay Strong
Sea-Land Chemical is distributing Songwon Industrial Co.’s liquid butylated/octylated diphenylamine antioxidant, Songnox L750. The additive mitigates oxidation by reacting with and stabilizing radicals produced in automotive and industrial lubricants and greases, the company says. It also reduces viscosity to prevent deposit formation and foam generation, ensure performance at low temperatures, protect oils at high temperatures, curb corrosion and eliminate contaminants. The antioxidant extends oil service life and drain intervals, Sea-Land notes. Web:

Stabilize lubes.

Roll Up Drums
Moving heavy bulk solid storage drums is now a simpler task with Flexicon’s drum dumping system. The equipment automatically rolls the drums into position, dumps their contents into a discharge hood and rolls them out of the dumping station, allowing transfer of materials from drums weighing up to 750 pounds, the company says. The device contains photoelectric sensors along the powered roller conveyors where empty drums are placed for removal, which relay the position of full and empty drums to the system controller. The drum dumping system has a high-lift configuration for emptying drums into elevated receiving equipment, an open-chute configuration and a dust-free design for dumping boxes, bins, pails and other containers. Web:

Lift, dump, repeat.

Additive Subtracts LSPI
A new additive from Lubrizol aims to address the demands of modern gasoline and diesel engines. PV2500 is a mid-sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur additive package that mitigates the occurrence of low-speed pre-ignition in gasoline direct injection and turbocharged engines and defends against timing chain wear in European vehicles. The company adds that the product meets emissions requirements for after-treatment systems in these cars. “The automotive market is expected to see a rise in demand for mid-SAPS lubricant solutions going into gasoline vehicles as OEMs start to introduce gasoline particulate filters,” said Anthony Smith, Lubrizol product manager, passenger car engine oils. Web:

North American 0W-16
North American Lubricants’ PureSyn SAE 0W-16 engine oil is available for the newest Toyota and Honda vehicles, which the company boasts is one of the first to be licensed in the U.S. As of publication, fewer than 20 North American companies have SAE 0W-16 oils licensed by the American Petroleum Institute. “Fuel economy will continue to be the driver in advancements of engine oil design, but the careful selection of high quality base oils and additives ensures the necessary protection of newly designed smaller displacement engines,” said NAL President Aaron Read. Web:

August 2018

Fishing for Better Oil
Shell aims to protect high-speed diesel engines in the fishing and tug boat segments with Shell Marine 40 engine oil. The product’s additive system controls piston deposits and helps to maintain engine cleanliness for better fuel efficiency and higher reliability, according to the company. “The high-speed engines that power tugs and fishing boats face a vastly different operational profile to a container ship or a dredger,” said Marcus Schaerer, Shell Marine global marketing manager. “We deliver lubricants that recognize and match the differing needs to help ensure that vessel engines can perform their jobs reliably and efficiently.” Web:

Tugging in better protection.

Healthier Machining
Metalworking fluid producer Condat has produced an amine-, boron- and formaldehyde-free, high-performance cutting fluid for the international automotive sector that the company reports has a lower impact on worker health. Polybio 650 ABF considerably reduces the risk of skin irritation and limits ammonia odors released by bacterial growth. The oil can increase tool service life by 10 to 15 percent in some applications and reduces roughness on finished surfaces, Condat boasts. The products wettability and detergency also help reduce lubricant consumption. Web:

Gentle as milk.

Wireless Fluid Management
The Pulse Fluid Management system helps auto shops keep better tabs on vehicle fluids, says maker Graco. Users can capture previously lost or unassigned costs and uncover hidden profits by tracking bulk fluid activities and monitoring inventory from storage tanks to dispensers. The system, accessible from any network-connected device, monitors the type of fluid that was used, how much, where and when it was dispensed, and who was performing the work, the company says. The product can also be used in other industries, such as mining, fleet services, trucking, heavy construction and oil companies. Web:

Transparency in fluid management.

Four-ball Update
Falex Corp.’s updated Falex four-ball test machine will be introduced on September 27 at the company’s headquarters in Belgium. The new machine is smaller, safer and more versatile, the company says, with improved automation and calibration as well as more capabilities. The product can perform four-ball wear and extreme pressure bench test measurements according to ASTM D2596, D2783, D2266 and D4172. KRL tests can also be run by making small modifications. Web:

The latest in wear testing.

Perstorp Goes Pro-environment
Perstorp’s new range of high-performance polyols for base oils can significantly reduce the cradle-to-grave environmental impact of synthetic lubricants, the company says. Its Pro-Environment Polyols include renewable and part-renewable grades of Voxtar pentaerythritol, Evyron trimethylolpropane and Neeture neopolyol. The materials, which the company says are drop-in solutions with identical molecules to mineral based polyols, have all received International Sustainability & Carbon Certification. Web:

Motorcycle Oil for Indonesia
ExxonMobil’s latest motorcycle oil has entered the Indonesian market. Mobil Super Moto provides excellent engine cleanliness, wear protection and effective corrosion resistance, the company claims. It also boasts that the oils provide 44 to 57 percent better wear protection when measured against API SL oils. The semi-synthetic oils are available for manual and automatic two-wheelers in SAE 10W-40, SAE 10W-30 and SAE 20W-40 viscosities. Mobil lubricants are sold by online retailer Lazada in Indonesia. Web:

July 2018

Shell, Maserati Co-brand Oil
Maserati engines can continue running smoothly with a co-branded motor oil released as part of the original equipment manufacturer’s ongoing deal with Shell, its exclusive lubricant supplier until 2020. The product, Shell Helix Ultra Maserati, is an SAE 10W-60 full synthetic engine oil formulated for Maserati’s V6 gasoline engines. It provides stable lubrication and oxidation protection in high-temperature conditions to prevent corrosion and wear, the lube manufacturer notes. The oil will be used as factory-fill in all Maserati 2018 models and will also be available for oil changes at the 450 authorized Maserati dealerships worldwide. Web:

Fast cars, thick oils.

Protect Girth Gears
Medium- and large-size girth gear drives remain well lubricated with Kluber Lubrication’s Kluberfluid C-F 3 Ultra operational lubricant. The semi-synthetic product has good adhesion, high pressure resistance and offers wear and tooth flank protection to open gear drives with immersion, circulation or spray lubrication systems, the company reports. The lubricant can be used in operating temperatures up to 120 degrees Celsius, does not clog spray nozzles and will flow freely from gear guards. Kluber adds that the product is free from heavy metals, chlorine, solvents, bitumen and solid particles, and can be used in gear drives in equipment such as rotary kilns, tube mills, drums and similar machinery used in the cement, lime, gypsum, mining and chemical industries and in power plants. Web:

Gears stay running.

Strengthen Grease
Functional Products Inc. released a liquid polymer additive for use in biobased, lithium and calcium sulfonate greases. V-4051 is a grafted hydrocarbon polymer in biodegradable methyl ester that improves water resistance of greases at treat rates between 1 and 5 percent by weight to minimize spray-off and increase mechanical stability, the company says. It also raises the tackiness of the grease and reduces the required soap content, resulting in higher product yield. The polymer has a flash point over 150 degrees Celsius and kinematic viscosity between 2,000 and 3,000 centistokes at 100 C. Web:

Maximize Fuel Economy
Heavy-duty diesel engines get a fuel efficiency boost with OLOA 61530 from Chevron Oronite. The SAE 5W-30 additive package delivers wear protection and oxidation control to cylinders and cams, and helps extend drain intervals, the manufacturer says. The product is suitable for both low and high temperature, high shear conditions in on- and off-road applications, including construction, agriculture and mining equipment, as well as mixed fleets meeting Euro VI emissions standards. OLOA 61530 also meets ACEA E6/7/9 and API CK-4/FA-4 standards. Web:

June 2018

Flexicon Adds Products
Flexicon released a new bulk bag conditioner and a low-profile flexible screw conveyor for operators handling different materials in a production facility. The bulk bag conditioner loosens densely packed solid materials such as chemicals and heat-sensitive products using hydraulic rams with contoured end plates that press and release the sides of the bag. It also features a scissor lift with an accordion-like dust skirt and turntable to condition the bag from all sides and heights, the company notes. The low-profile flexible screw conveyor is designed to roll below mezzanines and other low-headroom areas to receive material from overhead equipment and discharge it into processing vessels in the plant. It contains an integral bin that can hold one-third of the contents in a bulk bag and a screw in the straight conveyor tube that moves bulk materials with a tendency to cake, pack, smear or plug, Flexicon explains. Web:

Swift material handling.

IOM Releases 2017 Data
Historical engine oil data for 2017 is now available on the Institute of Materials’ online database, which was launched a year ago. New features include an increased collection of data about SAE 5W-20, 0W-20 and 0W-16 low viscosity oils, additional emphasis on heavy-duty diesel engine oils, more market brands analyzed and more oils from the Africa region, the company says. The data goes back to the year 2005, and the databases can be divided regionally or customized to filter engine oil information by year, brand name, supplier, SAE viscosity grade, service class, oil type, engine type, country or region, IOM adds. Web:

Sort through motor oil trends.

Helix Heads to India
Shell Lubricants launched its Helix HX8 fully synthetic motor oil in the Indian market. The product protects engine components from stress and wear, resists oil degradation and evaporation, and has improved flow in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius and oxidative stability at extremely high temperatures, the oil major says. The SAE 5W-30 oil also prevents piston deposits that can lead to engine sludge and provides fuel economy improvements, the company boasts. Shell Helix HX8 is suitable for gasoline, diesel and gas engines and meets API SN, API CF, ACEA A3/B3 and A3/B4 standards, as well as original equipment manufacturer specifications from Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Renault and Fiat. Web:

Reduce engine stress.

Polyurea for Bearings
Electric motor ball and roller bearings in sealed-for-life applications can get optimal lubrication with Mobil SHC Polyrex 102 EM from ExxonMobil. The polyurea-thickened grease has high-temperature performance up to 180 degrees Celsius, reduced bearing torque compared to conventional thickener based greases, increased shear stability, improved corrosion and rust resistance, enhanced wear protection and low-noise properties, the manufacturer notes. The product’s service life allows operators to reduce maintenance costs, extend re-greasing intervals and improve equipment uptime, the company boasts. It is also compatible with lithium complex greases. Web:

Sea-Land Versatic Acid 10.
No need to re-grease.

All-around Protection
Whether it’s during warm-up or in stop-start driving conditions, Castrol Magnatec is keeping Indian cars protected from wear. The fully synthetic range of motor oils protect engine components in busy traffic conditions, in a wide range of temperatures and during extreme cold start-up, which can all cause additional stress to the engine, the company says. “The average driver can stop and start as many as 18,000 times a year and can spend up to one-third of the journey time idling. This puts up to 66 percent more load on critical engine parts compared to driving on the open road,” claims Kedar Apte, vice president of marketing at Castrol India. The SAE 0W-20, 5W-30, 10W-40 and 15W-40 oils can be used in passenger car, heavy-duty and gas-fueled engines and meets API SN, ILSAC GF-5 and ACEA A3/B4 and A5/B5 standards. Castrol Magnatec is also available for cars in China, Thailand and Malaysia. Web:

Sea-Land Versatic Acid 10.
Soothe stressed engines.

Toughen Up Lubes
Songwon’s new additive, Songnox L570, is a liquid butylated/octylated diphenylamine antioxidant that enhances a lubricant’s thermo-oxidative resistance by reacting with and stabilizing radicals, the company says. This protects oil from degradation and increases service life in vehicles and machinery. The additive t is recommended for use in passenger car and heavy-duty diesel engine oils, compressor oils, hydraulic fluids, metalworking fluids, turbine oils and greases. The product is stable for up to two years when stored in a dry location at temperatures between 5 and 40 degrees Celsius. Web:

Prevent oil degradation.

Connected Maintenance
Monitoring desiccant breathers off-site is now simpler with IsoLogic monitoring software from Des-Case Corp. A digital reading of the desiccant breather’s remaining service life, saturation direction, breather temperature and humidity level helps prevent replacing the device too early or too late and avoids equipment downtime. The software monitors breather status on remote or hard-to-access equipment within a 100-foot range, and operators are able to access the information through a visual dashboard on an app for smartphones, tablets and computers. The technology is available on the company’s VentGuard desiccant breathers used in low-flow applications with intermittent operations. Web:

Monitor your breather.

Tribofilm Measurements
PCS Instruments has a new device that measures friction in lubricated and non-lubricated surfaces under rolling and sliding conditions. The extreme pressure traction (ETM) machine can be used to analyze the formation and removal of antiwear tribofilms at high contact pressures, study the influence of very high shear stress on lubricant and material chemistry, conduct scuffing tests on lubricants, materials and surface finishes, characterize lubricant properties for traction drive applications and examine their friction modifying behavior at realistic contact pressures of up to 3.5 gigapascals. The ETM can apply loads between 150 and 1,650 Newtons and at temperatures up to 150 degrees Celsius. Web:

Extreme analysis.

Precise Scaling
Weighing errors can cause problems for industrial facilities, but Switzerland-based Mettler Toledo has a new digital floor scale to weigh drums and other packages more accurately. The PowerDeck can weigh multiple batches on a single platform without needing to use different scales. It detects and notifies operators when a product is improperly loaded to avoid uneven filling, spills, inaccurate weighing and bad batches, the company notes, while also providing real-time alerts for environmental hazards including debris, shock loads and temperature fluctuations. Web:

Make the weight.

Data-driven Lubrication
Maersk Fluid Technology has advanced its Sea-Mate blending-on-board system with integrated software that automates its production of cylinder lubricants using data from sensors aboard the vessel. The system blends the base oil with a high base number cylinder oil that is then added to the engine sump in two-stroke engines. “The use of this technology can reduce cylinder oil consumption and alleviate issues such as cold corrosion and excessive cylinder wear,” the company adds. The Sea-Mate is comprised of three models (B500, B1000 and B3000) with different capacities, making them suitable for a variety of engine sizes. Web:

Fit-for-purpose blending.

Automated Drum Carrying
Foot pumps and hand cranks are no longer required to lift drums with Liftomatic Material Handling’s Ergomatic 1000 drum transporter. The device has an electric-powered hydraulic system that is activated with a pushbutton to propel steel, plastic and fiber drums of up to 1,000 pounds. The lifting equipment is available in 20- and 36-inch heights with non-sparking packages, alternate coatings and the company’s proprietary clamping system for improved safety. Web:

Easy moving.

Even Mixing
Heavy pastes and slurry-like applications get a proper mixing with Ross PowerMix planetary stirring vessels from Charles Ross & Son Co. The 10-gallon planetary mixers can achieve high shear mixing of tough materials with low flow properties. The devices feature a sawtooth blade on each disperser shaft to double the shear input capacity of the mixer. A rectangular stirrer orbits the vessel and exposes the entire batch of contents to the shearing action of the dispersers, the company explains. High viscosity blades with a helical curvature to push product forward and downward are available for more viscous applications that are prone to climbing on the stirrer. Web:

Sea-Land Versatic Acid 10.
Meticulous stirring.

Banish Hydrolysis
Lubricants can stand up to challenging water-prone environments with Dow Chemical’s Ucon WaterGuard stabilizers. The polyalkylene glycol based stabilizers act as a polymeric sponge that soaks up water and moisture in ester based lubricants to prevent acid formation and oil degradation due to hydrolysis, the company notes. The stabilizers also enable improved deposit control and hinder varnish formation as the lubricant ages. The products are biodegradable and minimally toxic and can be used in natural, saturated and unsaturated synthetic esters for a variety of applications, including deck equipment in marine vessels and in food grade lubricants and additives. Web:

Husky Approves Canadian Lube
Petro-Canada Lubricants received original equipment manufacturer approval from Husky Injection Molding for its Purity FG Synthetic Fluid 46 to use in the company’s injection molding equipment worldwide. The H1-registered hydraulic oil provides wear protection and oxidative stability to food processing equipment operating in hot and cold temperatures as well as wet environments, the manufacturer says. It also prevents deposit buildup that can lead to valve sticking and restricted oil flow to applications such as rotary screw compressor, vacuum pumps, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, the lube maker adds. Web:

Combatting Varnish
Lubrication Engineers formulated a new turbine oil to address varnish in power generation applications. The product provides oxidative and thermal stability to prevent oil degradation, which can generate by-products that lead to varnish formation. It also prevents deposits and sludge, suppresses foam, protects equipment against rust, corrosion and wear, separates readily from water and has improved filterability for long-term oil cleanliness, the company adds. The Endure branded turbine oil is available in ISO 32 and ISO 46 viscosities and is catered to gas combustion and combined cycle turbines, as well as centrifugal compress. Web:

Leave Wear Behind
Esso Thailand launched engine oils for two-wheelers in the country. The SAE 10W-30,10W-40 and 20W-40 Mobil Super synthetic oils protect engines, transmissions and clutches of motorcycles and scooters from wear and corrosion and improve cleanliness of components, the company says, and are formulated to withstand the extreme driving conditions in Thailand’s streets. The products are available at Esso fuel stations, retail shops and independent workshops in 0.8-liter and 1-liter bottles. Web:

Sea-Land Adds Acid
Sea-Land Chemical Co. is distributing Versatic Acid 10. The neodecanoic acid is a compact, hydrophobic chain with excellent solubility in non-polar oils and solvents, providing lubricating and corrosion preventative properties in metalworking fluids and other aqueous recirculating systems, such as engine coolants. When neutralized, salts of the product are easily soluble in water and provide the same benefits. Versatic Acid 10 is a multi-functional solution for many formulation challenges and can be used in place of or in conjunction with dodecanedioic, sebacic or isononanoic acid in numerous applications, Sea-Land says. Web:

Sea-Land Versatic Acid 10.
Acid beats corrosion.

May 2018

Push Back on LSPI
South Korea’s Hyundai Oilbank last month released two engine oils that meet the API SN Plus supplemental passenger car motor oil category. The company’s SAE 10W-40 Xteer Ultra GSL G700 and SAE 5W-30 Xteer GSL Pro engine oils address the high-temperature and high-pressure conditions in gasoline and turbocharged direction injection engines. The oils protect against timing chain wear, oxidation and deposits that can cause low-speed pre-ignition, the company notes. In addition, the products provide shear stability and create an oil film that protects engine components and minimizes power loss in GDI and TGDI operating environments, the manufacturer adds. Web:

Prevent Deposits
Valvoline introduced a new automotive engine oil for use in natural gas, diesel and heavy-duty engines. The Premium Blue One Solution 9200 gas engine oil offers high temperature resistance, oxidative stability and total base number retention, as well as wear protection and deposit control for gas engines across different fuel types, the company says. The product was initially developed for Cummins series of low-emission engines, and the company says it is now approved to be used in engines from other original equipment manufacturers. The oil meets API CK-4 and API SN standards. Web:

Silent Rails
Kluber released a biodegradable grease for stationary rail flank lubrication systems. The fully synthetic Kluberrail AE 62-61 can be easily pumped to lubricate trackside components and optimize friction reduction between wheels and rail, which in turn minimizes stick-slip on curves and screeching noises, the company says. The product adheres to components and resists water washout due to rainfall, in addition to forming a grease depot on the rail flank that is picked up and evenly distributed to the train wheels, Kluber adds. Web:

Precise Greasing
Asymtek launched an automated dispensing system for applying greases to electronics manufacturing and printed circuit board assembly applications. The Helios SD-960 distributes medium and bulk volumes of greases greater than 1 cubic centimeter on line widths and dots that exceed 1 millimeter, or can deposit volumes as low as 0.3 cc on spaces as narrow as 0.3 mm, the company explains. The equipment frame and robotic dispensers allow more overhead clearance than other dispensing platforms. An optional metering system can accommodate various bulk fluid supply options through reservoirs, fluid regulators, booster pumps and other specific fluid and application parts. Web:

Asymtek Helios SD-960.
Accurate dispensing.

One Grease for All
Lubrita released a multipurpose grease for plain and rolling bearings in automotive and industrial applications. The lithium-thickened, mineral oil based grease contains antioxidants, corrosion inhibitors and antiwear and extreme pressure additives. The product operates at temperatures between -30 and 120 degrees Celsius, offers higher load carrying capacity and is suitable for bearings functioning in wet environments. The grease is available in Europe in 400-gram grease tubes. Web:

Lubrital lithium grease.
Replenish bearings.

PolySi Releases MWFs
PolySi Technologies expanded its lubricants offering with a range of metalworking fluids. The G-Man-branded synthetic and semi-synthetic metalworking fluids can be customized with extreme pressure additives, antiwear additives and corrosion inhibitors for specific applications, such as metal removal or metal forming. “G-Man low-foam metalworking fluids increase process speeds, reduce sump times and provide longer tool life,” said PolySi Technologies CEO Ann Leuth. The products also eliminate bacterial growth to minimize odor and improve worker safety, and can be blended without using boron compounds or chlorinated paraffins, the company adds. Web:

Minimize Foam
Clariant added two emulsifiers for metalworking fluids to its Emulsogen range of products. The MTP 020 and 030 emulsifiers have low-foaming properties and are suitable to replace alcohol ethoxylate in cutting fluid formulations, the chemicals manufacturer says. The products have lime soap dispersing properties and perform even with rising fluid application pressures. Emulsogen MTP 030, in particular, has high emulsification power, low temperature performance and improved solubility in mineral oils and ester based fluids. The non-ionic emulsifiers are hazard label-free and are registered for global applications, the company adds. Web:

Metalworking fluids.
Feel the pressure.

April 2018

Trap Dust
Collecting dust can be left to special equipment, not factory floors, with Flexicon’s new stand-alone dust collector. The stainless steel housing is equipped with a 6-inch diameter inlet port, a fan motor and a 70-liter collection hopper to remove airborne dust and discharge solid materials into containers, which improves equipment cleanliness, operator safety and eliminates waste, the company boasts. The device traps the dust in dual filter cartridges while material is pulled upstream through hard pipes or flexible connectors. The filter cleaning system then releases short bursts of compressed air at timed intervals so that material from the outer filter surfaces falls into the collection hopper. The dust collector can also be integrated into bulk bag dischargers. Web:

Flexicon standalone dust collector.
Equipment stays clean.

Split-second Oil Change
Oil changes take up valuable time, but John Deere is aiming to switch that up with its 30-second oil change system. Lawn tractor owners can twist in a new cartridge that includes the oil and the filter, without any drainage needed. Captured contaminants are removed with the old cartridge and about 0.8 quarts of the engine oil is replaced. “The ability to change oil easily, quickly, and without a mess is really appealing to people who don't have traditional oil change experience,” said Kirk Eisenbeis, product marketing manager for John Deere. The 30-second oil change system is available at retailers in the United States and Canada for 2018 models of John Deere’s 100-series tractors E120, E130, E150, E160, E170 and E180. Web:

John Deere 30-second oil change.
Quick mower maintenance.

Two-wheelers Get a Boost
Motorcycle and scooter riders in demanding city traffic conditions in Southeast Asia can now select from a wide range of fully synthetic, semi-synthetic and mineral engine oils from Chevron Singapore’s Caltex Havoline. The four-stroke oils maintain engine cleanliness through deposit control and offer oxidative stability, heat protection and improved clutch grip to enhance acceleration even under high loads, the manufacturer says. The oils are available in a range of viscosities meet API SN, SL and SG standards as well as JASO MA2 and MB specifications. They are sold for two-wheelers in Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. Web:

Havoline Super 4T Fully Synthetic SAE 5W-40.
Scoot along.

Prolong Engine Protection
Rack up more mileage without compromising engine protection with Mobil 1 extended performance high mileage motor oil from ExxonMobil. The company says the oil is formulated for SUVs, light vans and trucks with more than 75,000 miles on the odometer and provides resistance to oil breakdown, prevents sludge and deposit formation and stops oil leaks. The low-viscosity, fully synthetic engine oil protects engines for up to 15,000 miles between drain intervals, the formulator adds. The SAE 0W-20, 5W-20 and 5W-30 product is available at Meijer and Walmart locations in the U.S. Web:

Mobil 1 Extended Performance High Mileage.
Drive longer.

Raise Fuel Economy
Pennzoil is racing ahead of ILSAC GF-6 licensing with its SAE 0W-16 full synthetic engine oil. The product provides viscosity control and less motor oil consumption, the company claims, in addition to oxidation stability, wear protection and deposit reduction. The formulator notes that the introduction of certain 2018 models of passenger car vehicles in the United States market, including the Toyota Camry, have driven the demand for SAE 0W-16 engine oils that increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Pennzoil began selling the motor oils in the United States in bulk, drum and ecobox packaging in March and plans to sell 1-quart and 5-quart bottles in the U.S. and Canada in June. Web:

Penzzoil SAE 0W-16 engine oil.
Thinner sooner.

Stop Oily Discharge
Non-compliant discharges of oil in water can be one less worry for marine operators with Alfa Laval’s BlueBox SA oil content monitor and data recorder. The tamper-proof, standalone device monitors water treatment systems, such as static coalescers, for oil discharge, the company says. If the oil content is above a limit set between 5 and 15 parts per million, the BlueBox prevents the overboard discharge valve from opening. “For overboard discharge to take place, a whole range of conditions must be verified, such as the direction of the sample flow through the oil content monitor,” said Shinya Tanehashi, global sales manager for oily water treatment systems, adding that all operational data including GPS position, alarms and unlocking of the device’s cover is logged and saved for 18 months for operator reference. Web:

Alfa Laval’s BlueBox SA oil content monitor.
Keep discharge in check.

Better Drum Lifting
High-volume drums can now be moved faster in shorter trips with two forklift attachments from Liftomatic. The company’s’ LOM-4 drum handling units are configured to raise up to four rimmed steel, plastic and fiber drums with total load capacity of 8,000 pounds without requiring hydraulic or electrical connections. The L4F attachment is useful for mixed loads and single stacking of drums in trucks, trailers and fill-line movement, while the S4F model can be used for double stacking of drums in trucks and trailers where overall height is limited, Liftomatic notes. Crane and carriage-mount models are also available. Web:

Liftomatic LOM-4 drum handling units.
Easy lifting.

Contain Oil Spills
Cleaning oil off floors and other surfaces is a job better left to the Oil Baron from automotive aftermarket supplier S.U.R. & R. The cleaning product’s formula uses natural microbes to turn spills and stains of oil, grease, brake and transmission fluids into water and carbon dioxide, making them non-flammable and non-hazardous, the company boasts. The residue can then be washed away or disposed of without any additional treatment. Oil Baron comes in liquid form to be applied to floors using mops, automated scrubbers and pressure washers, and in aerosol foam spray ideal for cleaning tools, engine parts and other surfaces. Web:

Oil Baron.
Wipe oil away.

Cut Downtime
Manual lubrication means higher costs due to equipment downtime, but Rohm Products of America introduced an automated lubrication device for HSK spindle tool clamping systems. Lubritool is stored in the machine’s tool magazine, and when prompted by the machine’s control, is swapped into the spindle to provide the appropriate amount of lubricant to the tool clamping system, eliminating workflow interruption, the company notes. The device comes in two configurations--HSK-A63 and HSK-A100--and is equipped with a Lubriflux grease cartridge that can be used for 100 cycle applications. Web:

Rohm Lubritool.
Mechanized lubrication.

Slay Silica Deposits
Phillips 66 launched a gas engine oil for turbines burning landfill gases to generate electricity. The oil is formulated to disperse silica deposits formed during combustion of siloxane gases in landfills, reduce equipment downtime and recondition of parts such as cylinder heads and liners, the company says. Its low ash content protects catalysts and after-treatment systems, reduces oil oxidation and nitration, decreases ring and liner wear and neutralizes acids over long service intervals, the company notes. The product is recommended for natural gas engines manufactured by Caterpillar, General Electric, Wartsila and other companies. Web:

Fight the Cold
Chevron Oronite introduced an enhanced additive to its Paratone brand of products. The high-ethylene olefin copolymer Paratone 8935E is a viscosity modifier that improves the cold temperature performance of passenger car motor oils, in addition to providing shear stability, high thickening efficiency and better blending and handling at lower temperatures, the manufacturer says. The additive is ready to be used in API SN Plus and ILSAC GF-5 engine oils. A liquid concentrate of the additive in API Group II base oil us available to maintain treat rates of existing Paratone concentrates, which can be purchased in drum and bulk quantities from Oronite’s various manufacturing facilities worldwide. Web:

Nynas Adds Base Oil
Industrial lubricant manufacturers have more options for blending formulations with a new base stock from Nynas. The refiner’s T-600 naphthenic base oil has a viscosity of around 600 centistokes at 40 degrees C and offers high solvency and low-temperature performance for lubricants such as gear oils, metal rolling and forming fluids. It can also be used to formulate greases, leading to a reduction in the use of lithium soap, the company adds. The naphthenic oil can also be combined with paraffinic base stocks to improved viscosity, cold temperature properties and additive solubility. T-600 is available worldwide. Web:

March 2018

Push Back On Pressure
Extreme pressure additives from Sun Chemical are now being distributed by Sea-Land Chemical. The Dailube brand of sulfur based additives are low-odor, light-colored products that provide antiwear and friction reduction in high-pressure applications, including metalworking, metal cutting and gear assembling. The products have sulfur contents of 10, 14.5, 30, 31 and 40 percent and are highly soluble at a high flash point, making them suitable for lubricants that require a specific viscosity, sulfur content and active sulfur point, Sun Chemical notes. Dailube additives are also environmentally friendly and do not generate hazardous combustion residue when disposed. Web:

Metalworking fluid.
Reduce friction and wear.

Get a Grip
Bulky steel drums can be lifted without hassle with forklift attachment units released by Liftomatic. The drum handling clamps fit on the forks of any standard lift trucks and feature cushioned belt-cradles for loading, unloading, palletizing and storing 30-, 55- and 85-gallon drums. The clamps are designed to provide a tight grip and protect drums during transport, the company says. The drum handling attachments are available for one-to-four drum handling models. Web:

Liftomatic forklift clamps.
Safer drum handling.

Schedule Maintenance Online
Mobil Lubricants Indonesia partnered with Singapore e-commerce platform Lazada to provide lubricants and oil changes through an online service booking module. Consumers of Mobil Lubricants can access the company’s official store on Lazada’s website and select the product and oil change service package of their choice. Once the payment is processed, drivers are contacted by a Mobil customer service representative to confirm the lube selection or oil change appointment at an authorized service workshop. Mobil boasts that it is the first lubricants brand to partner with Lazada to launch the online-to-offline service module. Web:

Mobil Lubricants store on Lazada's website.
Book an oil change in seconds.

Mix Heavy Materials
Churning very viscous materials is now easier with Charles Ross & Son Co.’s new 500-gallon VersaMix multi-shaft mixer. The device can process medium- to high-viscosity pastes, slurries, gels and suspensions up to several hundred thousand centipoise. The 500-gallon model is equipped with independently-driven anchor and screw auger agitators that jointly work to mix products while bringing air pockets to the surface, the company reports. It also features two saw-tooth, high-speed disperser blades that achieve high shear to break up and dissolve powders, air casters to allow mobility of the mixing vessel, production recipe controls with data acquisition capabilities, as well as a purged explosion-proof operator station, Ross adds. Web:

500-gallon VersaMix multi-shaft mixer.
Smooth it out.

Improve Workplace Safety
New Pig Corp. launched a training video for prevention of slips, trips and falls in the workplace for beginner and intermediate trainees. The 26-minute video is broken up into short 1- to 3-minute modules showing topics such as the difference between trips, slips and falls; common causes and preventions; tips for walking on slippery floors and stairs; proper ladder use; identifying and resolving hazards and first aid for trip-and-fall injuries, the company says. The safety video features 3D animation to demonstrate real-world scenarios in the workplace and keeps the trainees engaged through the use of quizzes, which are necessary to receive the certificate of completion, the company adds. The online training video is available to organizations of all sizes with structured pricing. Web:

Slay Extreme Conditions
Nasyn Group developed perfluoropolyether base oils to blend lubricants used in wide temperature ranges and hazardous environments. Lubaso PFPE base oils are 1,000 centiStoke viscosity grade, clear, colorless, fluorinated synthetic oils. They are non-reactive and nonflammable, and function in temperatures between -75 and 370 degrees Celsius. Properties include high stability in corrosive environments and applications prone to oxidation, low volatility, improved electrical resistance and radiation hardness, in addition to having compatibility with various metals, the company notes. The base oils are suitable for automotive, electronic, chemical, aerospace, aviation, metal processing and other applications. Web:

February 2018

Chilled Purple
Keeping air conditioning and refrigeration compressors running is the goal of Royal Purple’s Purple Chill line. The polyol ester based lubes, manufactured in partnership with Calumet, have good lubricity and corrosion protection at higher temperatures while retaining miscibility at low evaporator temperatures to facilitate oil return, the company says. They are recommended for use with HFC, CFC, HCFC, HFO and CO2 refrigerants. The line also includes mineral oil products with low wax content and pour point, for use in traditional CFC and HCFC refrigerant systems. Both products are available in ISO 32 and ISO 68 viscosity grades and can be used in most reciprocating, scroll, screw and centrifugal compressors. Web:

Purple Chill refrigeration lube.
Chill out.

New Oils from Tata Motors
Tata Motors launched a range of genuine lubricants for its commercial vehicles in the Indian market. The products include API CI-4 Plus and API CH-4 SAE 15W-40 heavy-duty diesel engine oils, a gear oil formulated for synchromesh transmissions in vehicles operating in rugged terrains, and a rear axle oil for trucks driving in high temperatures. The multipurpose oils are made for newer engines in both on- and off-road vehicles and are sold exclusively at the 1,400 Tata Motors authorized workshops in India. Web:

Streamline GHS Label Printing
Printing labels and label design software manufacturer Avery Products has partnered with SiteHawk, a chemical data management company, to develop software that creates labels for Globally Harmonized System-compliant products. Users can import data from SiteHawk to Avery’s GHS label design and printing software, which can be easily edited and customized with logos, barcodes and other important information, says Avery. The labels can be printed using a desktop printer or professionally printed and shipped. They are waterproof and resist abrasion, chemicals, ultraviolet light, tearing and extreme temperature conditions, the company adds. Different label sizes are available to identify hazardous materials in containers such as drums, totes, pails, jugs and bottles. Web:

free Avery Design and Print GHS Wizard software.
Less labeling input.

Oil Fights LSPI
Valvoline released a synthetic motor oil to protect smaller, modern engines against the effects of low-speed pre-ignition. The engine oil specifically defends gasoline direct injection, turbocharged direct injection and other newer engine technologies in cars manufactured since 2012 against oil and fuel based carbon deposits, timing chain wear, sludge formation, abnormal combustion, oil oxidation due to extreme temperatures, as well as viscosity breakdown in intake valves, pistons and turbochargers, the marketer notes. This maintains fuel economy and vehicle performance and prevents engine breakdown, Valvoline assures. The product meets API SN, API SN Plus, API SN-Resource Conserving and ILSAC GF-5 standards and is available in the United States. Web:

Valvoline Modern Engine oil.
Modernized protection.

Keep Chains Turning
Metalube UK launched high-performance chain oils for food processing applications. The ester based Metachain FG-30, FG-35, FG-40 and FG-45 products are thermally stable and reduce carbon and varnish deposits. They function in operating temperatures between -30 to 300 degrees Celsius and have viscosities of 100, 220, 280 and 390 centiStokes, the company says. The oils can be used in travelling bakery ovens, rolling hotplates, automated lubrication systems, large pitch chains, hydrostats and large conveyors. All four products are registered with NSF International; FG-40 and FG-45 are H2 lubricants that can be used in equipment without any food contact, while FG-30 and FG-35 are registered as H1 lubes for incidental food contact. Web:

Tougher Oil Transport
VP Racing Fuels released a 3-gallon container for storage and transport of various materials and liquids, including automotive and industrial fluids, oil and absorbents. The packaging is made with 30 percent more high density polyethylene than standard containers from the oil marketer to withstand impacts that can cause cracks, leaks or splitting. It features a contoured handle, a bottom grip to ease pouring and a multipurpose cap with rubber gaskets made to resist breaking, the company notes. The container is available through VP Racing Fuels distributors and can also be ordered online. Web:

VP Racing Fuels' Motorsportsman 3-gallon container.
Stronger storage.

Resist Fire Damage
Extinguish fire hazards in severe operating conditions in hydraulic equipment with Bel-Ray’s fire-resistant hydraulic fluid. The product works in high pressure hydraulic systems up to 7,500 psi, provides shear stability, maintains a high viscosity index in low and high temperatures and reduces varnish and sludge formation in valves, pipes and reservoirs, the company says. The non-toxic biodegradable fluid is certified as HFD-U fire resistant and is registered by NSF International as an H1 lubricant suitable to use in applications that have incidental contact with food. Web:

Oil Change a Tap Away
Planning vehicle maintenance around a busy schedule is a notion that Palo Alto, California-based startup Yoshi is trying to do away with. Yoshi is a mobile app which provides the ability to schedule on-demand oil changes and other basic maintenance services while consumers’ cars are parked at home or at work. The oil changes are done using Mobil 1 and Mobil Super brand oils and include new filter installation, the company says. Yoshi’s services are currently available in seven major cities in the United States, but the company notes that service availability and pricing vary by location. Yoshi joins similar on-demand maintenance service apps in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Web:

Yoshi mobile app.
An app for your oil change.

Increase Gear Performance
Heavy-duty commercial trucks can haul for longer periods without frequent gearbox fluid changes with Traxon synthetic gear oil from Petro-Canada Lubricants. The product limits drag losses and delivers oxidative stability to resist deposit and sludge formation than can cause issues with transmission shifts, the manufacturer reports. The gear oil protects manual transmissions in all weather conditions and increases drain intervals up to 250,000 miles. Traxon gear oil can be used in Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks, meets API’s GL-4 specification and has original equipment manufacturer approvals from Mack, Volvo, Iveco, MAN and Renault. Web:

Traxon synthetic gear oil.
Extend gear oil drains.

Enhance Viscosity
Evonik Oil Additives announced that its Viscoplex 8-219 viscosity index improver for hydraulic fluids was registered by InS Services as an HX-1 ingredient for use in lubricants that have incidental contact with food. The additive is a polymer dissolved in mineral oil that improves viscosity and offers high shear stability. It controls paraffin crystallization and allows hydraulic oils to have increased performance at low temperatures and enhanced pour points when blended with a pour point depressant, the company boasts. The product can be used in paraffinic base oils or in paraffinic and naphthenic base oil combinations for applications in both food processing and pharmaceutical industries. Web:

January 2018

Double Offerings from Ross
Charles Ross and Son Co. added a new planetary mixer at its test and development center. The four-gallon planetary dual disperser is equipped with two blades for high-viscosity products and two high-speed dispersers that rapidly break up and dissolve powders, thick slurries and pastes, the company notes. The device includes a jacketed mix vessel and is designed for vacuum operation, able to blend products with viscosities of up to 2 million centipoise. Companies can test raw materials on the mixer in operating conditions closely resembling actual production at the testing center, Ross adds. The manufacturer also released protective curtains for its tumble blenders. The curtains provide automatic shutoff of the blenders when a worker crosses a defined security boundary, improving operator safety, the company says. Web:

Ross Model PDDM-4 Planetary Dual Disperser
Better mixing and safer workspaces.

Handle Hefty Drums
Moving drums can be a lighter job with portable drum handling equipment from Liftomatic Material Handling. The Ergo-Matic line consists of four drum handling models with heights of up to 36 inches to allow double stacking. Each product has spark-resistant components for flammable areas, double clamps and special wheels and coatings for FDA-approved applications. The products are available in counterbalance and straddle-leg configurations, can handle up to 1,000 pounds per drum and can be used for steel, fiber and plastic drums at ground level and for palletizing or placing drums in storage containers, the company notes. The equipment includes hand trucks in addition to fully-powered devices for repetitive lifting environments and long-distance drum movement in plants, labs and warehouses. Web:

Ergo-Matic with drum.
Take a load off.

Aid Agricultural Equipment
Off-highway equipment in the agricultural sector can use the added protection of Exol Lubricants’ synthetic universal tractor transmission oil. Harvest LV is a low-viscosity formulation for transmissions, hydraulics, final drives and wet brakes that improves anti-squawk performance in brake systems, oxidative stability and increased low temperature properties, and reduces wear and extends oil drain intervals, the company states. The product can be used in modern off-highway equipment in addition to older tractors, and meets API GL-4 and original equipment manufacturer specifications from John Deere, Case New Holland, Massey Ferguson, Caterpillar, Kubota and others. Web:

Exol Harvest LV universal tractor transmission oil.
Smooth harvesting.

Reduce Friction Damage
Total is revving up its presence in India through the launch of its Hi-Perf four-stroke motorcycle engine oils. The synthetic, semi-synthetic and mineral oil based lubes protect scooter, racing motorcycle and other two-wheeler engine parts against damage from sudden breaking, heavy clutch usage and frequent gear changes, the company boasts. The SAE 10W-50, 10W-40, 10W-30 and 20W-40 motor oils reduce friction and wear, prevent clutch slippage and protect cylinders and pistons at high temperatures. The products meet API SN and JASO MA2 standards. Web:

Total Hi-Perf motorcycle oil range.
Raise motorcycle endurance.

Sharp Cutting
Sunbelt Lubricants released a non-petroleum based cutting saw lubricant for metalworking operations. CutSpan X-2 is a colorless, odorless cutting fluid for high performance, high output saws used to cut aluminum or stainless steel for further processing, such as billet, ingot, extrusion or cut shapes, the company reports. The biodegradable product is made from natural fatty acids derived from renewable vegetable sources and leaves a lubricating film that prevents metal particles from sticking together, Sunbelt adds. It is intended to be used without diluting in water, oils or solvents in metal removal operations, in addition to sawing, cutting and drilling, as well as for metal forming operations such as stamping and drawing. Web:

Repel Water
Kluber Lubrication rolled out a specialty grease for sanitary applications. Unisilkon LCA 3801 is a silicone and calcium soap-based grease with neutral odor that lubricates narrow gaps and difficult-to-reach friction points in equipment exposed to both non-potable and potable water, such as drinking water valves and fittings, the company says. The product offers improved sealing capacity, enhanced load bearing and adhesion, and has thermal stability in cold or hot water, Kluber boasts. The grease is compatible with most ceramics, metals, elastomers and plastics and is resistant to acid or alkaline disinfectants, but the company warns that it is not as resilient against most organic solvents, strong acids or lyes. Web:

Push Corrosion Out
Thrust gears, steering gears and stern tubes operating in highly corrosive marine environments can count on protection from Royal Purple’s Biomax hydraulic oil. The environmentally acceptable lubricant displaces moisture to protect vessel equipment against rust, corrosion and oxidation due to extreme heat, and has improved seal compatibility and solvency, the company notes. The hydraulic oil provides lubrication to components such as bearings, stabilizers, rudders, controllable pitch propellers and azipods and is compliant with requirements laid out in the Unites States Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 Vessel General Permit. Web:

Enhance Wire Drawing
Manufacturers can stabilize components in copper and non-ferrous wire drawing applications with new fluids from Metalube UK. Lubricool 33, 11, 319, 230 and 250B are synthetic and semi-synthetic chemistries that provide longer sump life through lower interaction with copper; resistance to soap formation, excessive foaming and bacterial formation; reduced corrosion and oxidation; emulsion stability; increased detergency and resistance to high conductivity conditions. The company claims the products deliver fewer wire breaks, reduced capstan wear and extended die life, according to results from fluid trials being conducted at different facilities in Europe. Web:

December 2017

Sprint Away from Wear
Racing professionals and enthusiasts can count on added protection for their engines with new motor oils, says Champion Brands. The company released a fully-synthetic SAE 0W-40 oil for muscle cars and two SAE 10W-40 and 20W-50 mineral oils to protect engines against hard break-in damage. The muscle car engine oil reduces wear and oil breakdown, improves piston ring seal for better compression, increases horsepower and torque and maintains component protection in extremely high temperatures, the company assures. The product is licensed as meeting API SN standards and recommended for Dodge’s Viper 8.4L, Challenger 6.4L and Charger 6.4L engines among other “crate motors” from manufacturers such as Jeep and Nissan. The break-in motor oils are formulated with polymer thickeners to allow for easier cold start-up, reduced friction and protection of components during break-in and heating cycles. They also have dispersants and additives to keep the engine clean and minimize wear particles generated by the piston rings, cylinder walls and other moving parts during operation. Web:

Champion Brands SAE 20W-50 break-in oil.
Keeps engines purring.

Gazprom Ocean Sets Sail
Russian oil marketer Gazpromneft-Lubricants is now producing marine lubricants under the Gazpromneft Ocean brand. The new range of marine products will include 15 diesel engine oils, cylinder and crankcase lubricants for vessels equipped with medium- and high-speed trunk piston, slow speed or two-stroke crosshead engines using fuels with low- or high-sulfur content (between 0.5 to 4.5 percent), the company says. The oils protect components against wear, deposits and corrosion in high-load and high-temperature operating conditions, as well as providing water separation properties and defending against foaming. The launch of the marine lubes brand aims to develop Gazpromneft-Lubricants’ global operations, and the company plans to expand its storage capacity in 2018 to supply more foreign ports, added CEO Alexander Trukhan. Web:

Gazpromneft-Lubricants oil barrels.
Full speed ahead.

Improved HDEOs
Phillips 66 is meeting heavy-duty diesel engines’ evolving low-viscosity demands with its latest Phillips 66 and Kendall brand API CK-4 and FA-4 formulations. The company released four SAE 5W-30 HDEOs that have high shear stability, offer soot control to protect against abrasive wear and oil thickening, resist viscosity and thermal breakdown at high temperatures in addition to foaming and aeration, and defend engine components against sludge and varnish formation, rust and bearing corrosion, Phillips 66 boasts. They are formulated for compatibility with exhaust aftertreatment systems using diesel particulate filters, diesel oxidation catalysts or selective catalytic reduction, perform in harsh low-temperature environments, and extend oil drain intervals, the oil marketer adds. The oils meet a number of European and North American original equipment manufacturer specifications in addition to ACEA E6 standards. Web:

Phillips 66 Triton FE heavy-duty diesel engine oil.
Heavy-duty protection.

Thick and Thin from Houghton
Houghton International launched something thick and something thin: The latter is a metal removal fluid for machining and grinding operations, while the former is a new grease for industrial applications. The company’s Hocut 8640 is a soluble metalworking fluid with improved dispersion properties for chip removal, emulsion stability and low-foaming characteristic to raise heat transfer performance. It can be used on metals such as high- and low-carbon steel, stainless and alloyed steels, cast nodular, gray iron and carbon particle composites. Houghton added that Aquashield-branded lithium grease clings to metal and O-ring surfaces to seal out water and protect against rust in demanding environments. The grease shows shear stability and retains consistency, the company said, and can be used in applications including bearings, gears, water pumps, water filters, motors and valves that must operate in hot or cold water, steam, pool chemicals or salt water. Web:

Metalworking fluid.
Another fluid launch from Houghton.

Dump Drums, Not Dust
Avoid the mess from transferring free-flowing bulk solid materials with a new drum dumper from Flexicon. The equipment features an elongated discharge cone that fits with the gasketed inlet of low-height receiving vessels. When the drum is raised on the platform, a seal is created between the rim of the drum and the underside of the discharge cone, the company explains. The secured drum is then tipped at a 45 degree angle, and a pneumatic slide gate at the spout can be opened variably for partial or total discharge at controlled rates, then closed before returning the drum to its original position--with no dust emitted throughout the cycle, Flexicon adds. The drum dumper is offered in stationary and mobile configurations and can handle 30- to 55-gallon drums, with a diameter adapter to allow for dumping of smaller-diameter drums. Web:

Flexicon Drum Dumper.
No more mess!

Ease Drain-plug Removal
Lumax released a swivel wrench set to remove oil drain plugs when making engine oil changes. The product features eight socket sizes in one tool, with a chrome molybdenum steel swivel head that can fit many angles when removing the oil drain plug, the company says. It also features a heavy-duty yoke support that resists against high torque and has a built-in magnet to hold drain plugs or nuts. The wrench comes in eight metric sizes (8 millimeter, 10 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 17 mm, 19 mm and 21 mm) and eight SAE sizes (3/8 inches, 7/16 in, half an inch, 9/16 in., 5/8 in., 11/16 in., three-quarter inch and 13/16 in). It fits most oil drains, transfer cases and differential plugs. Web:

Lumax swivel wrench.
Choose your size.

Continuous Engine Protection
Motorcycle riders in India can defend their bikes’ components during start-up, riding and when parked with Castrol Activ motor oil. The product’s additives cling to engine parts to reduce piston wear, fight deposits and defend against corrosion, the oil marketer states. The SAE 20W-40, 20W-50 and 10W-30 four-stroke motorcycle oils meet API SL and JASO MA2 specifications, and are available in 1-liter and 900 milliliter packs. Web:

Castrol Activ.
Lubrication at all times.

Replenish Hydraulic Oils
Extend the performance of hydraulic fluids with a new additives booster from Fluitec International. Boost AW restores antiwear and antioxidant additives in hydraulic oils to resist high-temperature loads that can cause oxidation and lead to varnish formation and equipment failure, the company notes. The product has a treat rate between 1.5 and 3 percent by volume and can be pumped into the oil reservoir during operation without special equipment. Fluitec boasts that the additives booster can reduce hydraulic fluid changes and equipment downtime, and lead to cost savings in fluid purchases. Boost AW can be used for hydraulic fluids in manufacturing, injection molding, marine and mining applications. Web:

Stop Corrosion Cold
Shell Marine has launched a two-stroke cylinder oil to protect modern marine engines. Shell Alexia 140 is a high base number formulation that can be used on its own or as part of an onboard lubricant blending or mixing system that addresses cold corrosion issues and optimizes oil feed rates when switching among different fuel types, such as liquefied natural gas and high sulfur fuel oil, the company says. The product can be used in engines of all ages and under full load or slow steaming conditions. Shell Alexia 140 is available at the ports of Rotterdam, Netherlands; Bremerhaven and Hamburg in Germany; Antwerp, Belgium; Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia; Busan, South Korea, and Salalah, Oman. Web:

Surge Racing Performance
Motul recently rolled out a new four-stroke motorcycle oil for on- and off-road racing. The SAE 10W-50 oil optimizes friction control, raises clutch grip, increases torque thanks to low oil film traction at low revolutions, and has high shear stability in gearboxes when used in off-road activities, the company reports. In track racing, the oils enhance oxidative stability, improve engine cleanliness and lower friction at high speeds to boost power output from the bike, Motul adds. The oils claim to meet or exceed existing JASO MA2 and API SN standards. Web:

Upgraded Mobil Delvac
Commercial and off-highway applications can improve equipment protection with three new Mobil Delvac 1 synthetic heavy-duty diesel engine oils from ExxonMobil. Mobil Delvac 1 ESP SAE 5W-30 and 5W-40 API CK-4 and SAE 5W-30 FA-4 oils reduce oxidation, decrease deposits, minimize wear, have high shear stability at high temperatures and prevent sludge formation in low-temperature, stop-and-go conditions, the company notes. They also diminish oil thickening and degradation to extend oil drain intervals, raise fuel economy and, in the case of the FA-4 formulation, protect engines equipped with exhaust aftertreatment systems. The products can be used in a number of vehicles such as haul trucks, buses, construction equipment, mixed fleets and diesel engines with turbocharger, direct-injection and low-emission designs. Web:

Savant Expands Testing
Savant Labs recently added a seal compatibility test for method CEC L-112-16, a required test for the 2016 European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association ACEA engine oil sequences, designed to determine elastomer compatibility with the gasket and sealing material in modern engines. The test involves cutting and soaking a sample of seal material in oil for a specific number of hours at a particular temperature. When the soak phase is finished, the seals are measured for tensile strength, elongation, hardness and volume swell, then compared to the limits of the specification, Savant explained. The data is then processed and reviewed before the laboratory generates a report according to the test method’s guidelines. The elastomer compatibility test is available for ACEA categories A/B for gasoline and light-duty diesel engine oils, C for low- and mid-sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur containing oils, and E for heavy-duty diesel engine oils. Web:

Manage Foam
Carpenter Co. announced that several of its ethylene oxide/propylene oxide block copolymers are now Halal compliant for food processing applications. Carpol Nionic’s L-61, L-64, L-81, L-101 and P2000 are surfactants and polyglycols with defoaming, wetting and emulsifying properties. They have increased solubility and solvency, high flash points, are chemically stable and resist water hardness in equipment following strict Islamic cleanliness guidelines, the company says. The products were certified by the American Halal Foundation. “Achieving Halal compliance for our Nionic product line is another important step in positioning these materials for indirect food contact applications such as foam control for food processing and fermentation,” Brent Lesher, market manager, chemicals, explained. Web:

Aviation Grease Life Prolonged
ExxonMobil Aviation announced that its Mobilgrease 28 and Mobilgrease 33 now have an extended shelf life of 10 years, a four-year increase in the period that the greases can maintain their properties and performance. Clay-based Mobilgrease 28 protects components under heavy loads and resists deterioration when exposed to wide-ranging temperatures. It lubricates plain and rolling bearings at low to high speeds and decreases friction, rust, corrosion and wear in splines, screws, worm gears and other mechanisms, according to the company. Mobilgrease 33 is a lithium complex grease that protects outboard and inboard flaps, landing gear bushings and rudders against hydrolysis and has structural stability to perform in extremely low temperatures and wet environments, the manufacturer adds. Both products meet a range of military and commercial aviation specifications. Web:

Mobilgrease 28 and 33.
Soar longer.

Reformulated Defense
Amsoil has reformulated its XL synthetic motor oils to meet the latest challenges of the automotive market. The products deliver around 25 percent more cleaning power to turbocharged and direct-injection gasoline engine components, such as pistons and connecting rods, in addition to protecting against low-speed pre-ignition common in these engine types. The company adds that the oils reduce friction to maximize fuel economy and resist breakdown in extreme temperatures to minimize wear, deposits and difficult cold start-up. The SAE 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30 and 10W-40 motor oils meet API SN standards and GM’s Dexos Generation 1 and 2 specifications. Web:

November 2017

Spice Up your Fluids
Sea-Land Chemical released SeacoChem ProHear, a high erucic acid mustard seed oil. Mustard seed oil is derived from the same family as rapeseed and canola vegetable oils, and provides similar lubricating properties as traditional high erucic rapeseed oil. The 22 percent erucic fatty acid content offers improved lubricity over conventional myristic, palmitic or stearic (C14 to C18) fatty acid based vegetable oils and seed oils, the company says. The product contains a stabilizer for improved oxidation stability, making it suitable across a range of applications including metalworking fluids, textile lubricants, plasticizers, rubber processing and as an oleochemical intermediate. SeacoChem ProHear oil is available in North America in bulk, drum or tote packages. Web:

Metalworking fluid.
Enhance lubricity.

Identify Unstable Particles
Measurement instrument manufacturers can integrate monitoring of volatile organic compounds with a new sensor from Alphasense. The p-type metal oxides measurement device has a detection limit for compounds such as solvents, sterilants and petrochemicals between 10-50 parts per billion, depending on the compound, and a limit of 1-100 parts per million for isobutylene. The sensor has a dynamic range, low humidity response and its resistance increases in the presence of most VOCs, the company reports. It can be used in applications such as process monitoring, environmental monitoring, occupational safety and leak detection. Web:

Alphasense VOC sensor.
Sense and desist.

Eneos Races In
Professional and amateur racers can soon zoom past the competition with two upcoming lines of engine oil from JX Nippon Oil (now part of JXTG Holdings.) Eneos Racing Pro SAE 0W-20 has additives to greatly reduce friction and enhance vehicle acceleration, while the 10W-50 oil delivers film thickness under extreme operating conditions, antiwear and antioxidation properties, improved cold-start performance and engine cleanliness, while also boasting lower oil consumption, the Japanese oil major says. Eneos Racing Street are fully synthetic, SAE 0W-20 and 0W-50 oils that boost start-up and protect components from friction and hot and cold temperatures. Both product ranges prevent sludge buildup and deliver high-temperature stability. The oils are aimed at cars driven in GT, drift, sprint, stock car, rally, formula, drag racing and amateur motorsports. Web:

Eneos Racing motor oils.
Dash to the finish line.

Tough Grease from B’laster
B’laster Corp. released a range of greases for automotive, agricultural, construction, industrial, marine and mining applications. The company’s PB penetrating grease can be used in rusted areas to provide lubrication as it penetrates the corroded segments. Its two lithium complex greases provide general purpose lubrication as well as extreme pressure and high-temperature protection to components, and its heavy-duty calcium sulfonate grease contains extreme pressure additives to function in severe operating conditions. The company also released a calcium sulfonate grease specifically for marine environments. The PB penetrating grease is available as a cartridge, aerosol spray, brush top tub and squeeze tube, while the four traditional greases are available as cartridges. Web:

B'laster PB penetrating grease range.
For all your grease needs.

Boost Field Analysis
Spectro Scientific’s FieldLab 58 has been upgraded with and X-ray fluorescence module and a filter to improve detection of wear metals in oil. The portable, battery-powered device provides fast and comprehensive oil analysis of 13 wear elements in field applications using X-ray fluorescence for elemental analysis; a filter particle qualifier pore blockage particle counter; an infrared spectrometer and a kinematic viscometer, the company says. The oil analysis can immediately be carried out on-site, eliminating the need to send samples to a laboratory. “Results from the FieldLab 58 are invaluable in determining signs of contamination, abnormal wear, or lubricant conditions that can result in downtime or cause failure of high-value machinery assets,” Spectro Scientific adds. Web:

Spectro Scientific’s FieldLab 58.
Upgraded metal detection.

Control Rust
Lockhart Chemical launched a rust preventative additive suitable for food grade applications. Counter Rust CA-407 additive is a highly overbased calcium sulfonate that provides corrosion protection, detergency and dispersant properties to various lubricant formulations, the company says. It can also be used as part of the thickener system for calcium sulfonate greases used in food processing equipment. The product is available in drums, totes and bulk containers, has received Kosher approval and is registered as NSF International HX-1 for use in formulating H1 lubricants. Web:

Contain Harsh Substances
Safe handling of corrosive chemicals an additives is the goal behind Komax Systems’ triple action static mixers. The products are made from carbon steel, fiberglass, stainless steel and PVC and lined with polyvinylidene fluoride resin or polytetrafluoroethylene to stand up to the corrosive effects of concentrated acids and aggressive chemicals, the company states. The mixers are equipped with a flow straightener to eliminate downstream centrifugal effects and have the ability to sustain up to four mixing elements for different types of line-size and pressure drop mixing. The static mixers can be configured with multiple ports, grooved and plain end fittings and other mixing elements. Web:

October 2017

Tackle LSPI
Amsoil is confronting low-speed pre-ignition in turbocharged and direct injection engines with a new formulation of its Signature Series-branded synthetic motor oil. The product increases engine protection against loss of horsepower and wear by lubricating components with metal-to-metal contact such as pistons and cams, the company boasts. The oil also defends engine parts against sludge formation, improves thermal stability during cold start-up and lowers oil consumption for extended drain intervals of up to 25,000 miles, Amsoil claims. The motor oil comes in seven viscosities—SAE 0W-20, 0W-40, 5W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30, 10W-30 and 5W-50— and meets General Motor’s Dexos specification on LSPI protection. Web:

Amsoil Signature Series
Put the brakes on LSPI.

Improved Greasing
Plugging in a grease gun is now a by-gone task with Lumax’s RoboLuber. The heavy-duty cordless grease gun runs on a 20-volt lithium-ion battery up to a maximum operating pressure of 10,000 psi, the company says. When fully charged, it delivers up to six cartridges of grease with a flow rate of 7 ounces at normal pressure and 2.8 ounces at high pressure. The RoboLuber also features an integrated LED light to help find hidden grease points, a built-in pressure relief valve to reduce wear and tear on the grease gun, a 100 to 240-volt fast charger and two battery packs. Web:

Lumax RoboLuber
Battery-powered greasing.

Oxea Gets Halal Certification
Oxea Corp.’s pelargonic acid is now compliant with Islamic requirements for food preparation. Chemically known as n-nonanoic acid, the compound is used as an intermediate in various applications, such as the production of high-performance synthetic lubricant esters. The acid is colorless, has low odor and is soluble in ether and alcohols, and represents a low-cost alternative to fatty acids including caprylic (C8) and capric acid (C10), the company says. “For the certification, we established a HACCP [Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points] system, just as we would have needed it for a foodstuff approval,” noted Christoph Balzarek, commercial business director for carboxylic acids at Oxea. The company’s product and manufacturing processes have been audited and certified by Islamic Services of America, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based food safety certification organization. Web:

Ecstar Rolls Out in India
Suzuki passenger car drivers in India can count on improved engine performance with the company’s Ecstar genuine motor oils, recently launched in the country through subsidiary Maruti Suzuki India. The product range includes fully synthetic SAE 0W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30 gasoline engine oils, SAE 0W-30 C2, 5W-30 C2 and 5W-30 C4 diesel engine oils and three SAE 10W-40 four-stroke motorcycle oils. The company did not specify which oils will be released in the market first. The motor oils reduce friction, enhance engine cleanliness by preventing sludge formation and deposit buildup, and provide thermal stability for the engines in extreme cold and high load conditions, the company boasts. The oil formulations also provide higher fuel economy, Maruti adds. The range of Ecstar products—which include an injector cleaner, an automatic transmission oil, coolant and other cleaning products—will be available through Maruti’s recently opened Nexa Service workshops. Web:

Ecstar motor oil
Boost engine protection.

Restrain Oil Spills
Accidental falls and slips caused by spills can now be prevented with SpillTech’s Floor Grabber absorbent mat. The polypropylene mat has a polyester adhesive backing that sticks tightly and flatly on the floor, but can be easily removed for replacement or relocation, the company assures. Its top layer absorbs leaks, drips and spills of oil, solvents, coolant or water around machinery, as well as dirt and moisture from foot traffic. The mat comes in the form of pads and rolls, which can be cut to fit specific areas in a facility. Web: 

Spilltech Floor Grabber
Protect slip-prone areas.

Faster Filling
ProSys Servo Filling Systems released its in-line cartridge filling system for accurate and accelerated filling of plastic, fiber or metal cartridges with greases, adhesives and sealants. The equipment allows for compact, automated filling of 10-, 14- and 30-ounce cartridges with speed of up to 140 cartridges per minute, the company says. The design allows for horizontal loading and unloading, easy maintenance and features vertical bottom-up, high-speed servo filling and optional reject stations, ProSys expands. The device can also be upgraded to allow for additive mixing. Web: 

Lumax grease coupler.
Optimized cartridge handling.

Cleaner Oil Changes
Car owners with a do-it-yourself mentality can now lose the mess with Valvoline’s easy pour engine oil bottle. The packaging features a pull-tab, a spout that provides more accurate pouring, an anti-glug tube and a non-slip resealable overcap that snaps closed to prevent spillage, the oil blender says. Its centralized handle makes for simplified pick up, carrying and one-handed pouring. Valvoline adds that the new bottles are color-coded for differentiating between products and also have a streamlined labeling system that prominently displays the product information and oil grade on the front and a comparison that helps determine the right oil. The packaging has been rolled out for Valvoline’s range of fully-synthetic, high mileage and conventional engine oils. Web:  

Valvoline Easy Pour bottle range
No more drips. 

Curtail Equipment Downtime
Minimize component failure and unplanned maintenance expenses with Graco’s new A4000 reciprocating oil and grease pump. Part of the LubePro line of automatic lubrication pumps, the high-capacity, single-line parallel pump provides higher lube output in fast lubrication cycles, optimally lubricating machinery while it’s running, the company boasts. The product features an integrated vent that automatically relieves pressure, a shatter-resistant reservoir, low-level detection to ensure accurate calibration and is compatible with a number of Graco’s GL series of oil injectors. The pump can be used for a number of applications in agricultural, construction, mining and heavy-duty equipment manufacturing. Web:

MiniLab EL equipment.
Improved lubrication.

September 2017 

Steady Riding
Twin Power USA launched a line of lubricants for V-twin engine motorcycles. Twin Power Lubricants includes four motor oils (SAE 25W-60, 10W-40, 20W-50 and synthetic SAE 20W-50), an oil and a gear lube for transmissions, a primary chain lube and a fork oil. The company says its engine oils protect motorcycle components against corrosion, sludge and varnish buildup. The primary chain lube reduces clutch drag and extends the life of chains and sprockets, while the fork oil minimizes cavitation with antifoaming and antiwear characteristics for heavier loads. The transmission oil resists viscosity breakdown and promotes smooth shifting, and the gear lube protects gears and bearings in cold weather to reduce start-up drag, ease shifting and improve lube flow to bearings, the company says. The oils meet various specifications including API CI-4, API SL and JASO MA2, and are available in the United States. Web:

Twin Power V-Twin lubricants.
Rev up.

Comprehensive Analysis
Faster, simpler oil analysis is the aim of Spectro Scientific's MiniLab EL series of measurement tools and software. The equipment can be used for testing wear, fluid contamination and oil condition in aircraft, automotive and railway engines using a 5-milliliter sample, with no solvents or chemicals required before measurement, the company says. Available tests include elemental analysis, viscosity, oil chemistry, fuel dilution and total ferrous wear, and can be expanded to include trace metal detection of up to 31 elements as well as coolant and fuel analyses. The MiniLab can be placed on a regular table top in engine test rooms, production environments and even office spaces without special installation, and measures up to 36 parameters from ASTM International. Web:

MiniLab EL equipment.
Trace contaminants.

Power European Engines
Volkswagen and Porsche engines can count on the protection of Elf Lubricants' Evolution-branded SAE 0W-20 engine oil. The low-viscosity oil meets the Euro VI standard for low-sulfur, ash and phosphorus and is formulated for post-treatment systems in European gasoline and diesel automobiles to reduce emissions, provide higher detergency and improve deposit dispersion for engine cleanliness, Elf says. The oil defends engines against wear, oxidation and friction at high operating temperatures and pressures while raising fuel economy. Web:

Evolution Full Tech VSX 0W-20 motor oil.
Low vis for Europe.

Chill Components
Difficult machining processes can be simplified with Zeller-Gmelin’s most recent cooling lubricant offering. The company’s Zubora 65 H Ultra metalworking fluid is a water miscible, semi-synthetic product that can be used in severe cutting operations to process steel, stainless steel, cast iron, aluminum and aluminum alloys. The boron-free formulation is blended with extreme pressure additives to handle high-cutting speeds and increase component life, has high-polarity and defends metal surfaces and tools against corrosion, the manufacturer reports. The fluid lacks bactericides, formaldehyde release agents and inhibits the formation of secondary amines and nitrites into stable nitrosamines. Web:

Metalworking operation.
Cut through machining challenges.

Wash Rust Away
Rust and deposits have no place on metal surfaces with Milacron’s Cimclean cleaners and Cimguard corrosion preventatives for metal cleaning and metal forming applications. The Cimclean industrial cleaners include a high-pressure spray alkaline cleaner to control foam and corrosion; an immersion spray cleaner to manage rust and increase machine cooling sump performance; and a maintenance cleaner and disinfectant to clean machine tools before applying metalworking fluid, the company states. The Cimguard rust preventatives include a water based formulation for ferrous metals that provides indoor protection to parts for up to 30 days, as well as three solvent based products for multiple metals that provide indoor protection from one month up to two years. Web:

Cimcool oil drum.
Parts stay clean.

Ease Lube Management
Lumax has new dispensers, fluid extractors and a grease coupler to ease lubricant application in automotive, off-road, industrial and marine equipment. The four syringe-type fluid dispensers, in capacities of 7, 15, 34 and 50 ounces, can be used to extract or inject brake fluids, gear oils, power steering fluids and other lubes and chemicals in small reservoirs prior to oil bleeding, fluid changes and repairs, the company says. Its four fluid extractors—two manual and two with both manual and pneumatic capability—are ideal for extracting brake and transmission fluid, engine oil, gear oil and water in all-terrain vehicles, watercrafts, farm equipment, gearboxes, snowmobiles and more, Lumax adds. The grease coupler can be mounted to grease guns and bulk grease pumps to enable hands-free greasing in small spaces. The products are available in the United States. Web:

Lumax grease coupler.
Hassle-free fluid handling.

Control Deposits
Lubrizol is tackling deposit buildup in landfill applications with its new SG9L60 additives. These zinc-free, low ash products for four-stroke stationary gas engines reduce the amount of siloxanes in landfill equipment, the company says. The products address siloxane concentration in gas-powered equipment by controlling the size of silica particles so they stay dispersed in the oil instead of reaching engine parts. In addition, the additives provide wear protection, lower oil consumption and extend top-end overhaul intervals to minimize equipment downtime and repair costs, the manufacturer boasts. The products are compliant with REACH. Web:

Fuchs Measures Up with Scania
Fuchs Petrolub’s SAE 5W-30 engine oil was recently approved by Scania for its heavy-duty vehicles with LDF-4 specification. The oil reduces wear, protects after-treatment systems and offers longer drain intervals in Scania’s diesel automotive engines, as well as extending the life of vehicles’ diesel particulate filters, the lube manufacturer says. It has high-temperature stability to improve fuel economy and low-temperature performance for cold start-up. It shows minimal evaporation loss that allows for reduced deposits on turbochargers and other engine components, Fuchs adds. The Titan Cargo-branded motor oil is available in 5-, 20-, 205- and 1,000-liter containers or in bulk; meets ACEA specs, API CJ-4, Euro VI emissions standards and Caterpillar’s ECF-3 specification; and has approvals from other truck manufacturers such as Volvo, Renault and MAN. Web:

August 2017

Drive Out Emissions
A new heavy-duty engine oil additive from Chevron Oronite improves emissions control and fuel economy in off-road applications. OLOA 61011 is formulated with viscosity and friction modifiers to deliver wear and corrosion protection, clean pistons and defend heavy-duty and light-duty commercial vehicles against corrosion in high or low temperatures, the company notes. It also enhances cold startup performance. The product is available in SAE 10W-30 and SAE 10W-40 grades and meets Euro VI emissions requirements, in addition to emissions standards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the European Union, The additives are currently available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Web:

Varnish-Free Oil
Fluitec International launched two turbine oils that control deposits to prevent varnish formation. The ISO 32 and ISO 46 viscosity grade Infinity-branded oils improve valve performance with their air release properties, suppress foam, provide better filterability and protect compressors and gas, steam and wind turbines against rust and corrosion. The company claims that the products remove varnish-producing deposits to eliminate the need for mitigation equipment, reducing downtime, operational problems such as trips or fail-starts and issues on turbine bearings, servo valves, hydrogen seals, heat exchangers and other components. The products meet original equipment manufacturer specifications from General Electric and Alsom, and are available worldwide. Web:

Stabilize Fluids
Emery Oleochemicals added a high-temperature-stable ester to its biobased lubricant offering. Dehylub 4105 is a synthetic ester derived from renewable raw materials that can be used as a base fluid or a lubricity additive to provide hydrolytic and high- or low-temperature stability, the company says. It has a flash point above 280 degrees C, a pour point of -40 C and shows low volatility in operating temperatures of 180 to 250 C. As a base fluid, it can be blended to make chain oils for applications such as lifting chains for cranes, sluice gates, forklifts, forges, rolling mills and conveyors. It can also be used in two-stroke motorcycle engine oils, gear oils and greases. When used as an additive, the product performs as a lubricity booster in straight oil and emulsifiable metalworking fluids, the company adds. Dehylub 4105 is available commercially in Europe and in sample quantities in North America and Asia-Pacific. Web:

Gear oil.
Go high or low.

Exact Greasing
Graco released an automatic lubrication system to supply grease to components of trucking and off-highway applications. The electric grease jockey features a pump with integrated controls to provide the system’s status and a sensor to alert operators when lubricant is low. “We engineered an impact, UV and chemical-resistant system that is protected from motor burnout and provides valuable feedback to fleet managers while reliably and consistently delivering NLGI grade 2 grease,” said Dan Jensen, global product manager for Graco’s lubricant equipment division. The company boasts that the product improves component life compared to manual lubrication, supplies fresh grease to reduce equipment downtime and saves on routine lubrication and repair costs. Web:

Graco Electric Grease Jockey
Keep fleets greased.

Mobil Goes to India
ExxonMobil rolled out a fully synthetic oil in India for gasoline and diesel engines. Mobil Super 3000 is an SAE 5W-30 formulation that protects engines at high and low temperatures, which makes it suitable for driving in the country’s various weather conditions, the company says. The oil improves cold-startup, enhances engine cleanliness, protects against wear and prevents sludge buildup. The motor oil meets ACEA A5/B5 and A1/B1, API SL and SN and two Ford specifications, and is available in one-liter and three-liter bottles. Web:

Mobil Super 3000
Drive through heat and cold.

Catch Grease Particles
The FerroCheck Magnetometer 2000 from Spectro Scientific can now measure wear particles in grease. FerroCheck 2100 detects up to 15 percent of ferrous debris in grease samples when the magnetic field it generates is disrupted by particulates, the company explains. The device includes a sampling boat to collect a grease measurement of less than 1 millimeter for analysis, which is available within 30 seconds and does not require solvents, sample preparation or specialized training. The magnetometer measures ferrous content from nanometers to millimeters in size caused by normal machine operation and abnormal wear, the company adds. The instrument can be used in both field and laboratory settings and generates data to support condition monitoring programs for engines and machinery in automotive and industrial applications. Web:

FerroCheck Magnetometer 2000 with grease boat.
Halt wear.

July 2017

Champion Flexes its Muscles
This fall, muscle car drivers can take advantage of Champion Brands’ new slate of SAE 5W-30, 0W-40 and 5W-50 motor oils that increase fuel economy, protect and clean engines, reduce wear and minimize viscosity breakdown. The company reports it will also launch a semi-synthetic SAE 10W-40 racing motor oil for dragsters, sprint cars, midgets and pulling vehicles, which reduces operating temperature, offers viscosity stability at high temperatures and protects flat tappet cams, roller cams, upper cylinders and bearings from wear. The oils can be used in turbocharged street car and truck engines, supercharged gasoline engines and multi-valve, fuel-injected engines. The oils meet API SN and Dexos1 specifications. Web:

Champion Brands Modern Muscle motor oils.
Oils muscle in.

Tough Cleaning
Operators can clean and degrease work sites, tools and machinery with a new degreaser from WD-40. The industrial-strength cleaner and degreaser is a non-aerosol water based spray that removes grease, oil, dirt and grime from copper, aluminum and chrome surfaces. The product emits low odor and is made with solvents that make it biodegradable, the company reports. The degreaser is part of WD-40’s specialist line of products and is available at retailers in the United States in 24- and 32-ounce bottles, one- and five-gallon containers and a 55-gallon drum. Web:

WD-40 Industrial-Strength Cleaner and Degreaser
Spray grime away.

Flush Away Impurities
Hydrotex helps food processors clean and flush equipment during fluid changes and after equipment breakdown or repairs. Majestic 800 food-grade system flush is an ISO 46, high solvency synthetic lubricant that removes debris from tools and other materials and protects against contaminants from previous fluids in gearboxes, processors, bearings, chain drives, rotary lobe blowers, as well as hydraulic and centralized lubrication systems, the company says. The product flushes out residue in all components, including coat lines and containers, that can cause cross-contamination with new fluids. The H1-registered flush is compatible with conventional and synthetic fluids including paraffinic, naphthenic, PAO and esters and is available in different sizes of totes, drums, kegs, pails and jugs. Web:

Majestic 800 system flush
Food flush.

Ducati Races with Shell
Shell oil now protects Ducati road bikes, as part of a renewed technical partnership between the Dutch oil major and the Italian manufacturer. Shell Advance Ducati is a co-branded formulation of Shell’s fully synthetic Advance Ultra SAE 15W-50 oil for four-stroke motorcycle engines. The product protects gearboxes, clutches and other components from wear, keeps pistons clean, reduces noise and vibration in the engine and defends parts from high-temperature conditions, the company boasts. The oil also prevents accumulation of dirt and impurities that can lead to deposits. The product is available exclusively at Ducati aftermarket dealers in Italy, the United States and Canada. Web:

Shell Advance Ducati motor oil
Leave deposits out.

Shield Metal Surfaces
Wipe out wear and friction damage with BASF’s Breox 60 D polyalkylene glycol base stocks, distributed by Sea-Land Chemical. The water-soluble products reduce wear, have low foaming tendency and resist oxidation and high shear conditions, in addition to leaving minimal deposits, BASF states on its website. PAGs are biodegradable, making them ideal for environmentally sensitive applications requiring metalworking fluids, gear, bearing and compressor lubricants. Sea-Land adds that the products have improved friction reduction compared to hydrocarbon base stocks when tested in mini traction machines, leading to energy savings for operators. The Breox PAGs are available for different markets in a range of viscosity grades, and are being reviewed by NSF International for registration as HX-1 ingredients for lubricants safe for incidental contact with food. Web:

Optimized wear resistance.

June 2017

Cruise Against Deposits
Shell Marine improved its Shell Argina and Shell Gadinia trunk piston engine oils for medium-speed engines to address increasing emissions regulations in the marine market. The company says both oils have improved base number retention and viscosity control to decrease oxidation, which can lead to deposits and contaminate the lubricant. In addition, the oils help to avoid sludge formation and have increased detergency to keep pistons and crankcases clean. The Shell Argina range includes four grades including the BN20 Argina S2 for residual, blended and distillate fuels and the BN55 Argina for extra protection from deposits and extended oil life. Gadinia S3 oil controls lubricant consumption in modern engines using distillate fuels. Web:

B’laster Goes Global
B’laster Corp. is expanding into Mexico and Canada with automotive and industrial lubricants. South of the U.S. border, the company released its PB penetrant, which breaks through rust and corrosion on immobilized parts, and its PB-50 multipurpose lube formulated with polytetrafluoroethylene to reduce friction on moving parts, repel moisture and prevent rust and corrosion, the company says. Both products are available at AutoZone retailers in the country. Up north, B’laster expanded its range of lubricants and greases for food-grade, automotive and industrial applications at Canadian Tire and Home Depot locations. Web:

Particles Can’t Hide
Detect wear elements in lubricants with a new oil analysis instrument from Micromem Technologies. The company says its portable RT-Lube Analyzer provides real-time, on-site detection of 13 types of wear particles through automatic sampling on a pre-scheduled basis instead of sending a manual sample to a laboratory, the company says. The data is then sent to a cloud storage system for analytics, allowing for flexible communication of the results. The Toronto-based company’s initial focus is to measure wear-causing elements in wind turbine gearboxes, but claims the RT-Lube Analyzer can also detect particles in power transformer insulating fluids or carryover of chemicals on product surfaces. Web:

RT-Lube Analyzer
Hunt down wear.

Lay Off Rust
Functional Products’ Functional CI 427 is a colorless antiwear additive and corrosion inhibitor for use in industrial machinery where incidental food contact may occur. It is an amine salt of an alkyl phosphate and is soluble in synthetic esters, white oils, biobased oils and polyalphaolefins, the company states. It has a flash point of 100 degrees Celsius (212 F), a pH of 8.0 to 9.5 and a treat rate between 0.1 and 0.5 percent to defend surfaces from rust. The CI 427 is compatible with antioxidants, viscosity improvers and other additives, and is registered with NSF International as an HX-1 and HX-2 component. Web:

Beat the Scorch
Dow Corning released its Molykote G-900X range of greases for high-temperature conditions in automotive, industrial and chemical applications. The G-9000 and G-9001 silicone-based greases maintain their lubricity in extreme heat without sacrificing low-temperature performance, the company claims. The products have thermal stability between -35 and 220 degrees Celsius, resist corrosion, can be formulated with various types of thickeners and are compatible with the majority of plastics and elastomers, the company claims. Both greases can be used in high-temperature bearings and in equipment and parts in automotive, tire and injection molding, metal processing and cardboard manufacturing. Web:

Dispel Foam
Sea-Land Chemical announced it will distribute Blackburn Chemicals' line of Dispelair foam controlling agents for metalworking fluids. The products can be used in fully synthetic and semi-synthetic fluids or conventional soluble oils. A range of eight anti-foaming products provide stability in metalworking fluid concentrates with low residue formation and no particles after screening through a 400 micron aperture screen. The company claims its product line offers good stability in fluid concentrates and improved emulsion stability in harsh water. Blackburn suggests a dose rate of 0.25 to 0.5 percent. Web:

Handle Heavy Loads
Heavy loads are no match for bearing manufacturer NTN-SNR’s heavy duty, high load grease. The product, which is the company’s first offering of its kind in the Middle East and Africa, can withstand temperatures from -25 degrees to 140 degrees Celsius. Created for automotive or industrial bearings used in gearboxes, crushers, conveyors, truck wheel hubs and railway applications, NTN-SNR boasts its new product is highly resistant to water ingress, friction and corrosion. Mineral Circles Bearings, an automotive bearings specialist in the United Arab Emirates, is the official product distributor for the Middle East and Africa. Web:

Ghana Gets New Oils
Designed to keep up with the fast-paced technological trends and growing needs of Ghanaian vehicle users, Total Ghana added Total Quartz Ineo MC3 and Ineo Long Life motor oils to its product line. The fully synthetic SAE 5W-30 viscosity oils are formulated for turbocharged and direct injection gasoline and diesel engines, as well as engines equipped with post-treatment systems to protect anti-pollutant devices, the company says. Total Ghana boasts that the oils reduce friction caused by piston movement in the cylinder sleeve, lower emissions, extend drain intervals and operate in sports driving, repeated start-ups, city and motorway driving conditions. The oils meet API SN and CF, ACEA C3 and Euro V standards. Web:

Motorcycles Stay in Shape
Amsoil’s synthetic motorcycle oil line has grown with the addition of a synthetic V-Twin motorcycle oil. The SAE 15W-60, full synthetic motor oil is equipped with additive an package to reduce wear and prevent oxidation under all conditions, and offers improved clutch engagement while preventing slippage and glazing, the company says. The oil is catalytic converter-compatible and possesses thermal stability, resists breakdown and delivers rust and corrosion protection to motorcycle parts in storage, in humidity conditions or on short drives. Amsoil claims its oil performs like a gear lube by avoiding the negative effects of extreme pressure additives with its thinning-resistant, shear stable formula. The motorcycle oil meets API SM, JASO MA and ILSAC GF-4 specifications. Web:

Amsoil's synthetic V-Twin motorcycle oil
Ride on.

Access Engine Oil Data
The Institute of Materials launched a database with over ten years of engine oil data from around the world. The online resource has information on engine oils tested with over 30 industry standards that can be turned into reports by geographic region or configured into a custom data set, the company says. The regional databases have information for engine oil formulations and trends in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Europe, while the custom data sets can filter engine oil information by year, brand name, supplier, SAE viscosity grade, service class, oil type, engine type, country or region, IOM adds. The engine oil data can be used to compare competitor properties, audit motor oil blend consistency, monitor formulation changes, assess oil quality in the marketplace, and as a reference for technical or marketing presentations, the company boasts. The reports are available for purchase at IOM’s website. Web:

IOM homepage
Engine oil trends just a click away.

Consult the Experts
ExxonMobil has the answers grease lubrication questions in a series of educational videos for industrial and commercial equipment operators. “The Grease Experts” videos feature two of the company’s grease formulators, Chris Decker and Toby Hlade, who answer questions from real operators on topics such as grease color, viscosity, consistency and re-greasing frequency, the company says. Operators can submit their grease-related questions to the video series’ website. Pat Kelly, industrial grease marketing advisor at ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants, said that grease is one of the subjects about which field experts receive the most questions, and the series was made “to help provide these insights so operators can optimize their lubrication program.” Web:

Screenshot of one of the Grease Experts videos.
Answers to all your grease questions.

Face Any Terrain
Red Line synthetic oil from Phillips 66 offers a motor oil, a gear oil and a lubrication kit for all-terrain and utility task vehicles manufactured by Polaris Industries. The 10W-50 viscosity engine oil offers wear protection, ring seal, an extended drain interval and engine cleanliness to Polaris’ UTV models, the lube maker boasts, while its gear oil lubricates transmissions, chain cases and clutch plates to resist oil breakdown for extended periods of operation in variable temperatures. Red Line also released the UTV/ATV 10W-50 PowerPack lube kit, which contains three quarts of the engine oil, two quarts of the gear oil, a bottle of fuel system cleaner for power sport applications, a water wetter and a funnel. The products are available at Red Line dealers in the United States and distributors such as Tucker Rocky and Western Power Sports. Web:

Red Line 10W-50 powersports motor oil.
Red Line UTV/ATV gearcase oil.
UTV/ATV 10W-50 PowerPack lube kit.
Power through wear.

Bel-Ray Expands Products
Bel-Ray released new products for mining equipment and food industry applications. The multipurpose Molylube SF100 open gear and rope lubricant reduces wear, improves water resistance, protects against rust and corrosion, and increases protection in extreme pressure conditions. The aerosol lubricant resists fling-off and slinging when sprayed on open gears, girth gears, racks, pinions, bushings, wire ropes, cables, drive chains and sliding surfaces found in equipment such as draglines, shovels, mills, and stationary and mobile cranes, the company expands. In addition, the manufacturer released No-Tox Ultra F multipurpose mineral oil based lubricants that protect hydraulic systems, gear cases, chains, compressors, bearings, and circulating systems from wear, rust and corrosion. The products are available in six different viscosities and are NSF H1 registered for incidental contact with food. Web:

Molylube SF100 open gear and rope lubricant
Turn away rust.

Precise Pouring
Smurfit Kappa introduced an environmentally friendly packaging for motor oils. The bag-in-box package has a reinforced, flex cracking-resistant nylon and polyethylene bag that protects and conserves oil, facilitates pouring and reduces spillage, the company notes. The bag prevents oil particles from migrating and keeps odor from getting out; once it has been used, it can be discarded easily and the cardboard box can be recycled, the company adds. The packaging uses 85 percent less material than plastic bottles and significantly reduces the amount of space used during transport and stacking, the company reports. Web:

Smurfit Kappa's Bag-in-Box package
Save packaging and space.

Clean Out Soot
Dieselcraft spun out a centrifuge to catch contaminants that lead to soot in marine and industrial engine oils. The product generates centrifugal force through engine oil pressure at 6,000 revolutions per minute, to remove dirt and wear-inducing particles from the oil and keep the flow constant compared to a filter, which can plug after removing deposits, the company points out. The centrifuge eliminates particles less than one micron in size by slinging them to the inside walls of the rotor, easing cleanup. The company claims that the centrifuge provides extended oil drain intervals and reduces filter replacement and disposal costs. Web:

Dieselcraft 500 Centrifuge
Spin cycle for oils.

Cool Down
Zeller-Gmelin developed a range of lubricants for rotary swaging machines. The Multipress RK 20 and RK 15 are chlorine free, mineral oil based fluids that offer cooling capabilities during rotary swaging, a type of cold forming process that reduces the cross-section on metal rods and pipes. The metalworking fluids have sulfur and phosphorus extreme pressure additives, protect parts against corrosion, reduce tool wear and are suitable for all metals except aluminum, which the company recommends be treated with the fully synthetic Multipress AL 40. The products can be used in rotary swaging machines that make steering, engine, and powertrain and chassis metal components for the automotive sector. Web:

Rotary swaging machine.
Shape up components.

Milacron Expands Process Oils
Milacron has new process oils for slideway lubricants, hydraulic fluids and gear oils. The Milpro Way oils are four clear-colored process oils that reduce friction and stick-slip on machine tool slideways, the company says. They also have extreme pressure additive to reduce metal-to-metal wear and lubricate all plain bearing slideways regardless of table load or way speed. Milpro Hy lubes are three hydraulic oils that transmit power, lubricate and protect gear systems from rust, while the four Milpro Gear process oils cool and protect differential gears and standard transmissions in industrial machinery from oxidation, extreme temperature and pressure conditions as well as wear, pitting, spalling, scoring and scuffing damage. Web:

Milpro process oil.
Process oils for all applications.

Run Down Wear
Liqui Moly rolled out a motor oil for ATVs, quads and side-by-side vehicles. The SAE 5W-50, fully synthetic oil protects air and water cooled four-stroke engines exposed to contaminants and high loads during off-road sports. The product, tested on engines with catalytic converters, prevents the buildup of dirt and dust on components such as clutches and gear shifts to provide engine cleanliness, friction and wear control and rapid oil delivery at low temperatures, the company adds. The oil meets API SN and JASO MA2 standards, and is available in Europe in one-, four- and 20-liter bottles. Web:

Liqui-Moly ATV oils.
For the off-road journey.

Exmark Rolls into Grease
Exmark wants to help keep your lawn in top shape. Its grease for lawn mower components is a synthetic oil based lithium grease for use in equipment facing low and high temperature conditions, in addition to heavy loads and high speeds, the company says. The grease offers high structural stability, water washout resistance, wear and rust protection for wheel bearings, steering linkages, ball joints and chassis lube points, among others. The grease is available in the United States. Web:

Exmark lithium grease.
Get greener lawns.

Phillips 66 Hops the Pond
Phillips 66 launched four motor oils for the European market. The company’s Shield Euro-Tech and Euro-Tech+ are two fully synthetic passenger car motor oils blended in the United States for gasoline and diesel engines, respectively, of European manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Porsche. The oils provide oxidation resistance, thermal stability at high temperatures to protect against viscosity breakdown and deposit formation, lower volatility to reduce fuel consumption and low temperature pumpability for faster startup at cold temperatures, the company says. In addition, the lube marketer released the GT-1 Euro and Euro+ under its Kendall motor oil brand, which provide the same performance parameters as its Shield offerings. Web:

Shield Euro-Tech and Euro-Tech+ engine oils.
Meet Europe’s standards.

Drown Fire Hazards
Condat developed a range of API Group III base oil-formulated quenching oils for use in open tanks, batch furnaces, vacuum furnaces and continuous furnaces. The Therma fluids are available as cold, semi-hot and warm oils for lubricating springs, bearings, fastening components, forged parts, car parts, pinion shafts and gears in these applications, the company says. The oils operate in temperatures between 30 and 190 degrees Celsius and show strong resistance to oxidation and cracking; decreased sulfur and aromatic compounds that allow lower toxicity, odor and smoke; minimized levels of sludge to diminish pressure on filtration systems and a higher flash point to reduce risk of fires and improve operator safety, the company boasts. Web:

Therma quenching fluids.
Cool it.

Light the Way
Liquid Wrench shines a light on lubrication needs with its Pro-Penetrant and Lubricant with FlashSight. The product has a built-in LED light above the spray nozzle that increases visibility for customers working in low-light environments, such as under a car or in a crawl space. The semi-synthetic, anti-seize lubricant offers corrosion protection, reduces friction and wear, loosens rust and grease, and displaces moisture on parts such as nuts, bolts, locks, hinges, pipe fittings, fans, blowers and ignition and electrical wires, the company states. It is also safe to use on painted surfaces, plastic and rubber. The lubricant is available in 11-ounce spray cans at AutoZone retail stores in the United States. Web:

Mechanic using Liquid Wrench's Pro-Penetrant and Lubricant with FlashSight
Let there be light.

Grease Up
Optimize industrial and heavy equipment performance with Klondike Lubricants’ new fully synthetic nanoparticle grease. The product is made with tungsten disulfide that protects sliding, rolling and spinning metal components under extreme pressure conditions. The company claims that the grease performs in ultra-low and high temperatures between -270 to 450 degrees Celsius, as well as high load, high rotating speed, high radiation and corrosive operating conditions. Klondike boasts that the Full Synthetic EP-1.5 Grease extends maintenance intervals and equipment life and minimizes downtime and energy consumption. The product is available in Canada and comes in various packaging sizes. Web:

Klondike's Full Synthetic EP-1.5 Grease line
No crevice left uncovered.

Release Air from Oil
Stanhope-Seta launched a testing device to identify air release properties of lubricants. The Seta Air Release Value Apparatus determines how long hydraulic fluids and lubricating oils take to release air and gases, which can cause oxidation, deteriorate fluid performance and lead to equipment failure, the company says. The automated testing device has a main unit with an air heater, a pressure regulator and pressure gauge as well as a mounting clip for testing. It also has safety features such as a protective shield around the heated glass vessel where samples are tested, an exhaust filter system that extracts harmful fumes, an interlock to prevent heating when there’s no airflow and a cutout function to avoid overheating. The Seta ARV performs tests in accordance with ASTM, IP and ISO methods. Web:

Seta Air Release Value Apparatus
Full of air?

Additives Step Aside
Calumet has launched an additive-free transformer oil for the first time in company history. Caltran 60-00 Group U is made from naphthenic base oil and contains no antioxidant or corrosion inhibitor additives. The company boasts that the fully-miscible product provides superior oxidation stability at extreme temperatures, protects against corrosion and has cooling properties alongside its heat exchange properties. The product can be used in power generation equipment such as transformers and switchgears. Web:

Power generation equipment
Power keeps flowing.

May 2017

Curb Corrosion
Sea-Land Chemical is offering a corrosion inhibitor from Italmatch Chemicals in its portfolio of products for metalworking applications. The Rhodafac ASI is a phosphorus-based additive that prevents corrosion on ferrous and light metals, including aluminum, zinc, magnesium and other alloys. The product can be added to soluble and synthetic metalworking fluids, alkaline industrial cleaners, surface treatments and pigment dispersants for metal powders and oxides used in aqueous systems. Sea-Land boasts that the corrosion inhibitor is biodegradable, has a treat rate between 1 and 5 percent and shows thermal stability up to 350 degrees Celsius. Rhodafac is available in pure solid form and in diluted solutions with lower active content. Web:

Steel rolls
Surfaces stay rust-free.

Emerox Gets Ecolabel Approval
Emery Oleochemicals’ Emerox 1144 azelaic acid has been added to the European Comission’s Ecolabel LuSC-List. The product, a complexing agent for making lithium complex grease thickeners, meets stringent biodegradation, aquatic toxicity and renewability requirements from the EU Ecolabel. Azelaic acid shows benefits in grease such as higher dropping point, improved fretting wear and a simpler manufacturing process that saves time and lowers production costs compared to sebacic acid, the company claims. The product can be used for a variety of applications, including marine components that require environmentally acceptable lubricants meeting the Vessel General Permit standards. Web:

Greased bearing
Make greener greases.

Process Food Safely
B’laster Corp. added four food grade lubricants to its product slate. The Multi-Purpose Lubricant can be used in moving parts of food processing and handling equipment to prevent rust and corrosion, the company states. The Conveyor Track & Cable Lubricant is a silicone-based lube formulated with pressure additives to use on overhead doors and mechanisms, roller drives and conveyor equipment, offering long-lasting lubrication that leaves no residue and prevents accumulation of dust and dirt. The firm’s Silicone Lubricant minimizes wear from constant friction on most surfaces and protects rubber and plastic parts, while White Spray Grease is a low-odor grease that protects against rust, moisture and oxidation. The products are all registered with NSF International’s H1 standard for incidental contact with food. Web:

B'laster food grade lubricants
Conveyors keep rolling.

Effortless RV Care
WD-40 has expanded its 3-In-One product line to include two lubricants for recreational vehicles. The Slide-Out Silicone lube waterproofs the surfaces of slide-outs while lubricating and shields against corrosion and rust formation, preventing sticking and squeaking, the company boasts. The company’s Window and Tack Dry lube also protects against corrosion while decreasing friction and wear on window mechanisms. Both lubricants dry quickly to avoid contamination from dirt and debris, which can clog tracks over time, WD-40 adds. The lubes are available in 11- and 10-ounce spray can, respectively, and are sold in Walmart stores nationwide. Web:

Slide Out Silicone Lube from WD-40
Slide through the great outdoors.

Petronas Sprints into India
Motorcycle riders in India can extend the life of their bikes with Petronas Sprinta F900 motor oil. The product is a fully synthetic SAE 10W-40 viscosity oil that addresses high shear conditions resulting from mechanical stress and high temperatures in the engines, clutches and gearboxes of four-stroke motorcycles, the company boasts. The engine oil controls deposit buildup, resists oxidation, eliminates clutch slippage to improve performance and minimizes volatility to extend drain intervals, Petronas adds. Sprinta F900 is suitable for motorcycles, scooters and mopeds from Japanese, European and United States manufacturers and will be made available worldwide in phases through this year. Web:

Simplified Storage
Safely store lubricants, even in demanding environments. The OilSafe Satellite Lube Room from Whitmore is a self-contained steel structure for storing, dispensing and managing industrial lubricants. The space includes safety features such as spill drainage, a fire suppression tank and electrical shut-off. The company adds that structure can be customized or expanded with OilSafe’s Customizable Lubrication Work Center, Tote Dispensing Rack, Filter Cart and other structural components. The storage unit comes in sizes of 20 and 40 feet and can be easily transported on flatbed tow trucks or larger trailers. Web:

Chevron Reaches Vietnam
Chevron released its Delo 400 MGX heavy-duty diesel engine oil in the Vietnamese market. The product is an SAE 15W-40 viscosity, API CJ-4 motor oil for on- and off-highway applications using high- or low-sulfur diesel fuels. The oil disperses soot, controls deposits and protects against wear and corrosion, the company says. The product can be used in low emission diesel engines equipped with diesel particulate filters, selective catalytic reduction and exhaust gas recirculation, Chevron adds. It is also compatible with engines requiring API CI-4 Plus and CI-4 approved engine oils. Web:

Take on Heat
Axel Christiernsson launched a high-performing heavy duty grease, Calsullence 542 HQS Green, for industrial, mining and off-road applications. The grease is thickened with calcium sulfonate complex soap and made with semi-synthetic base oil to enhance thermal-oxidative stability at high temperatures while increasing mobility at low temperatures, the company states. The product stands up to harsh conditions including water ingress, corrosion and heavy loads. Axel boasts that this grease has extended life at high temperatures and exceeds NLGI GC LB specification requirements. Web:

Total, Nissan Pair Up
Total and Nissan in Vietnam partnered to launch Total Quartz NMV for Nissan vehicles. The SAE 10W-40, API SN engine oil provides oxidative stability, reduces friction and minimizes wear in pistons, clutches and other engine parts, says Total. Its additives provide high thermal stability, cleaner engines and lower fuel consumption, and is ideal for vehicles with direct injection technology and turbochargers. The oil is available at all 14 genuine Nissan 3S service centers in Vietnam. Web:

Europe Goes Light
Designed for the harsh, stop-start driving conditions found in cities, ExxonMobil released two product lines as part of its Mobil Delvac offering for European light commercial vehicles. The City Logistics line includes four SAE 5W-30 viscosity, fully synthetic engine oils for light commercial vehicle categories P, V, F and M, the company says, while its Light Commercial Vehicle product is a semi-synthetic, 10W-40 viscosity oil for E category vehicles. Both motor oils increase thermal-oxidative stability, control piston deposits, protect against wear, enhance low temperature pumpability and manage sludge, soot and filter pressure. ExxonMobil claims that these oils extend engine life and maintain fuel economy in gasoline and diesel engines of LCVs. Web:

Mobil Delvac for light commercial vehicles
Ride the city.

Decrease Equipment Failure
Orbitron released a fluid filtration system for applications in manufacturing, refining, mining, maritime shipping, power generation, paper mill and waste water treatment. The Orbitron 3000 is a compact unit with a 22-cell electrostatic filter that identifies microscopic contaminants in lubricants and eliminates them at a rate of five gallons per minute, the company boasts. The system purifies the lube first and then removes any deposit buildup accumulated over time, Orbitron claims. Benefits of the filtration system include reduced costs associated with purchasing oils and waste oil removal, extended equipment life, fewer machine shutdowns and minimized maintenance. Web:

Orbitron 3000
Machines stay in top shape.

Keep Motorcycles Roaring
Cepsa launched XTAR Moto and Cepsa Moto for two-wheelers in an effort to meet increasing technical requirements for modern two- and four-stroke engines with higher revolutions per minute. The fully synthetic XTAR Moto 4T and Cepsa Moto 4T oils offer protection to engine components, transmissions and clutches under high temperatures by providing thermal stability, minimizing wear and raising detergency to prevent dirt and deposit formation, the company claims. These oils come in SAE 5W-40, 10W-40, 10W-50, 15W-50, 20W-40 and 20W-50 viscosities. In addition, Cepsa’s mineral and synthetic oil-formulated two-stroke engine oils have increased lubricity, detergency and smoke reduction to decrease emissions and deposits. Both motorcycle oil lines can be used in mopeds, scooters, dirt bikes and ATVs and meet JASO MA and API SN standards. Web:

Cepsa's line of four-stroke motorcycle oils
Two wheels, no deposits.

April 2017

Power up Engines
Lubrizol aims to keep modern passenger cars from breaking down with its PV1119 additive technology for gasoline and turbocharged direct injection engines. The engine oil additive provides protection against low speed pre-ignition and premature chain wear, the company says, while meeting ILSAC GF-5’s requirements for durability and fuel economy. PV1119 maintains viscosity modifier interchangeability and broad base oil coverage, Lubrizol adds. According to Martin Birze, Lubrizol’s regional business manager of passenger car motor oils, the additives have proven protection against LSPI throughout the oil drain interval, an attribute the company bets will be appealing to original equipment manufacturers. Web:

Eliminate Oxidation
Stanhope-Seta released a device to determine a lubricant’s ability to separate from water. The Herschel Emulsifier is a benchtop instrument that tests water separation from oils and synthetic fluids. Its four individual stirrers with automatic raising and lowering allow for simultaneous or individual tests. Test cylinders are located in a temperature controlled bath with an adjustable set point of either 54 or 82 degrees Celsius, in accordance with ASTM and ISO test methods, the company adds. The product’s display gives audio and visual reminders at each recording interval, and its safety features include obstruction overrides, a sensor to alert of overheating and low liquid levels, and an emergency button to stop the test. Web:

Herschel Emulsifier
Split oil from water.

Eye the Packaging Line
Cognex Corp. has a new visual system to inspect packages in production lines. The In-Sight 7000 is a compact module with 400 different field configurations that adjust to production needs, the company says. The product features field-changeable lenses and optics with an autofocus function that reduce the need for external lighting. It also has colored lights, optical filters and polarizers that can be swapped to meet specific requirements. The In-Sight can be used for a variety of applications such as lubricants packaging, to inspect the fill level, quality and integrity of the package and correctness of the labely. Web:

Cognex In-Sight 7000
Precise container inspection.

Real-time Results
Trico Corporation has a new oil level monitor to identify equipment status and maintenance requirements in industrial and manufacturing applications. Sensei is a wireless monitoring system that transmits oil level, consumption and ambient temperature data for pumps, motors, gearboxes, fans and blowers that require consistent fluid levels, the company states. The product has three main components: an oil sensor, a router that securely transmits data to the cloud, and an intuitive web-based dashboard that receives information in real-time. The company adds that the Sensei helps to reduce inspection time, minimizes maintenance personnel visits to difficult access areas, shortens downtime of machinery and improves operational efficiency. Web:

Sensei oil level monitor
Sensei oil level monitor.

March 2017

WD-40 Launches Grease Line
For the first time in company history, WD-40 is adding greases to its product slate with its WD-40 Specialist Greases for automotive, agricultural, marine and construction equipment. The greases are interchangeable to prevent cross-contamination that may compromise performance, the company says, while protecting against corrosion, high temperatures and extreme conditions. The product line includes a multipurpose grease, two greases for improved load-carrying ability in heavy-duty trucks and a marine grade grease to protect trailer wheel bearings, trailer chassis, water pumps, anchor reels and outboard motors against rust. The products are available in the United States at Home Depot stores. Web:

WD-40 Specialist Greases
A grease for every need.

Lower Ash Deposits
Chevron released a new oil from its HDAX product line to reduce ash deposits in natural gas engines. HDAX 9200 is an SAE 40 ash dispersant engine oil that offers combustion chamber and piston deposit control, as well as reduction of sludge and wear in different engine parts, the company says. Its ash-reducing additives minimize pre-ignition and spark plug fouling in addition to improving oxidation and nitration resistance and protecting the engine from the effects of acidity, the company adds. The engine oil is suitable for high output, turbocharged, low-emission, four-cycle gas engines and is compatible with fuels low on sulfur and chlorofluorocarbons. Web:

SKF Eases Grease Application
Lubricating hard-to-reach industrial components can be simpler with SKF’s new MultiPoint Automatic Lubricator. The product features a reservoir with capacity of one liter, tubing and connectors to supply grease to bearings in industrial applications, off-road vehicles and agricultural equipment, the company says. The lubricator features a stirring paddle to prevent grease separation and is designed to resist vibration, equipment washdowns and contamination ingress. In addition, the product has alarms for low grease levels or equipment malfunction. The company adds that the lubricator functions in maximum operating pressure of 1,740 psi and in temperatures ranging from -25 to 70 degrees Celsius. Web:

SKF MultiPoint Automatic Lubricator.
Lubricate without hassle.

Castrol Revs Up Motorcycles
Castrol India launched an engine oil aimed at four-stroke cruiser and tourer motorcycles. Power1 Cruise is an SAE 15W-50 viscosity oil formulated to withstand heat and friction and control deposit formation to prevent engine power loss in the bike, the company says. The product protects clutch and gears of carbureted and fuel-injected motorcycles, Castrol adds. The oil complies with API SL and JASO MA2 standards, and Castrol recommends it for bikes from original equipment manufacturers such as Royal Enfield and Bajaj. Power1 is available in 2.5-liter bottles at auto repair stores and Castrol Bike Points. Web:

Boost European Engines
Liqui Moly developed two new engine oils to fulfill Euro 6 emissions standards. Top Tec 6100 and 6200 are formulated for BMW and Volkswagen passenger cars, respectively. The 6100 oil is an SAE 0W-30 viscosity motor oil that reduces volatility, friction and ash deposits to protect diesel particulate filters from dirt, the company says. The 6200 is a 0W-20 viscosity oil that defends engines from wear and deposits and offers oxidative stability in addition to longer drain intervals, the manufacturer adds. Both engine oils reduce emissions and increase fuel economy, but the company warns that they are only suitable for European engines and not conventional motors. Web:

Top Tec 6100 and 6200.
Custom made for European engines.

Rowe Keeps Ford Trucks Rolling
Rowe has developed an engine oil tailored to Ford turbo diesel engines. Hightec Synt RSF 950 is a synthetic, low viscosity, fuel efficient motor oil that protects Ford vehicles with Duratorq and EcoBlue engines against wear, soot and oxidation, the company says. An SAE 0W-30 oil, the product’s viscosity in cold temperatures defends parts during cold startup, and its high shear stability makes it suitable to use year-around. Its low volatility also minimizes oil consumption, the company adds. The engine oil will be sold in one-liter, five-liter, 20-liter, 60-liter and 200-liter containers. Web:

Hightec Synt RSF 950.
Rowe Hightec Synt RSF 950 motor oil.

Maximize Drain Intervals
ExxonMobil is taking oil changes out of drivers’ to-do lists with its new Mobil 1 Annual Protection synthetic motor oil. The product offers motorists up to 20,000-mile drain intervals, the company says, providing protection, increasing engine performance for one full year and lowering the environmental impact of used oil. The motor oil shows resistance against oxidation, thermal stability, improved wear protection and decreased buildup of sludge and deposits, according to tests conducted by the company. The engine oil’s guarantee applies to customers who use Mobil 1 Extended Performance oil filters, and does not apply to vehicles used for racing or commercial applications. Mobil 1 Annual Protection is available at retail stores across the United States in SAE 0W-20, 5W-20 and 5W-30 viscosities. Web:

Mobil 1 Annual Protection synthetic motor oil.
Mobil 1 Annual Protection synthetic motor oil.

Improved Oil Check
Spectro Scientific has made a new software version available for its SpectrOil 100 and SpectrOil M series of oil analyzers. Both instruments measure suspended or dissolved particles in mineral or synthetic oils using a rotating disc electrode technique for determining elemental composition in fluids. Version 8 of the software offers stability improvements through new signal processing methods and facilitates calibration and standardization for faster operation, the company adds. It also has an improved background measurement method that provides lower limits of detection in field applications, including temperature and background measurement corrections that eliminate re-standardization. The software boosts remote support for users by identifying files that should be sent to the company’s labs for further analysis. Web:

SpectrOil 100 and SpectrOil M
Faster oil results.

Detailed Oil Change Reminders
Cobra Systems released a new reminder sticker system for oil change businesses and repair shops. The Striker Pro Reminder Sticker System uses a portable keyboard and printer that provides stickers with the shop’s location, contact information and the date for the next maintenance or oil change appointment, as well as a QR code for the customer to access the shop’s schedule and confirm their next appointment online, the company says. The QR code can be programmed with promotional offers, recommended oil types, tire rotation or other repair services and messages from the shop. Cobra Systems also provides customizable stickers with a business’ logo that are compatible with the Striker Pro. Web:

Striker Pro
Don’t forget that oil change.

Uniform Blending
Ross released the VersaMix Multi-Shaft Mixer for paste, cream and gel-type materials. The machine has a three-wing anchor, a high speed dispenser and a high shear rotor that operate independently at different speeds to allow for uniform powder dispersion, emulsification, dissolution, homogenization, heating, cooling or removing air from low- and high-viscosity products, the company states. The mixer cover has multiple ports for loading raw materials and installing a vacuum/pressure transmitter, thermal probe and tank light. A 23-inch separation from the valve outlet to the floor allows operators to position a bucket under the vessel to catch finished product after the mixing cycle, the company adds. The product comes in models that can mix one to 4,000 gallons, with planetary mixers available for processing extremely viscous materials. Web:

VersaMix Multi-Shaft Mixer
Mix the toughest jobs.

February 2017

More Approvals for Mobil Jet Oil
Pratt & Whitney is the latest original equipment manufacturer to approve Mobil Jet Oil 387 from ExxonMobil to be used in its PurePower Geared Turbofan 1500G aircraft engines. The product is a synthetic, high performance capability turbine engine oil tested on P&W’s Bombardier C-series narrow body, twin engine, medium-range airliners. The oil provides improved elastomer compatibility, thermal and oxidative stability and advanced deposit control, ExxonMobil claims. Mobil Jet Oil 387 can be used as a single oil for various P&W equipment needs in addition to its engines, the manufacturer adds, reducing complexity and lubricant storage. Web:

Mobil Jet Oil 397
Oils ascending.

Lukoil Gets Approval from Ford Trucks
Lukoil received approval for use of its Avantgarde Professional SAE 5W-30 motor oil in Ford commercial trucks in Russia from the United States manufacturer’s joint venture with Turkey’s Koc Holding, Ford Otosan. The product is a synthetic engine oil designed for diesel engines running under severe conditions and that require extended drain intervals, the company says. It is blended with base stocks and additives that allow the oil to have low concentration of sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur. The engine oil meets Ford’s specification for heavy-duty diesel engines and is suitable for Ford Cargo FPT engines without affecting its recommended oil drain interval of around 32,000 miles, the company adds. The engine oil meets ACEA E4, E6 and E7 standards in addition to API CI-4, as well as Euro VI emission requirements in combination with low sulfur diesel fuels, Lukoil claims. Web:

Chevron Marine Oil Analysis Reaches China
Chevron Marine Lubricants is making its used oil analysis service available to the Chinese market with a new laboratory in Shanghai. The Fluid Analysis Service and Trending or FAST oil analysis service measures iron and copper content, base number, pentane insoluble material, viscosity at 40 degrees Celsius and acid number in samples of marine oils, the company says. Diagnostics include comments from Chevron’s oil analysts, the company boasts. Chia Yoo Soon, general manager of Chevron Marine, noted that the facility in China will reduce the time for samples to be tested, providing faster results and improved on board monitoring of marine oils. Web:

BioBlend Releases Marine Grease
BioBlend now has its first grease for marine vessel applications. BioGrease M3 is an Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant made from vegetable oils and thickened with high-shear stable lithium soap that protects equipment against wear and rust whether it’s in service or in storage, the company claims. The grease has a blend of polymers that enable it to function at high temperatures and improve water resistance, pumpability and adhesion in service. Operators can use the product in marine components moving at less than 900 revolutions per minute which require full boundary lubrication, such as trunnions, open gears, hopper dredges, dredging spud rails and others. Web:

Remote Container Tracking
ATEK Access Technologies released a version of its tank monitoring system with GPS capabilities. The TankScan Ultrasonic Cellular Monitor provides location information and remote monitoring of deployed lubricant, chemical, fuel and diesel storage tanks, totes and containers. The battery-powered device is placed on top of the tank or container to facilitate level measurements, allowing businesses to know where a tank is located to plan efficient deliveries and pick-ups as well as service intervals. The monitoring system can be accessed via computer, tablet and smartphones with an Internet connection. Web:

TankScan Ultrasonic Cellular Monitor
Containers stay on track.

Cool Down Compressors
ExxonMobil’s Mobil SHC Gargoyle 80 POE is a synthetic industrial refrigeration oil for compressors that use carbon dioxide as refrigerant gas. The company says the product is formulated with polyol esters to enhance wear protection and chemical and thermal stability, and its high viscosity index offers low temperature fluidity and improved evaporator efficiency. The high film thickness of the lube heightens compressor protection and shaft sealing compared to mineral oil, “potentially extending compressor life, reducing unscheduled downtime and lowering maintenance costs,” ExxonMobil boasts. The product can be used in applications such as food preparation, freezing operations, cold storage and marine compressor refrigeration. Web:

Better Lubricant Blends
Emery Oleochemicals is offering a replacement for sebacic acid used in lubricants and greases. Emerox is a biobased azealic acid that can be blended directly into formulations or used as a complexing agent in grease to provide oxidation and extreme temperature resistance, the company says. The product has a lower melting point, lower pour point to enhance cold-temperature flow and reduced molecular weight to produce more esters per pound of acid. In addition, it improves water resistance, oil separation and mechanical stability of the lubricant. The product can be used in applications such as ester-based synthetic lubricants, lithium complex greases and in corrosion inhibitors for water-based metalworking fluids and engine coolants. Web:

Emerox azealic acid
Emerox azealic acid for metalworking fluids.

Overpower Friction Wear
Kluber keeps automotive actuator failure at bay with Klubersynth specialty greases. BR 46-82 protects brakes, ball screws and other power transmission elements from wear at temperatures ranging from -40 to 180 degrees Celsius, the company says. BR 46-32 provides long-term lubrication of components under rolling contact such as ball screws, rolling bearings and small gears. Its low viscosity allows the grease to perform at -45 C and minimizes friction due to torque, the manufacturer adds. BR 46-32 F is another low-viscosity grease that helps keep planetary rolling contact gears or ball screws in clutch and brake actuators running at low temperatures, while also providing oxidation stability at high temperatures, the company boasts. All of the greases are made with base oil that is compatible with standard brake fluids and EPDM materials. Web:

Klubersynth on rolling bearings
Put the brakes on wear.

Stabilize Aircraft Parts
Milacron launched a metalworking fluid for ferrous and non-ferrous metals used in the aerospace industry. Cimperial 35-880 is a boron- and formaldehyde-free emulsifier that provides stability, fluid pH buffering and corrosion protection to aircraft components made from aluminum, titanium, steel, stainless steel, nickel- and cobalt-based alloys, the company says. Like other products in the Cimperial line, extreme pressure additives make the fluid suitable for heavy-duty machining and grinding operations. The product also has low foaming tendency, high lubricity and enhanced rancidity control, the company states. Web:

Cimperial 35-880
Fly away, corrosion!

Haul Away
Fleet operators haul for more miles with Mack Trucks’ new genuine motor oil. Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5 protects parts from oxidation, gives aeration control and provides fuel economy under high loads and temperatures, the company says. Mack claims that its engine oil extends drain intervals for long, regional and heavy haul applications to 60,000, 50,000 and 40,000 miles, respectively, reducing consumption and maintenance costs. The genuine motor oil, available in SAE 10W-30 and 15W-40 viscosities, is being used as factory fill for Mack’s 2017 engines, meets API’s CK-4 standard and is backwards compatible with applications that use CJ-4. Web:

Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5
Less idling, more moving.

Verdezyne Launches Corrosion Inhibitor
Rust hits a wall with Verdezyne’s FerroShield HC corrosion inhibitor. The product is a biobased, nitrate-free dibasic acid mixture for production of water-soluble metalworking fluids, metal cleaners, die cast release agents and aqueous hydraulic fluids. The powder shows corrosion resistance and hard water stability when diluted into a metalworking fluid, the company says. To prevent precipitation, the manufacturer recommends diluting the mixture with deionized water. The product is available globally and can be incorporated into companies’ existing metalworking fluid formulations. Web:

FerroShield HC corrosion inhibitor
A solution to oxidation.

Portable Temperature Stats
Anton Paar released a portable thermometer for use in chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological applications. The MKT 10 is a lightweight, handheld thermometer that provides accurate temperature measurements in Millikelvin through a sensor with an accuracy of 10 mK, the company says. The device has three modes to measure temperature and resistance statistics. Its measurement accuracy of 0.01 degrees Celsius allows it to make at-line and quick on-site measurements in an instrument or liquid bath, the company adds. The thermometer runs on batteries or power over an Ethernet connection. Web:

MKT 10 thermometer
Measurements on the go.

Prevent Particle Contamination
Stanhope-Seta launched a particle monitor to detect contamination in lubricants. The AvCount Lube monitor tests in-service lubricants, hydraulic fluids and insulating oils with viscosity up to 200 square millimeters per second for particles caused by dirt and dust in the system, component wear, oil aging and sludge, the company says. The product has two modules: the Sample Delivery System and the Particle Counter Monitor. The latter can function independently as a portable instrument for testing lubes and oils with up to 64 mm2/s viscosity, the company adds. The device can be used in a distribution warehouse or a laboratory and comes pre-programmed with one ASTM and two ISO test methods. Provided software comes with standard test methods and allows for custom test methods. Web:

AvCount Lube monitor
Seize damage before it starts.

Chevron Marine Releases Cylinder Oil
Taro Special HT Ultra is the latest cylinder lubricant developed by Chevron Marine alongside Man Diesel & Turbo. The two-stroke, 140 base number cylinder oil resists cold corrosion conditions, runs on high sulfur fuel at low speeds and has flexibility for blending on board, the company says. The product protects marine liners, pistons and rings from friction wear and scuffing, and its dispersant properties minimize deposit formation in the combustion chamber. The cylinder oil is compatible with single-phase alkaline diesel cylinder lubricants used in the international marine trade and provides lower consumption on newer marine engines, the company boasts. Web:

Amsoil Enhances HDEOs
Amsoil released two new lines of diesel engine oils to meet API CK-4 specs, which replace its Premium Synthetic Diesel and OE Synthetic Diesel products. The company says its Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil delivers cold temperature performance, reduced oil consumption and protection for extended drain intervals, and is available in SAE 0W-40, 5W-30, 5W-40 and 15W-20 viscosities. The Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil offers increased protection and performance compared to conventional synthetic diesel oils, the company claims, and comes in 5W-40, 10W-30 and 15W-40 viscosities. Both product ranges have improved wear protection, oxidation and shear stability, reduced emissions and better fuel economy, Amsoil boasts. Web:

Amsoil HDEOs
Amsoil's upgraded HDEOs.

Truck Onward
Royal Purple introduced a line of lubricants for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The product range includes Syndraulic Fluid for hydraulic systems in various applications, Syntractor III for tractor transmissions, brakes and hydraulics, Max-Tane Diesel Fuel Additive to boost lubrication for light- and heavy-duty diesel engines and Ultra Performance Grease for bearing and chassis lubrication. The company says the products are formulated to resist oxidation and perform under extreme weight and shock loading. Applications include construction vehicles, fleet trucks, mining and agricultural equipment. Web:

Royal Purple heavy-duty lubricants
Let your lube do the heavy lifting.

January 2017

Valtris Releases Wax-based Lubes
Valtris Specialty Chemicals launched two new lubricants for plastic pipework. Petrac 200, produced with Fischer-Tropsch wax technology, is formulated for rigid PVC pipes and suitable for contact with potable water, the company says. Petrac 230 is a high density oxidized polyethylene wax with metal release properties that acts as a fusion promoter “to enable more controlled processing of highly filled and difficult to fuse formulations,” Valtris adds. Both lubricants can be combined with other products from the company’s line to assist in extrusion of rigid PVC components. Web:

Upgraded Oil Analysis
Spectro Scientific introduced its most recent version of the FluidScan portable infrared oil chemistry analyzer. The product features more accurate results by lowering limits of detection on total water measurement for turbine oils from 1,000 parts per million to 300 ppm, the company states. It also has an expanded oil library to facilitate matching of over 700 oils and modified functions such as data viewing to increase analysis speed. In addition to water, FluidScan measures total acid number, oxidation, glycol, total base number and other parameters using Spectro’s Direct Infrared Spectroscopy technology. Web:

FluidScan Version 5
Give oil measurements a boost.

Shield Circuits from Corrosion
Cortec released a corrosion inhibitor for electronic components and electrical equipment. The EcoSonic Cleaner protects metals and alloys in indoor and outdoor applications against moisture, oils, grime and other contaminants in industrial, marine and tropical environments, the company says. The vapor phase corrosion inhibitor formulation can be sprayed on the components of generators, junction boxes, electrical outlets, contacts and motors, printed circuit boards and high or low voltage devices like relays, connectors, sensors and wiring. The company adds that the product “does not alter the electrical resistance or magnetic properties of metal substrates and can be safely applied for protection of electronic circuits or relays without causing any significant changes in conductivity.” Web:

EcoSonic Cleaner
Keep the energy flowing.

Defend Metal Surfaces
Amsoil has reformulated its Heavy-Duty Metal Protector to improve the lubricant’s corrosion protection. The quick-drying lubricant spray protects steel, iron, aluminum, brass, copper and other metals from damage caused by salt, moisture and chemical corrosion by displacing water and dirt on surfaces, the company says. The product produces a wax-like film that resists fling-off and can be used for automotive, off-highway, industrial and outdoor power equipment applications, the company adds. Web:

Amsoil Heavy-Duty Metal Protector
Bust that rust.

Tougher Wire Ropes
Marine vessel operators can now keep their wire ropes in top shape with an Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant from Rocol for use in ports, shipping, dredging and deep sea fishing applications. Biogen Marine Rope Dressing lubricant creates a protective barrier against corrosion for ropes in wet or submerged environments, the company says. Its additives minimize the possibility of lube falling to the ground or on cargo crane cabs, and can be easily cleaned up in the event of fling-off. Biogen’s viscosity makes it ideal for pumping through automatic lubrication systems that assist lubricant penetration between the wire rope’s strands, Rocol boasts, and its thickening structure prevents the lubricant from melting and dripping in warmer climates. Web:

Biogen wire rope lubricant
Strengthen those ropes.

Cleaner Forging Lube
Oelheld launched a lubricant for hot forging of steel and alloys. AirForge 4028 is a colorless, graphite-free lube that protects metals against oxidation, gas diffusion and heat, the company states, and allows for cleaner operating floors and equipment. The product is diluted in water and can be used by dipping or spraying in metal blanks. The company adds the lube is free of lead, solvents and other toxic components. Web:

Mycroleum Makes Synthetics
Mycroleum’s latest product launch includes several EP greases along with synthetic engine oils for commercial and industrial vehicles in the North American market. This addition includes the company’s first synthetic engine oils, along with a gear oil and tractor hydraulic fluid. The 14 new lubricants are available in five gallon pails, six gallon boxes, 55 gallon drums, or totes, and larger upon request. Web:

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