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Issue 94: April 2017 Lubes'n'Greases EMEA Magazine


Time to Retire the Grease Penetration Test?

Grease consistency has long been measured in the penetration test to determine its hardness number. However, greases with the same hardness number often have noticeably different physical properties and performance in the field. Researchers from Lubrication Engineers examine alternative tests that could provide a better way to characterize greases.

Middle East Readies for API CH-4

The mandated upgrade from API CF to CH-4 in the Middle East will be a major quality improvement for the region. According to an industry expert, it is an advance that elicits both excitement and apprehension.

India’s Thirst for Two-Wheeler Oils Grow

Sales of motorcycles, scooters and mopeds in India jumped 40 percent in the last five years, driven by rising disposable income, demand in rural markets and access to financing. Distributors are the key links for lube marketers to reach the growing population of two-wheeler owners in the country.

Lubricating Africa’s Wind Farms

Five African countries are in the process of adding a substantial amount of wind energy to their electrical grids. Analysts predict this new construction will increase the demand for quality lubricants as developers seek to extend equipment life and lengthen oil drain intervals.

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