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Volume 23, Issue 1: January 2017 Lubes'n'Greases Magazine


Base Oil’s Pricing Enigma

Base oil prices used to trail closely after crude prices. Now they seem to tick up and down to some unheard beat, despite low crude prices and slack demand. Here’s why.

Plastic Pulls Double Duty

Shouldn’t every component in your grease pull its weight? Polymer thickeners not only provide structure, they also help lubricate, new research reveals.

A New Course for Marine Cylinder Oils

Emissions regulations and fuel efficiency demands are forcing marine engine manufacturers to get creative fast, and cylinder oils have to keep up.

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