Almost the entire lubricant industry is moving toward lower viscosity fluids. But in some additive package components, mainly for crankcase lubricants, a perfect storm of requirements is pushing viscosities higher.
Volume 12, Issue : December 2019 Lubes'n'Greases EMEA Magazine
Developing new additive components for lubricant applications is a challenging, risky and expensive process. These barriers to development mean new component introductions are the exception, not the norm.
From carousels to wheel bearings to electric vehicle motors, grease keeps the world rotating on its axis. This makes predictable performance under high-stress conditions essential.
As electrified vehicles become more commonplace, lubricant and fluid makers must find new ways to deliver optimized value and performance in an evolving automotive market.
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