When lubrication is concerned, standards need to evolve to match advances in technology. In Russia, some grease manufacturers are still making lubricants to obsolete Soviet specifications known as Gost.
Issue 2: February 2020 Lubes'n'Greases EMEA Magazine
There is little doubt that mineral hydrocarbons extraction and processing have a large environmental impact. Downstream, the base oil and lubricant industry is faring better than its upstream counterparts in reducing its carbon footprint.
As the greying workforce hangs up its spurs, hiring managers have an urgent need to find the next generation of lubricant technicians.
Esters are a useful addition to the base oil menu, but an Achilles heel can be a thirst for water. One company is trying to overcome this hurdle for biodegradable esters.
Lubes'n'Greases EMEA is the first independent regional business magazine for and about the lubricants, base oil, additives and lube packaging industries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It reports on marketing and technology trends, raw material supplies, regulations and OEM specifications, and the challenges faced by end users of lubes and greases and the solutions that meet their needs. Every issue includes breaking news, in-depth features and informed opinions.
LNG EMEA has separate content from its sister magazine, Lubes'n'Greases, but offers the same reliable, unbiased and vital reporting each month.
The print edition is free to qualified subscribers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and is available on a paid-subscription basis elsewhere. The digital edition, an exact replica of the print magazine, is free to qualified subscribers worldwide.
Print and digital subscribers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa will receive the Base Stock Guide for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in July.