For grease makers, electric vehicles are a double-edged sword. While they offer a stable demand source, their batteries also vie for supplies of lithium, a vital ingredient of some greases. What alternative thickeners are out there?
Issue 12: December 2018 Lubes'n'Greases EMEA Magazine
Continuous developments in technical applications lead to higher requirements for grease formulations. Some tribological tests are costly and lengthy. A combination of chemical-analytical tests can ensure a fast and easy determination of grease stability and lifetime.
The push for reduced emissions and increased fuel efficiency makes formulating lubes challenging. Pour point depressants play an increasingly important part in achieving successful results.
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.
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