Talk of tariffs has been swirling around the global marketplace, with lubricant manufacturers, additive suppliers and base oil producers caught up in the speculation.
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Howard Briskin is president of LNG Publishing Co., joining the firm in 2013. In this role, he is focused on building the strong operational structure that will support a growing company.
Prior to LNG, Briskin was chief operating officer of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (GQRR), a world class international political polling firm. Briskin developed European and Latin American subsidiary companies for GQRR in addition to maintaining full control of world operations. Briskin holds an MBA in finance from George Washington University.
We don’t just report on industry trends, we’re keeping up with them ourselves—trends like digitalization for easier, more immediate access to information.
In every industry conference, lubricant company boardroom and design workshop of carmakers from Stuttgart to Shanghai, talk of vehicle electrification is everywhere. While some industry voices predict that the death of engine oils will soon be upon us, others are focusing on the new opportunities that the uptake of hybrid and full electric vehicles is already bringing to our industry.
It seems that talk of vehicle electrification is everywhere. While some predict that the death of engine oils will soon be upon us, others are focusing on the new opportunities that the uptake of hybrid and full electric vehicles is already bringing to our industry.
Third in our yearly lineup of data product supplements to the magazine, the Nonconventional Base Stocks Guide from Lubes’n’Greases is included alongside this issue for print readers and will also be mailed to digital subscribers in the United States and Canada.
The results of the 2018 advertising readership survey are back and our hats are off to the creative teams who created the most successful campaigns. The top-scoring ads this year are ExxonMobil Chemical for both the most attention-getting and most believable, and Chevron Phillips Chemical for the most informative.
Global grease production continued at a steady pace last year, totaling 2.5 billion pounds, down just 0.4 percent from 2016, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institute’s recently released 2017 Grease Production Survey Report.
EMEA Base Stock Guide wall chart now available from Lubes'n'Greases.
ExxonMobil will sell its refinery in Augusta, Italy, which includes a 730,000 metric-tons-per-year API Group I base oil plant. Global Guide to Base Oil refining for 2018 now available.
We present a mixed bag for you this month, full of buzzwords such as “nanotechnology” and “cybersecurity”.
Each year, independent firm Readex Research conducts an Ad Perception Survey by polling Lubes’n’Greases readers to learn what they think of the ads in our magazine. Participating advertisers are provided with the full report and can use the information to strengthen their engagement with our readers.
The Young Tribologists is a growing organization of young people in the industry who seek to share and transfer knowledge using up to date resources.
Any industry is wise to pay attention to the security of its raw materials supply, and lithium has been thrust to the forefront of many grease producers’ minds thanks to the rise in lithium-ion battery usage in electric vehicles and other electronic devices.
That seems like a very naive question, admits Mike Anderson, president of the Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers. But tribology—the interdisciplinary study of friction, motion and lubrication—speaks to the deepest problems we face.
Starting this month, Lube Report will be published three times a week, with each edition focusing on a different geographic region. Lube Report EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Africa) will be delivered on Tuesdays, Lube Report Americas will arrive in your inboxes on Wednesdays, and Lube Report Asia will wrap up the week on Fridays. And of course, we’ll still cover breaking news on LubesNGreases.com.