Lubezine, a Pan-African magazine published by Lubes Africa Limited, is dedicated to Africa’s lubricants and lubrication industry with a global outlook. Published quarterly since 2009 in recognition of Africa as the next growth frontier for the lubricants market, Lubezine continues to be the only magazine that extensively covers all aspects of the continent’s lubricants industry, country… Continue

Stabilized triglycerides By Green Oleo

Vegetable oils based fluids are a sustainable alternative to the mineral-based products. Characterized by high viscosity index, good behavior at low temperature, high flash point, high lubricity, resistance to oxidation, renewability and biodegradability, triglycerides have become a widely used option for a number of applications. Metal working, transformers cooling, hydraulic circuits service, chainsaws lubrication are… Continue

eBulletin submission for ASTM International

ASTM International publishes critical petroleum industry research with the help of subject matter experts and the dedicated work of members on its committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants 3 recent noteworthy petroleum publications include: Significance of Tests for Petroleum Products, 9th Edition Fuels and Lubricants Handbook: Technology, Properties, Performance, and Testing, 2nd… Continue

How to match ecological transition in lubrication? Two inside points of view by Temix Oleo.

We think that there’s no better way to talk about ourselves than using the words of someone who knows Temix Oleo very well, someone who’s part of it and works everyday for its success and development. Mirko Locritani, R&D-QC Manager and Silvana Manzoni, Product Development Manager. What is your role and responsibility? We work together… Continue

Interview with Matt Kriech, COO, Biosynthetic Technologies

Lubricant Expo interviewed Matt Kriech, Chief Operating Officer at Biosynthetic Technologies. He explained what Estolides are, how they are an alternative to other traditional lubricants, how he has seen the industry change over the years and who Biosynthetic Technologies are looking forward to meeting at Lubricant Expo. Biosynthetic Technologies are exhibiting at Lubricant Expo on… Continue

Peter Greven: New Production Line For Esters

In April 2022, Peter Greven started up a new esterification line at the Bad Münstereifel (DE) site. It will increase the production capacity for esters by around 50 %. Technically, the new line is based on the esterification plant from 2013. Thanks to comprehensive optimisation, it runs even more cost and energy efficient. The new… Continue

New Lab strengthens Valvoline’s Grease position

Valvoline continues to cement it status as a leading provider of greases and is proud to have recently received accreditation for its new state-of-the-art laboratory and R&D facility in Krusevac, Serbia. After completing a successful audit late last year, the facility has now been issued with SRPS ISO/IEC 17025:2017, demonstrating its continued high standards in… Continue

Interview with Thomas Ruehle, Senior Technical Manager at BASF

You have worked at BASF for over 11 years and are currently the Technical Service Manager for Lubricants and Basestocks, please explain your role within BASF and the wider lubricant industry? I am responsible for major development projects for international customers. Besides many lab tests, these projects require an intensive relationship with the OEM´s in… Continue