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The danger of cross reference charts with oils

Industry standard specifications exist for engine oils, gear oils, hydraulic oils, turbine oils and others. Standardized specifics are wonderful for the end user, simplifying product choice and ensuring a certain level of performance. It also facilitates cross-referencing, and ultimately, a degree of commoditization. Read more

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The danger of cross reference charts with oils

There are industry standard specifications for engine oils, gear oils, hydraulic oils, turbine oils, etc. Standardized specifications are wonderful for the end user, simplifying product choice and ensuring a certain level of performance. This also facilitates cross-referencing, and ultimately, a degree of product commoditization. Greases are different. There have been

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New and in-service grease testing

The history of lubricating greases dates back to ancient times. As early as 1400 BCE, attempts were made to reduce axle friction in chariots. Analyses from axel hubs indicate that fat and lime were used to make a complex lubricant. Yet, the current state of lubricating greases only has less

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No two greases are the same

Lubricating greases are complex products, consisting of a lubricating fluid, performance enhancing additives and a thickener. The lubricating fluid can be mineral oil, synthetic fluid of various types or even processed vegetable oil. The viscosity of the fluid can range from very low (ISO 10 or less) to very high

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The electric vehicle grease industry find its bearings

“The field of electric vehicle (EV) grease formulations is evolving,” says STLE member Anoop Kumar, senior staff scientist and subject matter expert on grease formulations at Chevron Technical Center in Richmond, Calif. Grease formulations for EVs are just one of the many changes shaking up today’s automotive industry, but getting

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Molykote By Dupont Launches High-Performance Multiuse (HPM) Grease Product

NLGI is pleased to announce another HPM product to hit the market. Congratulations to Molykote Specialty Lubricants for their MOLYKOTE® Multilub Synthetic High Performance Grease product! This product is certified with the HPM Core + LT (Low Temperature). For more information, please visit: https://www.dupont.com/molykote.html MOLYKOTE® is a trusted partner to

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Myths About Lubricating Grease

Because grease is so poorly understood, there are many myths surrounding grease quality. Some examples include: “block grease is better,” “sticky grease is better,” “red grease is the best,” “greases with different thickener type are always incompatible,” “good greases don’t bleed oil,” and “multi-purpose greases are all the same.” Read

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NLGI Specifications Meet Special Needs

The NLGI high-performance multiuse (HPM) grease specification (NLGI, Liberty, MO, nlgi.org) will play a significant role in industry in the coming years, providing a baseline performance indication for lubricating greases and a guide for optimizing solutions through various grease technologies. Read more