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  • Refrigeration & Lubricants Part 1 – How are refrigerants evolving and the rise of natural refrigerants

    Good compressor lubrication is essential to all refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) systems. Read about the latest trends keeping the refrigerants industry cool, their impact on the development of lubricants for RACHP systems, as well as the growing popularity of natural refrigerants globally.
    • 19 Aug 2019
  • Mobil Connect: The Next Generation of the Mobil SHC Club

    Today, the Mobil team is excited to announce the launch of Mobil Connect, the new brand for our digital lubrication and maintenance insights community, which replaces the Mobil SHC Club brand. We’re also excited to introduce you several new exciting features that will further the community’s promise to “connect [you] with lubrication experts and exchange insights and tips”.
    • 7 Jun 2019
  • Get cracking on wind turbine bearing failure

    What is white etching cracking (WEC) and how does it affect the wind turbine industry? We look into the problem and find out how lubricants can play a role in triggering WEC.
    • 3 Jun 2019
  • Will Asia Pacific Become the Hub for the Entire Lubricants Value Chain?

    All eyes are on Asia Pacific as the region continues to prosper. Rapid urbanisation coupled with a rise in affluence and economic stability have put Asian markets on the world map. The region now boasts some of the world’s fastest growing economies, and is quickly becoming a hub for many industries as well – including the lubricant market.

    According to this article from Fuels & Lubes, Asia Pacific (including…

    • 6 May 2019
  • Why do next generation gas engines need next generation oils?

    Natural gas is one of the world’s fastest growing sources of energy. However, with fluctuating energy prices and more focus than ever on sustainability, market conditions are challenging. For owners and operators to ensure profitability, an efficient operation is critical.

    In an effort to increase power efficiency and reduce cost of ownership, gas engine builders are continuing to push the boundaries of engine design…

    • 1 Apr 2019
  • Enhancing steel mill operations using onsite grease analysis

    Steel mills are amongst the most hostile manufacturing environments on earth. The punishing combination of extreme heat and heavy loads can compromise effective lubrication, risking costly and unplanned equipment downtime.

    Meanwhile, productivity demands on the industry have never been greater. Consequently, it is more essential than ever for operators to keep equipment performing at optimum levels, uninterrupted.


    • 25 Mar 2019
  • What is driving India’s growing lube demand

    India is flourishing. Considered the world’s fastest growing economy, India’s ascent has in turn, led to a burgeoning demand for lubricants. The country is now the world’s third largest lubricant market – just behind China and the United States – and is expected to expand consistently at a CAGR of 4.64% over the next four years.

    So what is contributing to the demand? Automobiles mostly.

    • 18 Mar 2019
  • Can Sustainability be Sustained in the Lubricant Industry?

    Is sustainability important to the lubricant industry?

    Europe seems to think so. Late last year the Union of the European Lubricants Industry (UEIL) announced the formation of a sustainability task force charged with developing a framework to measure the sustainability of lubricant companies.

    Curiously, the lubricant industry is not often viewed in tandem with sustainability efforts. This may be due to the industry coming…

    • 11 Mar 2019