Biobased Lubricants Pages 6, 7 and 8 From beans to bearings In this article from ELM, the origins and present day applications of biobased lubricants are explored, along with the distinctions between biobased and biodegradable lubes. The article also details the benefits – both environmental and mechanical – of using such products, as well as positing what further developments using organic materials there may be in the years to come.

Overview of oxidation laboratory tests on industrial lubricants, part 1 Pages 10, 11, 12 and 14 Evaluating the properties and performance of oils In the first part of a two part article, Vincent Bouillon of BFB examines the factors that affect oxidation in lubricants, and provides a summary of the numerous trials which can be employed to test for oxidation in industrial lubricants and how these tests help blenders produce a better product.

Requirements on additives for tomorrow’s metalworking fluids, part 2 Page 20, 22, 24 and 26

New metalworking fluids, new materials Continuing their exploration of the changing trends and requirements driving the worlds manufacturing industry, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH explore the use of new materials in the production of additives for metalworking fluids, and the considerations that need to be taken when dealing with heavy metals.

Lube-Tech Pages 28 to 33

Unlocking Efficient, Reliable Power Praveen Nagpal, Shell Global Product Application Specialist, explains how effective lubrication and lubrication management can increase the efficiency of power companies through extending component life, reducing maintenance costs and minimising unplanned downtime, in this detailed and comprehensive Lube-Tech.

Assessing the Long Term Prospects for Re-Refiners Pages 34 and 35 What Euro VI means for vehicle hardware, lubricant formulation and base oil trends EGEO Oil Chief Technology Officer, Fabio Dalla Giovanni offers a summary of the re-refining sector from legislative, economic and sustainability standpoints, detailing the gradual increase in support the re-refining sector has received over the past two decades and looking ahead to work that still needs to be done in the years to come.

2017 Lubricants, Base Oils and Speciality Chemicals Salary Report Page 38 Desired skills and bonus potential in the lubricants and specialty chemicals market Oil Recruitment’s lubricants, baseoils and speciality chemicals consultant, Keeley Robinson talks us through the key findings of the first published Oil Recruitment salary report specifically for lubricants and fuels.

Regulars: UKLA President’s Report UEIL President’s Report UEIL News

Lube Local Report: Russia ICIS Base Oil Report Forthcoming Events Publisher’s details

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Cover: Courtesy of Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing, Inc. ELM offers a comprehensive line of lubricants and greases made primarily from vegetable oils. ELM’s lubricant Technology was transferred from the University of Northern Iowa’s National Agriculture-Based Lubricants Center and includes a world-first grease processing method that uses Microwaves for the process reaction. The image on the front cover shows a young soybean pod growing healthily. See article starting on Page 6.


, Dobrodošli, Vítejte, Velkommen, Welkom, Bienvenue, herzlich  स्वागत हे, Üdvözöljük, SELAMAT DATANG, benvenuto, ����, 환영,  Witamy, bem vinda, , Bine ati venit,

 Bienvenido, Välkommen, 

Welcome to my first edition as Editor of Lube magazine. I would like to thank Suzy Jarman for her thorough hand-over. I am privileged to take on the role and will endeavour to serve you our readers, offering Lube magazine to you as the medium in which to inform, enlighten and debate whilst we in the Lube team explore topics from sound sources from around the globe to report on.

I join you as a layperson to lubrication but with a full-time interest in making things happen. In the near future, we will be conducting a survey asking readers for their feedback on Lube magazine. Things change, times change, people change and we want to ensure Lube magazine reports from the forefront of where the lubrication industry is at and where it is going. I invite you to take a full and active role here with your contributions and feedback.

Within my short time at Lube magazine, I have met lots of charming people from many different countries and industry sectors. Some have given me their time, others have shown me around manufacturing facilities, some have forwarded me reading matter to expedite my learning in their subject. One colleague took the trouble to call in and see me whilst visiting the UK from Spain. The lubrication industry is a truly welcoming and hospitable arena.

I look forward to working together with you and hope to meet you at conferences and events. Please do contact me, I will always be interested in hearing what you have to say.

Wishing you blue skies and a good summer.

Nicky Thomas Editor

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