Trends and Developments in Lubricants Industry

Industrial Lubricants, that form an essential part of the Industrial materials and chemicals, is getting a face lift by the European Commission which is planning to introduce a new ECO label for lubrication within the EC. This initiative is being planned to promote the design, production and use of products with a reduced environmental impact throughout the life cycle of any lubricant. The target of the European commission will be the total loss lubricant which has also been designed to promote saving of exhaustible energy resources and high performance during usage to cut energy consumption along with saving exhaustible energy resources.

European Commission is of the view that new lubricants have lower environmental impacts and the focus of the organization will be on renewable resources and the bio-accumulative impact of lost lubricants. The availability of lubricants that are made from biological sources like like vegetable oils, can produce toxic by-products at high temperatures and thus can be harmful. Therefore, the Commission has cleared the air by stating that ECO labeled lubricants are not "safe" or "ecologically sound" for the use in a specific area of glass production. This manufacturers and suppliers of Industrial chemicals and materials use the total loss system for lubricants.

With the rise in level of global warming at alarming rates, many organizations have realized the concern of smoke emissions, health, safety and in the future, environmental issues. To counter this, the glass manufacturers are being coxed to change from using low priced lubricants and are thinking in terms of whole process costs and responding to future regulations.

Some of the most popular environmental friendly lubricants present in the industrial materials and chemicals market are -

IS machine oil for general lubrication – This lubricant offers extreme low consumption, low toxicity levels and has major health and safety advantages over other lubricants, including synthetic lubricants. It contains no renewable material and therefore it cannot be accounted as biodegradability and environmental friendly lubricant in the industrial materials and chemicals industry.

Blank Mould Lubricants – This type of lubricant has been successful in enabling higher production rates through its significantly extended swab intervals. Their advantage includes reducing smoke, oil mist and reducing the level of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon.

Ring Oils – In addition to the Blank Mould Lubricants, are the ring oils that require specific ring oils as they are consistently stable and require less lubrication, thus making the machine work faster.

Gob shear lubrication – This type of lubrication is able to perform excellently at high mixing ratios up to 0.1. These industrial products are also based on animal fats and with emulsifiers and their major concern is biodegradability.

New Shear Lubricants – Complying with the latest directives are the new shear lubricants that are based on a water-soluble system and can be used for high mixing ratios up to 0.1%. This is a colorless transparent solution that is not made of animal fat or vegetable oil. Skin tolerance is excellent and final product can be disposed without any problem.


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