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The Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan visits UKLA House
The UKLA were honoured to welcome the Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan, MP for Chesham and Amersham, to their offices on Friday 13th July at the Chess Business Park.
“We felt it was important to introduce the Association and its work to our local MP. We were delighted she was free to accept,” said David Wright, UKLA Director General.
Introductions to the UKLA team were followed by a short presentation about the trade association and its core representation of the UK Lubricants Industry, both in Europe and globally (through the UEIL, ORA and UKPIA), and its publication, Lube magazine and digital platform, Lube-Media.com.
Dame Cheryl was interested to hear from each of the UKLA team about their specific roles and the relaxed and informal discussions then touched on the lubricants industry and its post-Brexit strategy. Looking ahead to the challenges facing an ever-changing technological industry, Dame Cheryl discussed how the UKLA is working with its member partners to overcome the possible “changes in the architecture of the industry”.
Dame Cheryl said after the visit, “I very much enjoyed today’s opportunity to visit the UKLA and hear about the good work they have been doing. I look forward to working together in the future to ensure the best outcome for not just an important constituency company, but a vital part of the manufacturing industry nationally.”Read more
UEIL Industry Statistics Committee
The UEIL Industry Statistics Committee – UISC – met in April 2018 in Mannheim/Germany and elected the committee’s new permanent members: Apu Gosalia, Chair of the Committee (VP Sustainability & Intelligence, FUCHS PETROLUB SE), David Wright (Director General UKLA), Christian Hartmann (President GEIR), Russell Patten (CEO Grayling Belgium) and Sévrine Pereira Teixeira (UEIL Communications Coordinator).
The committee had a fruitful discussion, focusing on the UISC process and data gathering for the 2018 report, as well as the planned enlargement of the statistics to all 27 EU member states in 2019.Read more
Brad-Chem Ltd has moved to new larger premises
Brad-Chem announce a move to brand new premises that has doubled capacity. Moreover, a new state-of-the-art laboratory will significantly improve efficiencies in quality control and R&D. This new facility will increase options for the development of customer service testing.Read more
Multiple accolades presented from the lube and grease community to Dr. Raj Shah
Dr. Raj Shah, Director at Koehler Instrument company, New York, was recently honoured by the International Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), at its recent annual meeting in Minneapolis with the prestigious PM Ku Medal. The PM Ku Medal is the one of the highest STLE awards; established in 1978 to recognise outstanding and selfless achievements.Read more
Bosch Rexroth – Fluid Rating: Validated hydraulic fluids increase the service life of the hydraulic system
Over the past few years, the efficiency of hydraulic systems has again risen considerably. This also increases the demands that are made on the hydraulic fluids that are used, since they can have a crucial effect on the wear properties of hydraulic components. Relevant standards only define the minimum requirements of hydraulic fluids. They do not reflect further technical developments…Read more
TBN, What’s in It for Me?
Modern motor oils are high-tech products required
to meet stringent specifcations regarding their physicochemical properties and actual performance…
ReMade in Italy
Viscolube is the Italian market leader and one of the main European operators in the regeneration of waste oils. Viscolube also operates in two other different businesses: the collection of industrial hazardous waste (Viscoambiente) and the industrial waste solvent recovery and valorization (Bitolea)…
Quo Vadis Engine Oil – The developments from internal combustion engines to electro-mobility
Looking back at the beginning of mobility, we see people in ancient times move objects around with the materials that were available to them. Often these materials were rudimentary in nature and freely available with very little human intervention or processing…