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New UKLA Member
UKLA is pleased to welcome the return of ABN Resource Ltd as its newest member.Read more
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ExxonMobil Donates Hydraulic Fluid For Museum Restoration of Concorde
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of Concorde, ExxonMobil has donated over 1,000 litres of original Exxon M2-V Aviation Hydraulic Fluid to Heritage Concorde, a volunteer preservation group dedicated to the restoration of Concorde aircraft in the United Kingdom and France.
One of the world’s most iconic aircraft, the Concorde supersonic passenger aeroplane was in operation for 34 years. To achieve supersonic speeds, Concorde utilised a long, thin nose – referred to as a droop nose – which pilots lowered during take-off and landing to improve visibility. To operate these critical nose movements, the aircraft used Exxon M2-V Aviation Hydraulic Fluid.
“ExxonMobil is proud to have been a part of Concorde’s debut in 1969, and even prouder to be a part of preserving history in 2019 by supplying the original hydraulic fluid for this iconic aircraft,” says Pamela Skaufel, director of aviation and marine lubricants at ExxonMobil. “Our continued commitment to technology and innovation ensures we will continue to provide industry-leading products to our customers today and in the future.”
The donated lubricants have been used in Concorde aircraft at the British Airliner Collection based at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, the Museum of Air and Space in Le Bourget, and at Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport. With the help of ExxonMobil and Heritage Concorde, visitors have been able to see this iconic nose movement come back to life during 50th anniversary celebrations in the UK and France.
Learn more about the heritage of ExxonMobil Aviation fuels and lubricants here.Read more
Olyslager announces North American office and COO
The global leader in lubricant data, Olyslager Organization is proud to announce the opening of its North American office in Naperville, Illinois. This new location close to Chicago strengthens the global presence of Olyslager and shows its commitment to the North American market. The office will serve clients in the United States and Canada…Read more
New Sandbach Headquarters for PETRICO
Petrico, the specialist distributor of petroleum and chemical products, has relocated to new offices in Sandbach as the company’s European expansion continues. Working in partnership with organisations ranging from small regional niche distributors to global multinationals, Petrico has doubled the size of its business in just 24 months and further growth is anticipated.
“With our work force doubling, our town centre HQ was no longer fit for purpose,” explains Andrew Lamb, Managing Director, Petrico Ltd. “Thankfully, an opportunity arose just 200 yards along the road with the office space and car parking to meet our expanding needs. We wanted to re locate locally to avoid any upheaval for our employees. We all enjoy working in Sandbach, it’s a lovely bustling market town and well located for road, rail and air travel. ”
“The move is all part of future-proofing our business,” continues Lamb. “It’s a smart location that now reflects the quality of our organisation and has the floor space to allow Petrico to continue to grow. It was equally as important to provide our hard working team of 10 people with a spacious and pleasant working environment. It’s an attractive old building but was energy inefficient. As we place great emphasis upon latest technology compounds that enable industry to improve efficiencies and reduce emissions, we decided on moving in to commit time and resources to improve our own carbon footprint. We are working across a range of areas and whilst it’s still early days, we’ve made a good start. For example, the previous tenants were generating 1000 watts of electricity a month and we are already down to 200.”Read more
Petronas ventures into e-mobility with the launch of Petronas Iona at Geneva Motor Show 2019
Petronas Lubricants International (PLI) announced its entry into the electric vehicle (EV) market with its PETRONAS range of e-fluids for passenger cars, as part of the company’s pledge to address the climate challenge and lower CO² emissions with its fluid technology…Read more
Evonik Creates New Oil Additives Business Line
Evonik is merging its specialty methacrylate monomers – the Applications Monomers Product Line – with its current oil additives business to become the new Oil Additives business line within the Resource Efficiency segment. Application Monomers were formerly part of the Methacrylate business of Evonik, which is currently in the process of being sold to US-based private equity firm Advent International…Read more
Women in the World of Lubricants
On International Women’s Day, read how women in the world of lubricants better balance our industry (originally published in the December 2018 edition of Lube Magazine, Issue No. 148).Read more
Lubricant Blending and Quality Assurance
David Whitby outlines his new book, Lubricant Blending and Quality Assurance, and why it is an essential resource for anyone involved in supply of high quality lubricants.Read more
Lubricant and Waste oils data reporting – essential to business decisions!
The latest news and developments from GEIR, provided by Christian Hartmann.Read more
Attributes of champion lubricant plants, Americas
Following on from his article in Lube Issue No. 149 concerning lubricant plants in the EMEA regions, Omer Chowdhury of PIMS explores the ways in which American champion lubricant plants are streamlining complexity and downtime to increase plant efficiency.Read more