Water Soluble Thickeners for Industrial and Ecofriendly Lubrication

This in-depth paper provided by Erik Willett, PhD, Technical Director, Functional Products Inc., sets out to investigate the potential of various synthetic and biobased water-soluble polymers for use in the viscosity modification of water, with the goal of optimising the search for the ‘right’ viscosity
modifier or VI improver in a potential water-based lubricant.