The newest technologies and the latest trends on lubricants and greases across all sectors.
uel economy due to low viscosity OEMs are adapting their lubricant requirements ever more rapidly so as to be able to meet the needs of green and fuel-saving alternatives. Thanks to the introduction of the ACEA C5 standard, there will be increasing requirements for low-viscosity engine oils. A lower viscosity means less friction in the engine, and so lower energy loss. In this way, the car’s fuel is converted more efficiently into the energy needed to move the car. Engine oil with a lower viscosity also signifies a thinner lubrication film. In the past, this effectively meant reduced protection and so more rapid wear of the engine. However, the latest generation of engines has been mod...
Our R&D department is continuously in search of innovative formulas for metal processing fluids to limit the impact on the environment to the extent possible. We have therefore developed a new range of boron-free oils to be able to offer a sustainable product portfolio. We can now offer a boron-free alternative emulsion for just about any metalworking process. Safecut AERO 400 is a boron-free, semi-synthetic micro-emulsion that is suitable for turning, sawing, milling and drilling stainless steel and aluminium. Although this soluble oil was specially developed for the aviation industry, the product can also be used for all difficult processes with these metals. And especially for proc...
Ideal lubrication for agricultural vehicles
The latest technological developments among agricultural vehicles have resulted in higher-performance engines in recent years, that with lower fuel consumption have less impact on the environment. Together with the every-increasingly stringent standards imposed by manufacturers of engines and transmissions, these developments go hand in hand with a real evolution in the use of lubricants in agricultural vehicles. STOU is gradually disappearing In line with tradition, STOU (Super Tractor Universal Oil) was often used for the lubrication of tractors. This universal oil was used for the lubrication of the engine, the transmission and all hydraulic systems. The motive behind this was the res...
Metal processing with soft water
The authorities are increasingly urging businesses to collect rainwater and re-use it for sanitary facilities, maintenance work, as a buffer, etc. Surplus buffer water can, however, also offer economically attractive options. We have accordingly succeeded in developing a new metal processing fluid that mixes perfectly with rainwater without extra foaming. Safecut 209 NT SX ensures less wastage so is also good for the environment. In 2013 the Flemish authorities introduced a regulation that made the collection of rainwater compulsory for new builds by both private individuals and companies (depending on the surface area of the new construction). The regulation also includes the obligatio...