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The newest technologies and the latest trends on lubricants and greases across all sectors. 

04/08/2020
Oxidation and degradation of a lubricant

Oxidation of a lubricant is a chemical process that changes a lubricant and makes it lose its chemical and physical properties. A quality lubricant contains antioxidant additives based on, among other things, amines and phenols. The oxidation of a...

14/07/2020
How do I choose the right engine oil?

Often, a manufacturer will suggest one or more viscosity values for an engine such as 5W-20 or 5W-30 based on different factors including the temperature and load. Engines often need a different viscosity depending on the operating conditions. OEMs, ...

17/06/2020
What are food grade lubricants?

A challenge for the food industry Large-scale food processing requires machines such as pumps, mixers, tanks, hoses, pipes, chain drives and conveyor belts. Machines that are used in food processing companies face similar lubrication challe...

07/04/2020
Keeping the virus and the bacteria at bay

We are firmly in the grip of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Exceptional circumstances lead to exceptional measures. Many companies have been required to work at a reduced capacity or close temporarily. Production stoppages may have a pernicious effec...

06/04/2020
Various types of metal working fluids

The various types of metalworking fluids and how to use them The right metalworking fluids are essential to ensure that metalworking processes are as safe and optimum as possible. Various types of metalworking fluids (namely, lubricants and soluti...

02/03/2020
Costs evaporate with form oils

A classic emulsion bath is often still used for the forming and punching of sheet material. However, you can save a lot of time and money when machining aluminium, copper, zinc or steel sheets (whether or not galvanized) by using an evaporable liquid...

28/01/2020
ESCA for safe food

Food safety is crucial in the food industry. Incidental contact of food with a conventional lubricant can have serious consequences for the consumer. That is why, in cooperation with ESCA, Unil developed a completely new line of food grade oils and f...

28/01/2020
No more empty tanks thanks to telemetry

No more stress and production stoppages due to an empty oil tank. Unil Lubricants can equip your tanks with ultrasonic or float sensors which enable you to monitor the status of your oil level at all times via your smartphone, tablet or PC. In additi...

03/04/2019
Sustainability with formaldehyde-free and boron-free products

FORMALDEHYDE-FREE Formaldehyde is a colourless gas that has a distinctive and irritating odour. It is an example of a volatile organic compound from the wider group of aldehydes. Exposure to this substance over the short and long term can be harm...

03/04/2019
Prevention is better than the cure

The formation of fungi and bacteria in the emulsion bath is the worst nightmare for metal processing machines. By taking the necessary precautions with the help of Unil Lubricants, you can outsmart bacteria formation and save yourself a lot of time, ...

10/12/2018
Fuel Economy

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 ...

23/01/2018
Boron-free alternatives

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 sustai...

29/11/2017
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 standa...

19/06/2017
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 succ...

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