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More Innovative Chemistry
The January 2019 edition of Lubes'n'Greases EMEA once again features Trevor's article as its front-page artwork. The serious innovation behind the flippant title resulted in a completely new application for an existing product, enabling metalworking fluids formulators to access a completely new, REACH-compliant, non-toxic extreme pressure additive that also facilitates parts cleaning.
First article in F+L Magazine focuses on Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Trevor's first article on Fuels features the road towards Sustainable Aviation Fuel and was written prior to several product launches and major events, such as Virgin Atlantic's first commercial flight on sustainable aviation fuel. If the actual magazine link doesn't work (it may be behind a paywall), here's a link to the HTML version, which doesn't have Trevor's by-line.
Another front page on Lubes'n'Greases EMEA. This month Trevor asks whether the next generation of (sustainable) grease thickeners might come from recycled plastics or up-cycled forest products. The image is of lithium salt flats.
Lubes'n'Greases EMEA once again features Trevor's article as its front-page artwork. This month he's looking at counterfeiting of lubricants, an enormous problem in almost every developing country, where cheating can bring bigger financial rewards than employment.
IATF 16949:2016 implementation The September article in Lubes'n'Greases EMEA asks a few small questions about why the Lubricants industry is so coy about meeting the deadlines for IATF 16949:2016 implementation on September 14th. As Trevor writes on his LinkedIn post "One of the more difficult articles I've written, because my sources either wouldn't talk to me or asked not to be identified."
First article on UL prospector Here's a link to a review of corrosion inhibitors written by Trevor with a few nice links to products from the "sponsors" (not a requirement of writing the article, but a nice exercise in knowing what is available).
If it's August, it must be Alkylated Naphthalenes
There's more novel chemistry if you follow the link to an article in Lubes'n'Greases EMEA looking at the benefits of alkylated naphthalenes in Lubricants formulations.
More networking; this time in Fuels
Early July saw us visit Sustainable Aviation for Clean Growth, a workshop sponsored by United Kingdom's Knowledge Transfer Network. This forum, and the monthly webcasts KTN supports, shows what an enormous amount of new chemistry is being developed to convert wastes or other sustainable starting materials into liquid fuels.
Watch out from some fuels-related articles from our team and note that this is a global activity, it is just that the UK is at the forefront of support.
Another Supply Chain article published in Lubes 'n' Greases EMEA July 2018
Here's the link to an article by Trevor about the different ways in which Supply Chain and other professionals think of the simple word Handling.
Back on the road in June
It was great to resume networking in June at the 2018 International Business Festival in Liverpool and the 5th ICIS & ELGI Industrial Lubricants Conference in Amsterdam. We made some really good contacts in Amsterdam, and were so busy, Trevor only made one LinkedIn post.
It was particularly pleasing to see Biosynthetic Technologies present in numbers at the 5th ICIS & ELGI Industrial Lubricants Conference and to see a presentation by Nanotech Industrial Solutions, reflecting developments highlighted by Trevor in articles (complete with cover art-work) over the last few months about novel base fluids (or routes to existing ones) from natural products and nanotechnology.
Nanomaterials article is the seventh published in Lubes 'n' Greases EMEA, May 2018
Here's the link to an article by Trevor about nanomaterials as Lubricants additives. This is the second consecutive article for which the art-work features on the cover.
The Spring 2018 edition of Chemicals northwest's "Elements" magazine contains an article on page 35 entitled "New and existing member pitches over breakfast". Among those pitches was one from Trevor at the Chemicals northwest Breakfast in February.
We added a new Case Study on April 13th 2018. Hopefully not unlucky for some.
More novel chemistry in the fifth article in Lubes 'n' Greases EMEA March 2018
Here's the link to an article by Trevor about new Renewable Base Fluids and new routes from renewable sources to existing base fluids. Some parts of this article had previously been published on the blogs on this site. This was followed at the end of March by an unintended tribute article by Mary Moon in American Lubes'n'Greases.
Article on Ionic Liquids published in Lubes 'n' Greases EMEA February 2018
Here's the link to the first of several planned articles on new chemistry that could impinge on Lubes in the future.
(An almost) Well-travelled poster
Chemicals North West Breakfast, 1st February 2018
Trevor will be introducing the Consultancy and presenting the poster below on Business Continuity Planning for Chemicals users.
The poster was accepted for Fuels & Lubes Week in Macao in March, but unfortunately Trevor is now unable to travel to present the poster.
Third article published in Lubes 'n' Greases EMEA January 2018
Here's the link to the second part of the Supply Chain security article.
First part of a two-parter becomes the second article published in Lubes 'n' Greases EMEA December 2017
Here's the link to the first part of a two-parter Trevor tentatively entitled "How secure is your Supply Chain?"
First article published in Lubes 'n' Greases EMEA October 2017
Here's the link to Trevor's first article about the confusion surrounding certain acronyms for chemicals used in Lubricants.