On October 31, 2018, AXEL Christiernsson is celebrating its 130th anniversary. We have come a long way since 1888, when AXEL Abraham Christiernsson started the company in Stockholm, Sweden to produce a mix of lubricants and other chemical/technical products.
Jeff St. Aubin has been hired as Technical Director for AXEL’s grease operations in USA, replacing previous Director, Anoop Kumar at AXEL Royal.
From the 18th to the 21st September Innotrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology was held in Berlin. The trade fair was sub-divided into five segments: Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction offering a powerful communication platform for the international rail industry.
In steel manufacturing the continuous caster provides quite a challenge for lubricant formulators. The bearings supporting the hot steel material needs to handle both high and shock load conditions, vibrations, high temperatures and/or water from cooling. The demands on the grease are therefore high too, so in order to provide sufficient lubrication the proper grease technology has to be selected.
Between the 21st to the 24th April, 2018, the ELGI celebrated its’ 30th Birthday by hosting their AGM at The Grange St Pauls Hotel, London.
The REACH Legislation, Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, entered into force on June 1st 2007. The 10-year registration period for existing chemicals is now complete following the last REACH registration deadline on May 31st 2018 for substances, manufactured 1-100 tonne a year.
Population growth, urban development and social mobility are all having an impact on the marine industry. The increased use of seaborne trade is expected to bring with it bigger fleets and vessel sizes which, in turn, suggests more on-board equipment requiring grease lubrication into the future.
Multipurpose greases based on lithium technology have been the global standard for over 60 years, establishing a majority share of greater than 70 percent of the world’s lubricating grease market today. The well-balanced performance enabling application versatility combined with an attractive price have been the main drivers behind this enduring dominance.