The AXEL Marine Brochure

Posted by AXEL on Aug 27, 2018 1:10:15 PM

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.

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AXEL Providing Alternative Options to Lithium Greases

Posted by AXEL on Aug 27, 2018 1:09:20 PM

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.

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AXEL to Present at the 30th ELGI AGM in London

Posted by AXEL on Aug 27, 2018 1:07:53 PM

Form Soil to Plate: Lubricating the entire food processing chain

From the 21st to the 24th April, 2018, the ELGI will be celebrating its’ 30th Birthday by hosting their AGM at The Grange St Pauls Hotel, London with this years’ theme being: Mobility Quo Vadis – Developments in the Grease Industry. The Future of Transportation – Cars, Boats, Planes & Trains.

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AXEL’s Paper on Cover of NLGI Spokesman

Posted by AXEL on Aug 27, 2018 1:06:43 PM

The Effect of Water Ingress on the Thickener Structure in Bio-based Greases"

This paper by Johanna Larsson and Roland Ardai of AXEL Christiernsson presents how different oil and thickener combinations respond to water and how this affects grease performance as lubricants at both normal operating conditions and at low temperatures.

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An Advanced Grease Platform for Improved Performance

Posted by AXEL on Aug 27, 2018 1:05:51 PM

AXEL has developed Calsullence. This modern calcium sulphonate complex platform combines high load carrying capability and excellent corrosion protection in a highly shear stable package. Its adhesive properties ensure excellent resistance to the effects of water ingress whilst also enabling a barrier against other external contaminants such as dirt and operational debris.

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Greetings from AXEL Netherlands New General Manager

Posted by AXEL on Aug 27, 2018 1:04:40 PM

Hello, my name is Eric van der Horst. I recently started as General Manager at AXEL Christiernsson in the Netherlands. I have had different leadership positions in several international companies including plastic composites manufacturer Voestalpine Polynorm, Polytec (both Austrian), Drum manufacturer Greif (US) and plastic packaging manufacturer Precise Technology (US- later sold to Rexam -UK). I started my career at Manuli (rubber hose assemblies for automotive) after military duty and studying mechanical engineering. I have worked in the Netherlands, Germany and Spain and have extensive experience in the automotive supplier sector.

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AXEL ACQUIRES ROYAL MFG

Posted by AXEL on Mar 26, 2018 7:03:53 PM

AXEL Christiernsson has acquired the operating assets and the majority of other assets of Royal Mfg Co, LP. The business will now be carried forward as AXEL Royal LLC, a subsidiary of AXEL Americas LLC, building on the heritage of Royal Mfg Co, LP as a well-established supplier of lubricating greases and lubes in the US market and abroad.

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AXEL to attend 2016 European Base Oils & Lubricants Summit in Poland

Posted by AXEL on Nov 17, 2016 5:30:13 AM

On the 14th & 15th September, ACIs’ 2016 European Base Oils & Lubricants Summit will be taking place at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre in Warsaw, Poland.

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Prestigious Author Award at NLGI

Posted by AXEL on Nov 17, 2016 5:27:49 AM

During the 2016 NLGI annual meeting in Hot Springs, Virginia, John Lorimor (AXEL Americas) was the recipient of the NLGI’s prestigious Author Award. This annual award is given to the best paper presented at the prior year’s meeting that focuses on formulation, development, and manufacture of finished greases.

John’s paper, titled "Development of next generation electrical motor greases offering improved frictional characteristics,” demonstrated that novel polymer based grease thickeners such as AXEL’s NoioN product line, when specially formulated for friction reduction, can offer improved energy efficiency in applications like electric motors over the benchmark EM bearing greases currently dominating this market.

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The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Posted by Alexandra Länsberg on Apr 29, 2014 9:15:44 AM

Lithium, or rather the lack of it, is a subject of deep concern for many grease manufacturers. What if there is a world shortage due to its use in other applications such as car batteries or nuclear fuel?  We may not need to look any further than to the deep blue sea, all according to an interesting article in the April 2014 edition of Chemical Engineering. Japanese scientists are seemingly investigating a method of recovering lithium from seawater while simultaneously generating electricity. The same researchers are planning to build a pilot plant to recycle lithium from batteries and recover lithium and other minerals from desalination brine. So we may no longer have to rely on the national treasures of South America. And there may still be hope for Clarence Earle´s invention, and for many grease makers.

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