King of the Road Segment - Lube-Tech Philanthropy
Featuring Lube-Tech's Chris Bame and Amy Jo Van Culin
Above all else, the health and safety of your workers is the most important priority in the shop. In metalworking, microparticles can cause dermatitis, causing irritation and rash. Metalworking fluids are typically about 93% water and 7% oil, neither of which will bother your skin. It's the metallic particles, along with the bacteria and fungus that live on those particles, that result from the machining action that can get into your skin and cause problems.
In addition to developing some of the world’s most innovative custom powersports and outdoor power equipment lubricants, Lube-Tech also operates an engine testing facility called Test-Tech. 20 years ago, Test-Tech was established to test custom blended lubricants in-house. Since then it has grown into one of the industry’s best-kept secrets, with numerous OEMs leaning on the business’s lubricant and testing experience to conduct endurance, certification and validation testing of its lubricants.
Golden Valley, MN – November 1, 2018 – Lubrication Technologies is excited to announce the acquisition of Reliable Plus Car Wash Services Inc., effective November 1, 2018. This acquisition expands our team to 80 car wash and equipment experts and positions us to lead the Midwest market in car wash equipment installations, products, services and solutions.
Lube-Tech is a regional leader in fuel, industrial and automotive fluids. Lube-Tech also offers category management for private label fluids and lubricants.
STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers), one of the largest professional societies in the field of machine lubrication, serves 15,000 industry professionals worldwide. This past Spring, STLE launched a chapter right here in Minnesota. Led by Lube-Tech Industrial and Distribution Product Development Michelle Brakke and Formulation Chemist Michael Quigley, the chapter fosters idea sharing and lubrication education by providing educational seminars and hosting social and networking events (among other things).
Valuable Aid in Meeting EPA Fuel Economy Standards
Viscosity modifiers are polymers that play a critical role in modern multi-grade engine oils. Part of EPA fuel economy testing is a cold start and drive test, and carmakers such as Honda have been able to increase their overall new car mileage ratings by blending super-thin, multi-grade oils such as 0W-20 and 0W-16. Thinner oil creates less drag inside the engine, freeing up power in cold start situations as well as in overall driving and ultimately increasing fuel mileage. High quality base stocks and engine oil viscosity modifiers combine to make this possible.