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March 07, 2014

10 Trends Shaping Tomorrow's Tribology

10 Trends Shaping Tomorrow's Tribology
Today's lubricants won't fit market needs in 20 years

Issues like rising equipment temperatures, increased demands on fluid life and a rapidly changing feedstock landscape raise the question as to whether todays lubricant technology will be able to satisfy future applications whether technology can keep pace with new realities.

To prepare for tomorrow, pay attention to these trends today:
1. Extended Drain Intervals
2. Better Basestock Availability
3. Introducing and Eliminating Additives
4. Equipment Design Changes
5. New surface Treatment
6. Emerging New Economies
7. Demand for Better Fuel Efficiency
8. Increase in Alternative Fuel Vehicles
9. Tighter Environmental Regulations
10. Widespread Availability of Natural Gas

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