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March 2020


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This issue of the digital TLT is sponsored by Drive 75.

FEATURES

MARKET TRENDS
Recovery for India's finished lubricant market?
After recent setbacks, and buoyed by gains on the consumer side, modest growth is expected for the next five years.


20 MINUTES
20 Minutes With Nicole Dörr 
It's time to rethink tribology says the scientific head of one of the world's largest science research centers.


20 MINUTES
20 Minutes With Daniela Fritter 
This physical chemist with Clorox uses tribology to solve problems with personal care, food and cleaning products.

BEST PRACTICES
The problem with judging tackiness
Researchers seek a quantitative method to help formulators make better decisions.


FEATURE ARTICLE

Metalworking Fluids: Minimizing aluminum staining
Strategies, including screening tests, are discussed to assist with providing approaches for protecting aluminum alloys.

TECH BEAT I 

Aqueous lithium-ion battery
The theoretical applied voltage limit was overcome in developing a safe lithium-ion battery.

TECH BEAT II 

Ionic liquid-based additives for automotive lubricants
Phosphorus-based ionic liquids show potential as additives in rear axle lubricants and engine oils.

TECH BEAT III

Using AI to identify battery electolytes
Enthalpy of formation was determined to access molecular stability.

SOUNDING BOARD 

Predictive maintenance
Describe the most significant change in condition monitoring and predictive maintenance you've seen during the past year.


COLUMNS


PRESIDENT’S REPORT                                         

Sustainability - Hard to predict the future.


FROM THE EDITOR

Filter selection


HEADQUARTERS REPORT

Upskilling: New word for STLE's core value

CAREER COACH

Do you report to a bad boss?

WORLDWIDE

Sharks and friction