METALUBE is celebrating being awarded a highly prestigious QUEEN'S AWARD for Enterprise for Innovation 2014, for inventing a novel synthetic grease. It is the second successive year that the company has been honored with this tremendous accolade. We admit that we don't actually know what the award is, and that's not really a picture from the ceremony. But we do know this - - METALUBE is a well-established North Carolina Metalworking Fluid Supplier with a global reach that exports to over 86 countries worldwide.
Mist Collection Month at METALWORKING FLUID MAGAZINE continues. The centrifugal line of mist collectors from LOSMA are designed for the removal of oil mist from the workplace environment. These moderate cost solutions are suitable for all kinds of machine tools, from small lathes and grinding machines to the largest machining centers.
They say the Early Bird gets the worm. In this case, the bird also saves $90. If you plan to attend STLE's 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition but have not registered yet, you can save $90 by doing so by April 18. That is the Early Bird deadline for both members and non-members. Anyone who registers after April 18 pays an additional $90. The fastest and easiest way to register is online, click here to get started. For the Tardy Bird, on-site registration will be available for the meeting.
The best things in life don't happen every day. We enjoy the quarterly release of the Metalworking Fluid Newsletter from the Special Interest Group at STLE. It provides a collection of the past news and recent articles from STLE related to metalworking fluids. It also has links for listening to archived Webinars and a schedule of upcoming STLE courses and events. We will send you a reminder each quarter when these are published.
The use of chlorinated paraffin as extreme pressure additives in metalworking fluids is a long debated topic in the metalworking fluid industry. Chlorinated paraffins have shown usefulness in applications involving the most difficult materials such as Inconel and various grades of Stainless Steel, however they are never accepted by many state and federal agencies like The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the State of California EPA.
The Blade published "The Toledo Blade Top Workplaces"- a list of the best places to work in the Toledo metro area. Congratulations to Master Chemical, who has been named third in the small business category. Top Workplaces evaluation is based purely on the results of an employee survey. Essentially, they rank the companies based on the ratings that employees give them. They believe employees are the best judging panel.