Global demand for Metal Working Fluids is expected to increase at a sluggish pace during the 2007 through 2015 period. The scaling back of production in the automotive industry played instrumental roles in dragging down opportunities for process oils/fluids.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a final rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requiring manufacturers of 19 high production volume (HPV) chemicals to test the health and environmental effects of the chemicals and submit the data to the agency. This includes C12-C24 chloroalkenes which are used as metalworking fluids.
The USPTO has granted US 7,834,878 B2 for A METHOD OF DISPLAYING PRODUCT AND SERVICE PERFORMANCE DATA. The second issued patent is a continuation of US Patent 7,483,026 and grants additional rights that will allow us to use our inventive technology for the display of competitive product test data and grants to METALWORKING FLUID MAGAZINE the right to exclude others from making, using or selling the claimed invention for 20 years, in the United states and its territories. It's Mortal Combat meets Consumer Reports.