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.
Many oil mist producing applications result in operators being exposed to wide range of hazardous substances in the workplace. These contaminants include fumes, vapors, mists of numerous chemical compounds and micro-organisms. Depending upon the substance and the extent of exposure, employees can experience a wide range of adverse health effects potentially leading to variety of diseases.
Attendees at STLE's 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, May 18-22 at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, will hear a record number of technical presentations. More than 450 technical presentations are slated for the five-day event. Combined with student posters, the total number of technical presentations attendees may choose from exceeds 500. To put that in perspective, STLE's annual conference normally generates about 350 technical presentations.
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Obtaining and maintaining the proper concentration at separate machines is a lot of work. Mueller Geraetebau of Germany manufactures a pair of quality digital metalworking fluid mixing units. The mixers are specifically designed to take advantage of the common set-up where the same emulsion is required on different machines. The emulsion is pumped without spillage to the individual machines over distances of up to 400 meters. Delivery heads of 30 meters are possible.
(IPA Wire - April 1) Privately held Ice Nine Corporation of Colorado announced the simultaneous filing of 11 U.S. Patent applications directed to a new family of metalworking fluids and equipment for its manufacture and maintenance. It is the largest single day filing of patent applications by one company in lubricant industry history.
If you're from the US, you know this guy. That's Procter & Gamble's Mr. Clean. He's an icon of cleanliness. You have to wonder if his appearance is somehow related to exposure to household cleaning products. Spring cleaning of metalworking fluid tanks has an interesting history of tradition in America.