Support the Importance of Tribology
Contact your representatives now to show support of H. Res. 306, officially recognizing the positive impact of tribology to the U.S. economy.
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New White Paper Available - Chlorinated Paraffins Update
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) has approved 12 pre-manufacture notifications (PMNs) for medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs), long-chain chlorinated paraffins (LCCPs), and very long-chain chlorinated paraffins (vLCCPs). EPA’s action forecloses and debunks the industry rumor that these substances were going to be banned by “mid-2017,” and it ensures their prospective availability for use in a variety of applications, including in lubricants and metalworking fluid (MWF) formulations, for the foreseeable future. The PMN approvals are a significant “win” for the chlorinated paraffins (CPs) manufacturers and their customers, including ILMA members. Read the complete White Paper.
NLGI Invites Proposals for Advanced Grease Research
The National Lubricating Grease Institute is inviting proposals for advanced research into lubricating greases, under a newly launched Research Grants Program. The grants are intended to enable qualified universities and nonprofit institutes to undertake high-level, original investigation into this unique and fascinating material. Learn more here.
Manufacturing Day - October 6
Started in 2012, Manufacturing Day is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing. Manufacturers invite students, educators, businesspeople, media and politicians to their facilities in a collective effort to educate visitors about manufacturing careers and improve public perceptions of manufacturing. Learn more about manufacturing day, find an event near you or host an event of your own.