The Lubricants and Grease Market
The lubricants and greases market includes a wide variety of products, primarily involved in the automotive and industrial industries. Used to decrease friction between rotating mechanical parts or to seal gaps between pieces of equipment, lubricants and greases are found across industry in a variety of machines, from hydraulic seals to automotive applications.
The lubricant and greases market is projected to grow significantly over the next few years. This is primarily due to the expansion of vehicle ownership across the world and the increase in automation in factories. As the amount of machinery in the world increases, the amount of lubricant and grease needed to produce and maintain that machinery also increases.
Market interest in sustainable greases and lubricants has increased over the past decade as well. The bio-based lubricants market has been growing at a healthy rate since 2012, between five and 10 percent per year across the world. Between increasing worldwide attention to environmental concerns and concerns with the future of petroleum-based products, more industrial customers than ever are considering sustainable alternatives and ethical lubricant additive suppliers.
Acme-Hardesty can help you achieve more with our lineup of bio-based products. We firmly believe in the power of sustainability, which is why we provide nothing less than responsibly sourced, bio-based products. No matter how much demand grows, we’ll continue to provide ethically sourced solutions to meet our customers’ needs.
Lubricant and Grease Chemicals
A range of chemicals are used within the lubricant and grease industry, including lubricity additives, grease additives and metalworking additives. Acme-Hardesty provides a range of them, all ethically sourced and guaranteed high quality. Our lineup of fatty acids for metalworking grease and industrial lubricant applications includes:
12-Hydroxy Stearic Acid (HSA)
12-hydroxy stearic acid is a castor oil derivative prepared via hydrogenation, which is the process of adding hydrogen to produce a chemical reaction. Typically produced in white solid form, 12 HSA is often used in the manufacturing of lithium grease and lubricants. We sell this lubricant additive as flakes packaged in bags and super-sacks. Online, 12 HSA customers can also purchase the product in 50# bags.
AHCOHOL 1698 (Cetyl Alcohol NF)
Cetyl alcohol NF is a long-chain fatty alcohol featuring 16 carbon atoms and a white solid appearance in its natural state. Among the numerous cetyl alcohol applications include it being used as a metalworking lubricant.
Acme-Hardesty offers a vegetable-based cetyl alcohol product in NF and kosher grades and in pastille or liquid form that is GMO-free and contains no residual solvents. Packaging options for this effective lubricant additive include bags and isotanks. Our cetyl alcohol product also offers a shelf life of two years from the date of manufacture.
Dioctyl Sebacate (DOS)
DOS is another castor oil derivative that is extremely resistant to cold and heat and offers excellent insulation. These properties make DOS ideal for industrial lubricant applications such as a base for engine lubricating oils. We feature DOS in a clear liquid form packaged in drums. Our DOS products also have a shelf life of two years from the date of manufacture when stored in accordance with MSDS regulations.
Rubber Grade Stearic Acid (RGSA)
RGSA features the lowest C18 content of any stearic acid product we sell. This makes it ideally suited for many lubrication and grease manufacturing applications. For instance, RGSA serves as an effective mold release lubricant for sintering as a thickening agent in greases. You’ll find RGSA available from Acme-Hardesty in veg or tallow flakes packaged in bags or super-sacks. RGSA shelf life is one year for our tallow product and two years for veg.