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Metalube develops sustainable lubricant technology for wood panel industry

 Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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Metalube develops sustainable lubricant technology for wood panel industry
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Metalube, a leading manufacturer of high-performance chain and belt lubricants is moving forward with the introduction of new advancements in tackling air quality challenges within the wood panel industry. Keeping the sustainable developments in consideration, Metalube developed the innovative lubricant technology that aims to enhance air quality while improving the operational efficiency. This new technology also helps to promote a a safer working environment for wood panel manufacturers worldwide.

Continuous presses used in wood panel production often face significant air quality difficulties. In response, Metalube has invested in extensive research and development to create lubricants that not only meet industry-leading standards but also contribute to a cleaner, healthier manufacturing process. The Metachain range has been formulated using the latest synthetic base oils, anti-oxidants and anti-wear additives to meet the specific demands of chain applications in high-temperature processes.

“Air quality is a critical concern in the wood panel industry and Metalube is committed to providing innovative solutions to address this issue,” said Mathew Buffin, Commercial Manager at Metalube. “Through our ongoing testing and controls, we are proud to introduce lubricant technology that not only enhances performance but also prioritises environmental sustainability.”

Key Highlights of Metalube’s Solutions:

High Thermal Stability: Metalube’s Metachain™ range is engineered to withstand the demanding temperatures of continuous presses, preventing premature evaporation, and reducing the release of harmful lubricant fragments into the air.
Reduced Consumption: By optimising lubricant formulas, Metalube has achieved significant reductions in oil consumption, minimising excess oil available for evaporation and improving overall air quality in wood panel manufacturing facilities.
Improved Operational Efficiency: Metalube’s innovative lubricant technology not only enhances air quality but also contributes to increased productivity, reduced downtime, and improved equipment longevity, leading to a more efficient production process.
Comprehensive Testing: Metalube conducts rigorous air quality testing within wood panel presses, utilising advanced measuring techniques to assess pollutant levels and evaluate the effectiveness of its lubricant solutions.

Metalube is a UK-based manufacturer of specialist industrial lubricants, exporting 95% of its production to over 90 countries worldwide and offices in Manchester, Dubai, Mumbai, São Paulo and Shanghai. The company produce an excellent range of high-performance lubricants, that satisfies the individual needs. It aims to ensures peak manufacturing efficiency and endeavor to create the best possible lubrication solutions for customers around the world. Through innovative, best practices the company is now producing technology that will be a good inclusion into the woodworking industry, promoting expanded reach and growth.

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