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Aerospace Lubricants recently announced the expansion of its grease manufacturing plant in Columbus, Ohio, which will add 10 million pounds of grease production capacity. With the added capacity, the company will be able to expand its product offering into the industrial, automotive and private-label markets.
Ten stainless-steel grease kettles will be at the center of the plant’s design, which is focused on improving product quality. Production lines will be dedicated by thickener type to prevent cross-contamination.
High levels of filtration are also being employed for grease cleanliness, with products processed down to 35-micron filtration prior to packaging. Batch sizes will range from 1,000 to 10,000 pounds to better align with market needs for small-volume customized products.
Available product technologies will include lithium, lithium complex, anhydrous calcium, calcium complex, calcium sulfonate, aluminum complex, polyurea, bentonite clay, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyurea and fumed silica-thickened greases. A wide array of base oils will also be available, such as polyalphaolefins (PAOs), polyalkylene glycols (PAGs), esters, perfluoropolyether (PFPE), silicone and various mineral oils.
Founded in 1973 to serve the specialized grease needs of military and commercial aviation, Aerospace Lubricants operates under the ISO 9001:2015 quality standard and is pursuing the IATF 16949 automotive quality standard.
For more information, visit www.aerospacelubricants.com.