The German company is specialized in high-performance lubrication in several branches including the heavy industry, the automotive industry or logistics (high-bay storage, stacker cranes). The company has a subsidiary in USA and global distribution network. Clients of the company include multinationals such as BMW, Daimler, Ford, VW, Toyota, BASF, Bayer, IKEA, Voestalpine Steel, ArcelorMittal Steel, Hyundai Shipyards, Hitachi, Dr. Oetker etc.
For some new applications areas, the company wants to develop an innovative, quick and simple method of lubricating hot steel surfaces on heavy industrial equipment. This product will replace costlier and less effective liquid spray methods. Solid lubrication bears great market potential, as it has several advantages over conventional liquid lubrication. To name some examples: high-temperature stability, the good adhesion on metal surfaces, the easy application and longevity allow for reduced machine downtimes and therefore higher outputs.
Product application will result in substantial cost-savings in labor hours for end-users, as well as double the lives of the lubricated machine elements due to higher performance of the lubricants. Especially suitable for rotating kilns and furnaces, extrusion machinery, but there could potentially be many other industrial applications.
The company's scope is the continuous improvement of existing technologies and the development of novel products with excellent performance that meet the needs of its costumers. Potential partners should be specialised in the development and testing of materials used for lubrication or very experienced practically-oriented chemists. They should have access to appropriate testing and production facilities to carry out the development of the solid lubricant to market maturity. Either a service agreement or a technical cooperation agreement can be set up.