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Metalworking fluids experts Quaker Chemical Corporation and Houghton International to combine operations 07/04/2017

Metalworking fluids experts Quaker Chemical Corporation and Houghton International are to combine their operations. Both Quaker Chemical and Houghton International are headquartered in the Philadelphia, USA, area, and both have expansive product ranges extending beyond metalworking fluids, taking in products that also include removal fluids, forming fluids, protecting fluids, heat treating fluids, industrial lubricants and greases.  Read More

Fuchs Lubricants wins aerospace SC21 cert third time running 08/03/2017

Fuchs Lubricants has been presented with its third consecutive SC21 silver award from aerospace trade association ADS. The Stoke-based firm is the only lubricants company to have achieved this honour.  Read More

Jemtech plays key role at Harlow College 07/03/2017

Harlow College’s £11 million Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC), which is to officially open in early March, features advanced machine tools and technologies to help prepare young people for manufacturing.  Read More

Solvent degreasing chemical service provider Safechem Europe acquired by London-based private equity firm 25/01/2017

London-based mid-market private equity investor CBPE Capital LLP has acquired solvent solutions provider Safechem Europe GmbH from New York Stock Exchange-registered The Dow Chemical Company. The change of ownership took effect on 1 January.  Read More

Castrol reinvents soluble coolants for ferrous and aluminium applications 05/12/2016

Castrol claims to have “reinvented the fundamentals of cutting fluid technology” by developing soluble oils that require no expensive treatment additives, biocides or fungicides, and which avoid costly uncontrolled system changes. The developed Hysol XBB and Alusol XBB products are for ferrous alloys and aluminium materials respectively.  Read More

MACH 2018 – new upgraded home for UK’s première manufacturing technology show 02/12/2016

Exhibitors and visitors to 2018’s MACH exhibition (9-13 April at Birmingham’s NEC) can expect both a better exhibition experience and supporting facilities.  Read More

Filtermist acquires Multi Fan Systems to boost business capability and customer base 07/11/2016

Telford-based air filtration and extraction specialist Filtermist International has acquired Multi Fan Systems of nearby Stourbridge.  Read More

Supply chain movements push cryogenic machining towards the mainstream 13/09/2016

Following the acquisition of cryogenic machining technology patents, US manufacturing technology company 5ME has signed sales deals with US firms Fullerton Tool Company (which has representation in the UK) and Star SU (a collaboration between Star Cutter Company and SU America, US subsidiary of Italian machine manufacturer Samp Utensili).   Read More

Automated metalworking fluids system monitors sump in real time 02/09/2016

A conference held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry on 23 August 2016 provided the vehicle to launch Oracle, Jemtech’s new, intelligent and fully-automated metalworking fluid management system into the market. (Updated)   Read More

Magnetic lifting device inspection and certification service an attractive option from Eclipse Magnetics 23/08/2016

A complete inspection and certification service for magnetic lifting devices from all manufacturers has been launched by Eclipse Magnetics.   Read More

MACH 2018 website live; space ballot process set for kick-off 19/08/2016

With a successful MACH 2016 exhibition behind it, show organiser and trade association the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has already got the MACH 2018 event in its sights, unveiling a website and kicking off the space ballot process.  Read More

MSC Big Book catalogue 2016 release - over 10,000 new products added 17/08/2016

?MSC has launched its new Big Book catalogue featuring over 300 new pages of products and brands, new to MSC, which “are guaranteed to transform how you work”.   Read More

Seco Tools (UK)’s ‘Inspiration through Innovation’ advanced manufacturing best practice event 03/08/2016

Now in its third year, Seco Tools (UK)’s ‘Inspiration through Innovation’ advanced manufacturing best practice event will take place at the company’s Technology Centre in Alcester, on 21 and 22 September.  Read More

Lively North East event brings manufacturing and engineering innovation to the region 18/07/2016

The North East’s largest showcase of manufacturing and engineering suppliers has closed its doors on another successful year. Running from 6-7th July at the Radio Metro Arena, Newcastle, Manufacturing & Engineering North East provided a regional platform for the best of British design and manufacturing innovation.  Read More

Matchmaker CNC now offers oil mist separator and coolant management systems 24/06/2016

Matchmaker CNC has introduced a range of oil mist separator and coolant management systems to improve workplace and environmental conditions that can be supplied with an original machine tool order or as a retrofit solution.  Read More

Filtermist improves air quality at JLR engine plant 14/06/2016

Employees at Jaguar Land Rover’s new Engine Manufacturing Centre are breathing easy thanks to the installation of a comprehensive centralised oil mist extraction system from Filtermist International.   Read More

Filtermist International expands LEV testing service and more 06/06/2016

Telford-based air filtration and extraction specialist Filtermist International is boosting its local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems testing activities, and more, through the addition of experienced personnel.  Read More

Nederman opens new demonstration facility 11/05/2016

Industrial air filtration company Nederman has now remodelled its UK headquarters in Preston to offer a comprehensive demonstration and training facility for manufacturers aiming to reduce the environmental impact from production processes.   Read More

Less than a month to go before Parts2Clean 05/05/2016

The 14th International Trade Fair for Industrial Parts and Surface Cleaning returns at the end of the month in Stuttgart, Germany, for the last time in early summer; next year the event returns to its traditional autumn timeslot in October.   Read More

Son takes over at family-owned coolant distributor Jemtech 23/03/2016

Jemtech, the exclusive distributor of Blaser Cutting Fluids in the UK and Ireland, has announced that current managing director Steve Coull will hand over the reins of the company to his son and current commercial director, Stewart, from April 2016.  Read More

Houghton metalworking fluid gains new aerospace approval 04/03/2016

Metalworking fluids manufacturer Houghton International has received approval from aeroengine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney for the use of Hocut 4940 metalworking fluid in the production of its aircraft engines and military power units under the Pratt & Whitney reference PMC 9151.  Read More

Filtermist buys Filtertech 03/03/2016

Coolant filter manufacturer Filtermist International has acquired Filtertech to further bolster its service offering to UK customers.   Read More

Turbex highlights wide range of degreasing equipment at MACH (stand 5281) 01/03/2016

Turbex is launching an Elma automated cleaning line intended for applications where a very high level of precision cleaning is essential.  Read More

CNC Machine Tools represents Accustrip central coolant systems in UK 12/02/2016

CNC Machine Tools is now selling Accustrip of Denmark’s range of central coolant filtration systems and chip/swarf separation systems for CNC machines, after signing a UK partnership/distribution agreement.  Read More

Filtermist goes beyond oil mist filters at MACH (stand 5044) 11/02/2016

Industrial air filtration specialist Filtermist will be showcasing its wide-ranging expertise at MACH 2016.  Read More

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