Tag Archive: lubricants

SCL Expands Presence in Bay Area with Acquisition of SC Commercial Assets

December 18, 2020

Northern California Customers Maintain Fuel Service, Gain Access to SCL Expertise Long-time, family-operated provider of fuel, lubricants and service chemicals, SCL has acquired several SC Commercial assets – including team members, distribution, and other operational support – in the Bay Area. The move, which comes after more than 20 years... Read More +

SCL Adds Renewable Lubricants for Environmentally Friendly Product Option

December 17, 2020

New Product Line Offers Biodegradable, High-Performance Product Options While the use of biodegradable lubricants has long been required by law to protect coastlines and offer protection for consumers in food-grade manufacturing, a new line now available through SCL from Renewable Lubricants offers more environmentally friendly options for companies that want... Read More +

Electronic Particle Counter Tests Lubricants On Site in Real Time

June 28, 2020

SCL Investment Helps Keep Critical Machines Moving, Operations Running For SCL customers in industrial engineering and even construction, the vitality of their business depends on the precision of their machines. Microscopic particles invisible to the naked eye can throw an entire operation off, which can in turn equate to millions... Read More +

SCL Evolves Services to Align with Social Distancing Guidelines

April 28, 2020

New Procedures Focus on Safety, Ingenuity to Continue Delivering for Customers As businesses nationwide begin to eye ways they can start ushering customers back into their doors, numerous questions still exist about how long social distancing guidelines will govern how companies conduct day-to-day operations. Until those questions are answered, SCL... Read More +

How to Know When Your Drums are Ready for Pickup

January 29, 2020

Environmental and Transportation Regulations Demand Intact, Drip Dry Drums Customers in nearly every industry receive 55-gallon drums of oil, lubricants or chemicals from SCL on a regular basis. From automotive to construction, agriculture to industrial manufacturing plants, 55-gallon drum deliveries are a crucial part of doing business. But what about... Read More +

Double Dip Price Increase on Finished Lubricants

April 29, 2019

Rising Costs of Raw Materials Spur Second Price Increase Last week we published a notification alerting our customers to a pending 6% increase in price based on the rising cost of raw materials. Over the past week, however, most major oil suppliers announced an unexpected additional price increase from 6%... Read More +

Finished Lubricant Price Increase is on the Horizon

April 10, 2019

Price Increase Scheduled for Finished Lubricants – May 6, 2019 With increases in the cost of raw materials, rising freight costs and overall market fluctuations that affect manufactures, and the processing and delivery of finished products, a 6% finished lubricants price increase will go into effect on May 6th. In... Read More +

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Aumento del Precio del Lubricante Terminado está en el Horizonte

April 10, 2019
Aumento del Precio del Lubricante Terminado Aumento de precios para lubricantes terminados programado – 6 de mayo de 2019 Con… Read More +

Pulling an Oil Sample – Proper Techniques for Maximum Results

March 21, 2019

Pulling an Oil Sample - Proper Techniques for Maximum Results - One of the best ways that you can monitor the health and efficiency of your fleet is to implement regularly scheduled oil analysis as part of your preventative maintenance schedule. Oil analysis gives you a benchmark of the internal conditions within your equipment that you can then monitor over time to make any necessary adjustments...

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Extracción de una Muestra de Aceite: Técnicas Adecuadas para Obtener los Mejores Resultados

March 21, 2019
Extracción de una Muestra de Aceite Al Extraer una Muestra de Aceite, Asegúrese de Utilizar la Técnica Adecuada Una de… Read More +

Oil Sample Turnaround – Why a Rapid Return is Important

March 13, 2019

Oil Sample Turnaround - Why a Rapid Return is Important - Like the blood pumping through our veins, lubricating oil is the lifeblood or plasma within our vehicles and equipment. Without, they would come to a grinding halt - literally. As you can imagine...

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Entrega de Muestras de Aceite: Por Qué es Importante una Devolución Rápida

March 13, 2019
Entrega de Respuesta de Muestras de Aceite Cuanto Más Rápida sea la Devolución, Más Precisos Serán los Resultados Al igual… Read More +

Oil Analysis Shipping and Tracking Just Got Easier

November 1, 2018

Hassle-Free Oil Analysis Shipping and Rapid Results When mailing something at the post office, you have most likely heard the words, “Does this parcel contain anything fragile, liquid, perishable, or potentially hazardous?” Depending on the situation, oil analysis shipping may fall into all four of those categories – most notably... Read More +

Proper Disposal and Recycling of Used Oil and Grease

September 27, 2018

The Importance of Properly Disposing of Used Oil and Grease In 1842, Julius Robert Mayer, a German physician, chemist and physicist and one of the founders of thermodynamics, developed the Law of Conservation of Energy, which suggests that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it can only be transformed... Read More +

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Eliminación y Reciclaje Adecuados de Aceites y Grasas Utilizados

September 27, 2018
Eliminación Adecuada La Importancia de Desechar Adecuadamente el Aceite y la Grasa Utilizados En 1842, Julius Robert Mayer, un médico,… Read More +

Des-Case Filtration Products for Lubricant Protection

September 20, 2018

Des-Case – Optimal Protection Against Moisture and Debris Contamination control is a reality when you are dealing with products that can make or break the health and productivity of costly equipment. At SCL, we take contamination seriously, which is why we have partnered with Des-Case – an industry leader in... Read More +

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Des-Case: Productos de Filtración para la Protección de Lubricantes

September 20, 2018
Des-Case   Des-Case: Protección óptima contra la humedad y los desechos El control de la contaminación es una realidad cuando… Read More +

Grease Handling – Incorrect Storage is Costing You Money

August 21, 2018

Are You Properly Storing and Handling Your Grease? Grease doesn’t get as much attention as other types of lubricant products, but it can in fact be impacted by fluctuations in temperature and should be stored and handled in a way that maintains its chemical integrity. In this article we spoke... Read More +

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Manejo de Grasa: El Almacenamiento Incorrecto le está Costando Dinero

August 21, 2018
Manejo de Grasa ¿Está almacenando y manejando adecuadamente su grasa? La grasa no recibe tanta atención como otros tipos de… Read More +

How Houghton Fluids Keep Our Most Reputable Brands in Motion

July 19, 2018

Innovative and Sustainable Fluid Solutions For some of the world’s most reputable names and brands –  Rolls Royce, NASA, and Boeing – only the best will do, which is why they choose Houghton International fluid technology to meet their industrial needs. Based in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Houghton is involved with the... Read More +

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Cómo los Fluidos de Houghton Mantienen Nuestras Marcas más Reconocidas en Movimiento

July 19, 2018
Houghton Fluids Soluciones innovadoras y sostenibles para fluidos Para algunos de los nombres y marcas más reconocidas del mundo, Rolls… Read More +

Understanding Biobased and Biodegradable Lubricants

July 5, 2018

Many Applications Require Biobased Lubricants What Are Biodegradable Lubricants Biodegradable lubricants have molecular structures with the capacity to degrade biologically over time thru the processes of bacterial decomposition or by the enzymatic biodegradation of other living organisms such as yeast, protozoans and fungi. These biodegradable bases are often derived from... Read More +

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Comprendiendo los Lubricantes de Base Biológica y Biodegradables

July 5, 2018
Biodegradable Lubricants Muchas Aplicaciones Requieren Lubricantes de Base Biológica ¿Qué son los Lubricantes Biodegradables? Los lubricantes biodegradables tienen estructuras moleculares… Read More +

Finished Lubricants Price Increase Pending April 2018

April 17, 2018

Finished Lubricants Price Increase With the continued rise of raw material costs that impact the manufacturing, processing and delivery of finished lubricants, a 2nd round of price increases are expected by all major manufacturers by as early as April 23, 2018. According to Jobbers World, price increases on finished lubricant... Read More +

Lubricant Price Increases for All Major Manufacturers

February 6, 2018

This February Expect Lubricant Price Increases for all Major Oil Manufacturers Beginning in February 2018 you can expect all major oil manufacturers – Chevron, Shell, Phillips 66, Exxon/Mobil, etc – to roll out lubricant price increases of 5-7% on lubricating oils, coolants/antifreezes and greases, with certain specific products potentially increasing... Read More +

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