At the European Lubricating Grease Institute's annual general meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia, a representative from Afton Chemical, Richmond, Va., presented a study on how the different aspects of a grease formulation correlate to its effectiveness. 

Joe Kaperick, industrial advisor at Afton Chemical, discussed a study that investigated different aspects of a grease formulation and correlated them to the ability of that grease to protect bearings under operation at high temperature. These aspects include structural and thermal stability, friction, wear and oxidative stability, rheology, MTM-SLIM, FTIR and PDSC evaluations. Using some of the same tools, the study also looked at used greases from FE-9 bearing tests.