The UK-based Applied Graphene Materials reports positive preliminary findings following independent performance testing on graphene-enhanced base oils produced by the group. The performance testing was undertaken by BfB Oil Research in Belgium.
Base oils are used in a many industries, like lubricating greases, motor oils and metal processing fluids. BfB's initial results demonstrate that low loading levels of the group's graphene nanoplatelets, within base oils, reduce friction and the wear of metal surfaces. This opens up the way to further development for commercial applications in high performance oils and greases.