Aerospace Lubricants, which serves the specialized grease needs of military and commercial aviation, announced a recent plant expansion which will add 10 million pounds of grease production capacity at its Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. location.
With the added capacity, the company will be able to expand its product offering to open up sales into the industrial, automotive, and private label market segments. A dedicated NSF H-1 food machinery grease line provides additional variety to the industrial product range.
Ten stainless steel grease kettles are at the center of a plant design focused on improved product quality, with dedicated production lines by thickener type to prevent cross contamination. With special emphasis on grease cleanliness, high levels of product filtration have been employed. Products can be processed down to 35-micron filtration prior to packaging. Batch sizes will range from 1,000 to 10,000 pounds to better align with market needs for small volume customized products.
Aerospace Lubricants has the ability and experience to provide stock or custom formulations for differentiated product. Available product technology includes lithium, lithium complex, anhydrous calcium, calcium complex, calcium sulfonate, aluminum complex, polyurea, bentonite clay, PTFE, polyurea, and fumed silica thickened greases. A wide array of base oils is also available such PAO, PAG/OSP, Esters, PFPE, Silicone, and various mineral oils.
The in-house quality control laboratory is ISO 17025 certified, to ensure that all products meet the demanding requirements of the customer. Aerospace Lubricants operates under the quality standards of ISO 9001:2015 and is pursuing the strict international automotive quality standard IATF 16949.