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Saturday, 02 August 2008

Dow Corning Online Calculator Helps Indian Manufacturers Identify Energy and CO2 Savings from Proper Lubrication

Mumbai, INDIA - Aug 01, 2008: With just a few keystrokes on a new online tool from Dow Corning Corporation, manufacturing plant managers in India can estimate their emissions reductions and cost savings from reduced energy usage if they lubricated their equipment properly. 


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"A research survey that we commissioned last year clearly indicated that Indian companies consider increasing energy efficiency and reducing waste as key priorities. Our online calculator can help these manufacturers meet their environmental sustainability goals and fulfill their commitment to innovative, energy-efficient and cost-effective solutions by understanding where they may be wasting energy," said Phil Grellier, Dow Corning's global solutions development manager.

"A typical large manufacturing plant can have more than 80,000 lubrication points, any of which can create drag and friction, meaning more energy is needed and more emissions are created," adds Grellier. "The wrong lubricant, or the correct lubricant applied in the wrong manner, can be highly inefficient and even halt plant operations. With so much at stake, making sure that the equipment is properly lubricated is critical."

When users enter the number and types of equipment, such as motors, gearboxes, pumps, compressors and fans, and other variables such as the kilowatts needed to run them, the hours per day and days per year into the Dow Corning Molykote® Energy Savings Calculator, they are shown potential reductions in kilowatt hours, carbon dioxide emissions and the associated cost savings.

This comes at a time when Molykote is celebrating its 60th Anniversary, 41 years after being acquired by Dow Corning. The Molykote® brand lubricants team from Dow Corning promotes the benefits of proper lubricants and lubrication services for customers around the world. From an initial one-product offering, the brand has expanded to offer multi-purpose oils, synthetic and ultra high-purity fluids, specialty compounds, greases, pastes, and anti-friction coatings, as well as consulting services through a network of more than 3,000 partner organizations.

"As it grew from a lubricant supplier to a valued partner, Molykote became a leader in meeting ever-growing customer demands, such as cost-savings and energy reduction through proper lubrication. The energy savings calculator is an initiative commemorating the same concern for the environment." said Eriko Sakurai, global executive director for Dow Corning's lubrication expertise business.

An excellent example of Molykote's commitment to helping companies reduce energy consumption, the calculator can be accessed online at the Molykote website:

MOLYKOTE and Dow Corning are registered trademarks of Dow Corning Corporation.

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