Quality Lubricants Alone Are Fit For Textile Applications
The Textile magazine|August - September 2019
Quality Lubricants Alone Are Fit For Textile Applications
In an exclusive interview to The Textile Magazine, Roland Metelmann, Director of LUBCON Lubricant Asia Pacific, outlines the challenges in the textile industry, the importance of the Indian market and the digitalisation of lubrication and maintenance tasks.
K. Gopalakrishnan

How is business at LUBCON globally in the first half of 2019? How was the year 2018 overall?

LUBCON business has been growing every year since its inception in 1980. The years 2018 and 2019 are no exception.

What are the key highlights of LUBCON’s performance in recent times?

Expanding the reach to potential clients globally is our key priority. We are investing in production sites in Asia (Philippines/ India/ Indonesia). Philippines was chosen as our regional technical service center for Asia Pacific. Experts cover the entire region to support our customers and help to use our products in the most efficient ways possible.

Currently, we have 16 LUBCON subsidiaries on all continents and five manufacturing sites worldwide. Our key priority is to be very near to our customers and provide state-of-the-art high-performance lubricants.

Which are the key markets for LUBCON globally?

LUBCON’s large product range focuses on the key markets – packaging, transportation, pharma, food & beverage, as well as textile manufacturing. We are also active in many other industrial segments such as ultra-high vacuum, oxygen, and wood manufacturing. All our activities can be checked on our website: www.lubcon.com.

Within the many industry verticals that LUBCON operates, how important is the textile industry?

Traditionally the textile industry was our focus market since the very early days. Operating conditions are severe and only the best lubricants are suitable for the various processes. The greases and oils are exposed to a very hostile environment and must be engineered to withstand these conditions (such as heat, speed, chemical aggressive fumes, and water).

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