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The birth of new products: 4 ways we innovate

Posted on 23 October 2015 by Daniel Callaghan Comments

Well, it’s less than a month to go now until Productronica 2015 and it’s almost all that we are talking about here in the office! Well, that and the rugby world cup which has been stirring some friendly rivalry within our multinational team over the last few weeks.

There’s been a lot of excitement for a few months now about the range of new product solutions that we have been developing ready to launch next month. Guaranteed to attract a lot of interest are our new Conformal Coatings (some of which are unique in the industry); epoxy, polyurethane and silicone encapsulation resins, and we have even enhanced a selection of our existing range of thermal products. When planning this blog and deciding on content it seemed a real no-brainer – let’s give everyone a glimpse into the workings and thought processes that we undergo during product development!

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Reactive Solutions: "Yesterday, or ideally last week!" – Case Study 2

Posted on 08 October 2015 by Celine Virgo Comments
Tags: LED Industry, Case Study

Visual of the lighting at the European Games in Baku

In the first week of March earlier this year, my phone rang and it was Alexandre Boullot, Managing Director of Odeli - On DEmand LIghting (French LED specialist responsible for designing bespoke lighting solutions).

A young and energetic company, Odeli have 3 bywords for success: Quality, Innovation and Reactivity. The reason for their call? They had just won an urgent contract, and needed an immediate solution – yesterday, if possible.

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Automotive Engineering Show 2015 Rundown

Posted on 02 September 2015 by Radheka Kandula

The Electrolube Stand

We’ve been revving up with excitement after our debut appearance at the Automotive Engineering Show (AES) in Chennai, India, last month. A part of the world-renowned Automechanika Trade Fair, which takes place in 13 different locations around the globe, the AES centres around engineering and automation in Vehicle and Automotive component manufacturing companies.

Chennai is the perfect location for it, too; it’s India’s 2nd largest industrial city, and is one of the most heavily concentrated centres of Auto Vehicle and Component…

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3 Ways a Thermal Shock Chamber Improves our Service

Posted on 10 August 2015 by Emelia Beeson Comments
Tags: Conformal Coatings, Lab-Testing

Thermal Shock Chamber side view

I heard about a new investment in our laboratories; something ready to revolutionise and shock the industry, something that would improve our products - and something that I probably wouldn't understand without the help of some clever scientists.

Fortunately, there are ample of those at Electrolube, so I sat down with Carolyn Taylor, one of our Development Chemists, to learn about Electrolube's new Thermal Shock Chamber - what it does, how it helps, and how we're planning to change the industry with it.

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Thunderbirds Case Study: Rescuing the International Rescuers

Posted on 20 July 2015 by Daniel Callaghan Comments
Tags: Case Study

A classic Thunderbirds character puppet

FIVE... FOUR... THREE... TWO... ONE! Thunderbirds are GO!

I’m sure for many of you, this intro needs no further explaining; it was the opening sound track to possibly one of the best known and loved TV shows of, well, several generations. My dad watched it when it first came on television in the 60’s; I remember watching it as a child, and then my younger cousins watched it when I was a teenager.

You can imagine my interest then, when I found an old Electrolube newsletter in our archives featuring the Thunderbirds. As it turns out, Electrolube was pivotal in the production of the show!

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