Welcome to the European Lubricating Grease Institute
The ELGI was established in May 1989 and is an independent, self-governing institute, financed solely by members. It is one of a group of scientific and technical institutes active in the field of tribology dealing with lubricating greases and associated products. The institute is involved in all aspects of this product group, particularly those concerning the technical, economic, ecological and legislative positions in Europe.
A number of working groups have been created to deal with important issues in the European grease market. Current topics include Railway Lubricants, Bio-based Greases, Fundamental Research, Food Industry Lubrication, Test Methods, Aerospace Greases, Education & Training and Grease & the Environment, Grease Shelf Life, REACH, Grease Particle Evaluation. Other groups are encouraged and the ELGI facilities are available for such activities.
2016 AGM Best Paper Award
ELGI's best paper committee has unanimously selected the paper & presentation on “Valorisation of Used Cooking Oil for the Production of Sustainable Lubricating Greases” by Dr. George S. Dodos, ELDON's S.A., Greece as winner of ELGI's Best Paper Award 2016.
The topic and paper are great contributions to 2016 AGM's theme "Sustainability in the Grease Industry" and embodies the spirit of originality and technological innovations ELGI is known for.