The Middle East is gaining a reputation as a supply hub for base oils, and examples abound to support that contention. However, according to an industry expert, the operating performance of some base oil refineries in the region lags that of their global peers.
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Issue 61: July 2014 Lubes'n'Greases Magazine
Europe, Middle East and Africa
In the drive to improve fuel economy, the primary focus has been on reducing friction. But testing at Lubrizol suggests that what’s happening at the surface of engine parts is just as critical to improving fuel economy. Their findings show that protecting engine parts by using surface-active additives not only helps reduce friction, but also improves durability.
The Russian automotive lubricants market is expected to grow 11 percent by 2017, driven by increased passenger car sales and a fleet that is slated to reach 50 million units by 2018. A Moscow-based research company describes the factors supporting this growth.
Lubes'n'Greases Europe-Middle East-Africa is the first independent regional business magazine for and about the lubricants, base oil, additives and lube packaging industries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It reports on marketing and technology trends, raw material supplies, regulations and OEM specifications, and the challenges faced by end users of lubes and greases and the solutions that meet their needs. Every issue includes breaking news, in-depth features and informed opinions.
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