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Volume 21, Issue 2: February 2015 Lubes'n'Greases Magazine


“They’re Tough to Beat”

U.S. and Canadian refiners have structural advantages that international rivals lack. No wonder they're generating robust profit margins, says Steve Ames.

Avast Opportunity

You'll need world-class technologies and supply chains to drop anchor in the $5 billion marine lubricants market. Just prepare to go long, because U.S. demand is pretty slim.

Ins and Outs of U.S. Base Oils

Imports and exports didn't always play a vital role in the U.S. base oil and lubricants markets. But these volumes have more than doubled since 2002 -- and here's why.

The History and Future of Food-processing Lubes

Industrial-scale food production is a relatively new and rapidly growing business. Today approximately 70 percent of the average diet consists of processed foods. The equipment, from picking to packaging, must be lubricated but how do we ensure that the lubricant is fit for use?

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