Demand is slowing almost everywhere for finished lubricants and base oils alike -- due in no small part to rapidly advancing quality and performance, says Kline & Co.
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Volume 21, Issue 1: January 2015 Lubes'n'Greases Magazine
The association is busy renewing the licenses for 12,000 products and shepherding two critical category upgrades, all while battling a worrisome spike in oil defects.
Following years of dialogue with regulators, used oil recycling's largest trade group believes a sensible stance on PCB-contaminated oil may be within reach.
Polyalphaolefin demand is surging, especially in "strategic" applications. And producers are wading in with more supply to meet the need.
Reform of the country's energy sector in 2014 opened the door for new business opportunities and players, but also ushered in a climate of uncertainty and challenges. What does that mean for its base oil and lubricants?
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