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Residents File Suits Over Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 23, 2021

Lubrizol and its Chemtool subsidiary face lawsuits from residents alleging major impacts on their properties from the de ...

European Grease Output Fell in 2020

European Grease Output Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - June 22, 2021

Lubricating grease production in Europe fell 7% in 2020, according to the latest survey by the United States-based Natio ...

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Fire Strikes Infineum Plant

Lube Report EMEA - June 22, 2021

A fire occurred June 17 at Infineum’s lubricant additives manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany. No one was injured, ...

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lube Report Asia - June 18, 2021

Lithium greases made a small comeback in 2020 in Asia’s two largest grease markets, according to the latest survey by ...

Vertellus to Acquire IM Chemicals

Vertellus to Acquire IM Chemicals

Lube Report Americas - June 2, 2021

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Vertellus acquired IM Chemicals, another specialty chemicals producer involved in the l ...

Spotlight on Grease

Spotlight on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

Figures from the National Lubricating Grease Institute’s 2019 Annual Production Survey showed that although lithium r ...

Additive Investments Move East

Additive Investments Move East

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

The markets for lubricants and additives in North America and Europe have shown minimal growth in the past decade. The ...

Lockhart Buys Chlorinated Paraffin Assets

Lockhart Buys Chlorinated Paraffin Assets

Lube Report Americas - May 26, 2021

Lockhart Chemical Co. announced last week that it acquired chlorinated paraffin manufacturing rights and related assets ...

The Art of Glass

The Art of Glass

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

A tribological coating allows for increased production of vaccine vials.   For the past year, pharmacologists a ...

Profits Down, Sales Up for Afton

Profits Down, Sales Up for Afton

Lube Report Americas - April 28, 2021

Rounding out a year since COVID-19 struck its home market, Afton Chemical continued to run behind pre-pandemic performan ...

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EPA Seeks Input on Two Additives

Lube Report Americas - April 21, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is asking for additional public input on final rules for five chemical ...

Richful, Lopal Raised Profits in 2020

Richful, Lopal Raised Profits in 2020

Lube Report Asia - April 16, 2021

China’s Jiangsu Lopal Tech. Co. and Richful Lube Additive Co. recorded increases in net profit and revenue last year a ...

Futures Market Near for Lithium Hydroxide

Futures Market Near for Lithium Hydroxide

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2021

Derivatives marketplace CME Group last week announced it would begin trading futures contracts for lithium hydroxide on ...

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BRB Constructing Lube Additives Plant

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

Chemical company BRB International announced last week the groundbreaking for a lubricant additive factory that it will ...

The Unvarnished Truth about Aminic Antioxidants

The Unvarnished Truth about Aminic Antioxidants

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Sludge and varnish in turbines, such as those used for power generation, have been observed more frequently in recent y ...

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

Fuchs Petrolub SE opened a polyurea lubricating grease factory at its Kaiserslautern, Germany, site, the company announc ...

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ECHA Starts 2021 HazMat Consultation

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

The European Chemicals Agency started public consultation March 9 on eight proposed substances proposed for designation ...