Additives

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

Lube Report EMEA - January 5, 2021

German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly reported 26% higher sales in November and 38% higher s ...

Making the Match

Making the Match

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

A better understanding of gearbox coatings will help both lube formulators and OEMs. As power density increases for ...

Chemical Supplier Buying Control of Kangtai

Chemical Supplier Buying Control of Kangtai

Lube Report Asia - December 25, 2020

Rianlon Corp., a Tianjin, China-based chemical company, will buy over 90% of the shares in Kangtai Lubricant Additives C ...

2020: Busy Beyond Pandemic

2020: Busy Beyond Pandemic

Lube Report Asia - December 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was the biggest news in any industry in 2020, but the region’s lubricant markets had plenty of o ...

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

The United States Environmental Protection Agency concluded Monday that perchloroethylene does not pose an unreasonable ...

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Richful Builds Additive Plant After IPO

Lube Report Asia - December 11, 2020

Richful Lube Additive Co. plans to build its second factory – located in Cangzhou, Hebei province, China – after con ...

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Biofuels Hog Tall Oil Supply

Lube Report Americas - December 9, 2020

A recent study forecasts an 8% supply deficit for crude tall oil for all applications by 2030 because of high demand for ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

The Readers Have Spoken  My wife and I were watching beach volleyball in Laguna Beach, California, on January 1 ...

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Mitsui Completes Additives Plant

Lube Report Asia - November 20, 2020

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. announced last week that it has finished building a plant that will make synthetic hydrocarbon flu ...

No Hitch for Your Folks’ Wagons

No Hitch for Your Folks’ Wagons

PEV - November 16, 2020

German auto giant Volkswagen is holding course on investing multi-billions into its electrification future.

Sanyo Chemical Plant Delayed

Sanyo Chemical Plant Delayed

Lube Report Asia - November 13, 2020

Japan’s Sanyo Chemical Industries delayed until early next year the start of operations at its new viscosity index imp ...

Profits Up for Afton, Valvoline

Profits Up for Afton, Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - November 4, 2020

Afton Chemical reported higher operating profit and a decrease in sales for its third quarter, and Valvoline’s operati ...

Capacity Rising for Infineum Detergents

Capacity Rising for Infineum Detergents

Lube Report EMEA - November 3, 2020

A lubricant additive factory that ExxonMobil operates on behalf of Infineum is wrapping up an expansion of a facility th ...

Low-BN Cylinder Oils Fall Short of the Goal

Low-BN Cylinder Oils Fall Short of the Goal

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

In effect since the start of the year, the International Marine Organization’s 2020 international convention was impl ...

ZDDP Lives On

ZDDP Lives On

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Emissions regulations threatened to steal engine oil formulators’ main weapon against wear. How has its use persisted?

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

PEV - October 1, 2020

There are a number of potential avenues of development and challenges for electric vehicle lubricant formulators, but wh ...

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Brenntag Adopts New Structure

Lube Report EMEA - September 29, 2020

Chemicals distributor Brenntag said last week that it will change its operating model by forming two units – one to su ...