Additives

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2020

Chinese additives maker Kangtai Lubricant Additives Co. started construction in June on a 50,000 metric tons per year ad ...

Tianhe Delisted from Stock Exchange

Tianhe Delisted from Stock Exchange

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2020

Tianhe Chemicals Group’s listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange was cancelled Thursday after a review panel late last ...

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Localities Faulted for Response to Rouen Fire

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2020

A French Senate inquiry last week blasted local and regional governments’ response to the September 2019 blaze at a Lu ...

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Places’n’Faces

LNG Magazine - June 2, 2020

U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Nynas Nynas AB announced last month that Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. sold a 35 percent ...

Spotlight on Grease

Spotlight on Grease

LNG Magazine - June 2, 2020

The grease industry has been under pressure to develop formulations that keep pace with the increased performance and ef ...

Shear Improvement: Polymers Keep Mechanical Stability

Shear Improvement: Polymers Keep Mechanical Stability

LNG Magazine - June 2, 2020

Polymers can improve water resistance, thickener yield and tackiness in grease formulations, but their long molecular st ...

Greases Make MR Fluid Technology Stick

Greases Make MR Fluid Technology Stick

LNG Magazine - June 2, 2020

Magnetorheological fluids are being used in an increasing number of applications, but this relatively new technology sti ...

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Altivia Acquires Additive Plant

Lube Report Americas - May 31, 2020

Altivia Oxide Chemicals LLC acquired KMCO and its associated chemical ethoxylation manufacturing assets in Crosby, Texas ...

Formulating in a Legislative Straitjacket

Formulating in a Legislative Straitjacket

LNG Magazine EMEA - May 27, 2020

Once the traumas of lost production and lost customers due to Covid-19 are over, metalworking fluid formulators will hav ...

A New LSPI Test for Aged Oil

A New LSPI Test for Aged Oil

LNG Magazine - April 29, 2020

ILSAC GF-6 makes its debut this month, but trouble is already brewing around LPSI prevention as engine oils age. A new t ...

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Product News

LNG Magazine - April 29, 2020

Lube’n’Go Citgo Petroleum Corp. has developed the Mystik GoBox for the agricultural sector. The packaging system ...

Q1 Profits, Sales Up for Afton

Q1 Profits, Sales Up for Afton

Lube Report Americas - April 27, 2020

Afton Chemical posted increases in both operating profit and sales for the quarter ending March 31, compared to a year e ...

Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

LNG Magazine EMEA - April 27, 2020

Air is an enemy of lubricants. One of a formulator’s major challenges is keeping out the entrained air caused by slidi ...

Interchange Emergency Enacted for Additives

Interchange Emergency Enacted for Additives

Lube Report Americas - April 21, 2020

The American Chemistry Council on Monday invoked an emergency protocol meant to give companies flexibility to cope with ...

Stock Exchange Hears Tianhe Appeal

Stock Exchange Hears Tianhe Appeal

Lube Report Asia - March 26, 2020

Tianhe Chemicals Group is scheduled to appear before a Hong Kong Stock Exchange disciplinary board today to appeal its d ...

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IPAC Wins Case Against Distributor

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Lubricant additive supplier IPAC said last week that it has won two arbitration decisions against a former distributor a ...

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Afton Posts Strong 2019, Valvoline Sales Up

Lube Report Americas - February 5, 2020

NewMarkets Afton Chemical reported lower operating profit in the fourth quarter but stronger full-year results, while Va ...