Additives

Cepsa JV Mulls Palm Chemicals Expansion
An aerial view of Sinarmas Cepsa Pte Ltd.’s production site in Lubuk Gaung, Indonesia. Photo courtesy Cepsa

Cepsa JV Mulls Palm Chemicals Expansion

Lube Report Asia - November 18, 2022

The Sinarmas Cepsa Pte joint venture will expand production of biobased chemicals at its fatty alcohol plant in Indonesi ...

BRB Opens Additives Factory

BRB Opens Additives Factory

Lube Report EMEA - November 15, 2022

BRB International announced last week the opening of a lubricant additives factory in Echt, Netherlands, a facility that ...

Idemitsu Develops Ash-free Diesel Engine Oil

Idemitsu Develops Ash-free Diesel Engine Oil

Lube Report Asia - November 11, 2022

Japanese lubricant blender Idemitsu Kosan developed an ash-free heavy-duty diesel engine oil with no metallic detergents ...

Profits Down for HF Sinclair, Quaker

Profits Down for HF Sinclair, Quaker

Lube Report Americas - November 9, 2022

HF Sinclair’s lubricants and specialty product segment reported a $5 million loss from operations in the third quarter ...

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Richful Plans Additives Expansion

Lube Report Asia - October 28, 2022

Richful Lube Additive Co. has proposed investing ¥1 billion (U.S. $138.3 million) to expand its lubricant additive fact ...

Profits, Sales Up for Afton

Profits, Sales Up for Afton

Lube Report Americas - October 26, 2022

Afton Chemical reported 15% higher operating profit and a 12% bump in sales for the quarter ending Sept. 30 as increases ...

BASF to Build Neopentyl Glycol Plant

BASF to Build Neopentyl Glycol Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 14, 2022

BASF announced on Tuesday it will invest an undisclosed amount to build a neopentyl glycol plant with 80,000 metric tons ...

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BASF, Hannong Plan Surfactants JV

Lube Report Asia - October 7, 2022

BASF and Hannong Chemicals have tentatively agreed to form a joint venture that would manufacture non-ionic surfactants ...

Kirei Vows to Make Additives for Russia

Kirei Vows to Make Additives for Russia

Lube Report EMEA - October 4, 2022

Kirei Chemical LLC, an Anglo-Russian company headquartered in London, announced it is building a lubricant additive fact ...

EU Green Deal Weighs on Chemicals

EU Green Deal Weighs on Chemicals

Lubes'n'Greases - October 3, 2022

The breakneck speed at which new regulations are being implemented in Europe may create drastic disruptions that the lub ...

An Antioxidant for Next-Generation Engine Oils

An Antioxidant for Next-Generation Engine Oils

Lubes'n'Greases - October 3, 2022

Today’s engine oils must meet increasingly stringent performance standards. Fortunately, a new additive may help to en ...

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

Lube Report Asia - September 30, 2022

Additives manufacturer SI Group is expanding production capacity at its Rasal, India, factory for antioxidants used in l ...

New Fuels and Engines Tax Marine Lubes

New Fuels and Engines Tax Marine Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - September 27, 2022

The emerging era of new ship engine designs and the mosaic of interim and future fuels that are part of shipping’s tra ...

Russian Base Oil Exports Decrease

Russian Base Oil Exports Decrease

Lube Report EMEA - September 27, 2022

Russia exported less base oil in June and July, compared to February, as shipments to Europe dwindled under the barrage ...

Afton Lifts Force Majeure

Afton Lifts Force Majeure

Lube Report Americas - September 21, 2022

Afton Chemical lifted its force majeure declaration effective Sept. 8, the company confirmed to Lube Report. In July, Af ...

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Oronite Expands Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - September 16, 2022

Chevron Oronite said Thursday that it has completed an expansion of its lubricant additive manufacturing plant in Singap ...

Tennessee Picked for Lithium Hydroxide Plant

Tennessee Picked for Lithium Hydroxide Plant

Lube Report Americas - September 14, 2022

Piedmont Lithium chose Etowah, Tennessee as the site of a 30,000 metric tons per year lithium hydroxide plant, with comp ...