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Afton Declares Force Majeure
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Afton Declares Force Majeure

Lube Report Americas - August 3, 2022

Afton Chemical declared force majeure effective July 26 because flooding at its additives plant in Sauget, Illinois – ...

An Overview of Metalworking Fluids

An Overview of Metalworking Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

This crash course in metalworking fluids covers everything from health and safety to formulation basics.

Spotlight on Additives

Spotlight on Additives

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

Lanxess explains how its sulfur carriers combine versatility and exceptional performance.

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OQ Gives Final Approval for Expansion

Lube Report Americas - July 27, 2022

OQ Chemicals said Tuesday it reached a final investment decision to build additional propionic aldehyde capacity as well ...

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Afton Expands Additives Plant

Lube Report Americas - July 20, 2022

Afton Chemical Corp. announced today that it completed a $70 million expansion at its lubricant additive factory in Saug ...

Big Additive Suppliers Halt Sales in Russia

Big Additive Suppliers Halt Sales in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - July 19, 2022

The world’s main suppliers of lubricant additive packages have stopped supplying Russia, two industry consultants told ...

Perstorp Boosts 2-EHA Production

Perstorp Boosts 2-EHA Production

Lube Report EMEA - July 12, 2022

Perstorp Group announced on July 7 that it has increased production capacity of 2-ethylhexanoic acid at its plant in Ste ...

When Change Is Not a Choice

When Change Is Not a Choice

Lubes'n'Greases - July 6, 2022

Of the countless headaches the lubricants industry has faced in the past few years, Tom Glenn says that allocation may b ...

Cupper Builds Blending Plant

Cupper Builds Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2022

Russian independent lubricant maker Cupper plans to build a lubricant blending plant in Dzershinsk, in Russia’s Nizhny ...

Grease Output Up in Japan, Southeast Asia

Grease Output Up in Japan, Southeast Asia

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2022

Global grease production increased 8% in 2021, according to the latest survey by the National Lubricating Grease Institu ...

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2022

Lubricating grease production in North America rose 9% in 2021, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institute ...

Albemarle Ramps Up Lithium Output

Albemarle Ramps Up Lithium Output

Lube Report Americas - June 15, 2022

Albemarle Corp. opened an additional plant Monday at its lithium production site in Antofagasta, Chile, part of a strate ...

A Brief History of Dispersants and Future Needs

A Brief History of Dispersants and Future Needs

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Why are dispersants so important? How have they evolved over time? Will they continue to be a major formulation componen ...

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

A research institute has developed two real-time methods for measuring the homogeneity of lubricating greases. What do t ...

Profits, Sales up for Vertex, Perimeter

Profits, Sales up for Vertex, Perimeter

Lube Report Americas - May 25, 2022

Vertex Energy Inc. reported large increases in gross profit and revenues for its used motor oil collection and processin ...

Plitt Wins IPAC Arbitration Case

Plitt Wins IPAC Arbitration Case

Lube Report Americas - May 25, 2022

An arbitrator last month issued a final award exonerating a former executive of International Petroleum Products & A ...

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Evonik to Shed Performance Materials

Lube Report EMEA - May 17, 2022

Evonik announced last week that it will exit its Performance Materials business unit, which supplies some intermediate c ...