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Ingevity, Georgia-Pacific End Tall Oil Trade

July 16, 2024

Ingevity Corp. ended its crude tall oil purchase agreement with GP Pine Chemicals LLC after several years of partnership ...

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TotalEnergies Buys Rerefiner Tecoil

July 8, 2024

TotalEnergies announced this week that it purchased Finnish rerefiner Str Tecoil Oy, another move reflecting Big Oil’s ...

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China Shifts from Lithium Thickeners

June 28, 2024

China’s grease industry continued shifting away from lithium soap thickeners, according to the latest survey from the ...

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June 28, 2024

Sweden-based specialty chemicals company Perstorp inaugurated on Feb. 20 in western India a  pentaerythritol production ...

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June 28, 2024

Sweden-based specialty chemicals company Perstorp inaugurated on Feb. 20 in western India a  pentaerythritol production ...

NLGI: Lithium Thickeners Still Declining

NLGI: Lithium Thickeners Still Declining

June 26, 2024

The grease industry’s use of lithium soap thickeners continued to decline in 2023 both worldwide and in North America, ...

Lithium Thickeners Dip in Europe

Lithium Thickeners Dip in Europe

June 25, 2024

The portion of greases made with lithium thickeners continued to decline in Europe in 2023, according to the latest surv ...

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Oronite to Boost China Output

May 24, 2024

Chevron Oronite announced Wednesday its final investment decision to expand its lubricant additive facility in Ningbo, i ...

Equinor Joins U.S. Lithium Projects

Equinor Joins U.S. Lithium Projects

May 15, 2024

Standard Lithium Ltd. announced a partnership with international energy major Equinor to develop two lithium extraction ...

Environmental Protection Laws Tighten Either Side of the Atlantic

Environmental Protection Laws Tighten Either Side of the Atlantic

April 30, 2024

The EU and the Biden Administration are working on new laws to curb emissions from industry.

Podcast: the Good News about Lithium Thickeners

Podcast: the Good News about Lithium Thickeners

April 24, 2024

Lithium's versatility has made it the go-to for decades, but developing alternatives is now a priority.

Podcast 20: the Bad News about Lithium Thickeners

Podcast 20: the Bad News about Lithium Thickeners

April 3, 2024

In the not-too-distant past, the grease industry had a fair amount of sway when it came to the price of lithium.

The Fundamentals of Grease

The Fundamentals of Grease

April 1, 2024

Explore the building blocks of lubricating greases as well as trends in global grease demand.

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Novel Sets Up Blending in the U.S.

March 20, 2024

Novel Reliable Technologies announced it is expanding its presence in North America with blending and warehouse capabili ...

Lubrizol Earnings About Flat in 2023

Lubrizol Earnings About Flat in 2023

March 13, 2024

Lubrizol’s pre-tax earnings for 2023 were relatively unchanged from 2022, although Berkshire Hathaway noted that they ...

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SI Enters Manufacturing Agreement in China

March 1, 2024

SI Group has entered a long-term agreement to have some of its chemical products manufactured by Dingjide Petrochemical ...

Perstorp Opens Penta Plant in India

Perstorp Opens Penta Plant in India

February 23, 2024

Perstorp inaugurated a pentaerythritol production plant in western India on Feb. 20, saying it will meet growing regiona ...