BASF-YPC Makes Ethanolamines in China

Lube Report Asia - November 24, 2023

Sinopec and BASF recently inaugurated the downstream expansion of their petrochemicals joint venture in Nanjing, China ...


BASF Adds Alkylethanolamines Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 8, 2022

BASF will build a new world-scale production plant for alkylethanolamines at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium, with ...


Huntsman Boosts Amines Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2021

Huntsman Corp.’s Performance Products division will expand its manufacturing facility in Petfurdo, Hungary, to meet gr ...

The Unvarnished Truth about Aminic Antioxidants

The Unvarnished Truth about Aminic Antioxidants

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Sludge and varnish in turbines, such as those used for power generation, have been observed more frequently in recent ye ...


Start-up Progresses at Sasol Project

Lube Report Americas - September 4, 2019

Sasol announced last week that its new 1.5 million tons per year ethane cracker in Lake Charles, Louisiana, reached a mi ...


Swedish Surfactants Plant Expands

Lube Report EMEA - September 3, 2019

Nouryon announced Aug. 27 that it will double capacity at its surfactants plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, through a 12-mil ...

MFG Upgrades Manufacturing Plants

MFG Upgrades Manufacturing Plants

Lube Report Americas - August 28, 2019

MFG Chemical recently announced manufacturing upgrades at its facilities in Dalton, Georgia, that make surfactants, este ...

Huntsman Sells Surfactants Business

Huntsman Sells Surfactants Business

Lube Report Americas - August 14, 2019

Indorama Ventures acquired Huntsman Corp.s chemical intermediates and surfactants businesses for $2 billion, the compani ...


DCHA and the Trade War

Lube Report Americas - August 29, 2018

An industry association said this month that U.S. tariffs on China were constraining availability of DCHA, a corrosion i ...


Will Varnish Vanish?

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2018

New oils and maintenance techniques may finally scrub the threat of varnish from the face industrial equipment.


Growth Forecast for Amines

Lube Report Asia - July 11, 2017

The global amines market will grow at a compound annual rate of more than 5 percent from 2017 to 2021, with China and In ...


BASF Opens Amines Plant

Lube Report Asia - May 3, 2016

BASF announced the start-up last week of a new specialty amines plant in Nanjing, China. The facility will make dimethyl ...


Antioxidants Signal Lubricant Health

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 17, 2015

Many lubricants depend on antioxidants to protect the base oil against severe oxidation and degradation. A method called ...


BASF to Expand Amines Capacity

Lube Report - March 11, 2015

BASF announced plans March 4 to significantly expand its production capacity for 20 specialty amines at its chemical com ...


Huntsman: Asia Needs More Amines

Lube Report Asia - February 17, 2015

Huntsman Corp. will double capacity at its polyetheramines plant in Jurong Island, Singapore, to 50,000 tons per year by ...


The Contributions of Additives

Lube Report Asia - December 30, 2014

Formulators use a wide range of chemicals to perform the long list of jobs assigned to lubricant additives. Todays engin ...


A Watchful Eye on Amines

Lubes'n'Greases - May 13, 2014

They help metalworking fluid formulators boost corrosion control, emulsification and microbial resistance. Just be sure ...