Detergents

Capacity Rising for Infineum Detergents
A lubricant additive factory in Port-Jerome, France that ExxonMobil operates on behalf of Infineum is wrapping up an expansion of a facility that makes detergent components. Photo courtesy of Infineum

Capacity Rising for Infineum Detergents

Lube Report EMEA - November 3, 2020

A lubricant additive factory that ExxonMobil operates on behalf of Infineum is wrapping up an expansion of a facility th ...

Low-BN Cylinder Oils Fall Short of the Goal

Low-BN Cylinder Oils Fall Short of the Goal

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

In effect since the start of the year, the International Marine Organization’s 2020 international convention was impl ...

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Lube Report Asia - July 3, 2020

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

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The Journey to Compliance

Lubes'n'Greases - December 21, 2019

Now that the marine industrys approach to IMO 2020 seems to be settling out, lubricant producers can ramp up efforts on ...

Growth Seen Looming for Additives

Growth Seen Looming for Additives

Lube Report Americas - October 2, 2019

Global lubricant additive demand volume will grow 0.5 percent per year from 4.6 million tons in 2018 to more than 4.8 mi ...

Additive Volumes Forecast to Grow

Additive Volumes Forecast to Grow

Lube Report Asia - September 27, 2019

Global lubricant additive demand volume will grow 0.5 percent per year from 4.6 million tons in 2018 to more than 4.8 mi ...

Additive

Quenching LSPI in Modern Engines

Lubes'n'Greases - April 23, 2018

Low-speed pre-ignition can knock down even the fittest of modern engines. Research says calcium based additives may be r ...

Chevron Oronite Doubles Carboxylate Capacity

Chevron Oronite Doubles Carboxylate Capacity

Lube Report Asia - November 7, 2017

Chevron Oronite completed an expansion of its additives plant in Singapore that doubles its global carboxylate-based det ...

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Lubricating the Energy Boom

Lubes'n'Greases - April 18, 2017

Natural gas is fueling ever more of the worlds increasing energy demands. Stationary engines havent escaped this trend, ...

Additive

A New Course for Marine Cylinder Oils

Lubes'n'Greases - December 22, 2016

Emissions regulations and fuel efficiency demands are forcing marine engine manufacturers to get creative fast, and cyli ...

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Additives Boost Fuel Economy

Lube Report Asia - December 29, 2015

Protecting engine parts with surface-active additives is critical to improving fuel economy, and may be a revolution in ...

Additive

Will Additives Outpace the Lubes Market?

Lubes'n'Greases - December 23, 2015

Demand for higher performance products means higher demand for additives, but not all components will benefit equally.

Additive

Oronite to Make Carboxylates in Singapore

Lube Report Asia - January 13, 2015

Chevron Oronite announced yesterday that it will install carboxylate capacity at its lubricant additive plant in Singapo ...

Additive

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 ...

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Oronite Expands in Singapore

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2014

Chevron Oronite announced last week the completion of a major expansion at its lubricant additive plant in Singapore. Th ...

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Afton Breaks Ground in Singapore

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2014

Afton Chemical began construction last week of a lubricant additive plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, The facility is s ...

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Asia Beckons, Infineum Answers

Lubes'n'Greases - May 27, 2014

The additives maker has anted up a hefty $150 million to build a salicylate plant in Singapore. And it says a new plant ...