A Brief History of Dispersants and Future Needs
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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 ...

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 imple ...


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 ...


The Sticky Problem of Viscous Additives

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - November 17, 2019

Almost the entire lubricant industry is moving toward lower viscosity fluids. But in some additive package components, m ...


The Notorious PIBs

Lubes'n'Greases - June 24, 2019

Polyisobutenes have kept a steady beat in the market. Recently producers have been cranking up the volume to meet increa ...


Predicting the Future of Additive Package Components

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 20, 2019

Additive companies play a key role in the drive for improved fuel economy and emissions targets, which are in turn deter ...


Afton Completes Singapore Expansion

Lube Report Asia - September 21, 2018

Afton Chemical Corp. said Wednesday that it has completed an expansion of its lubricant additive plant in Singapore and ...


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.


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 ...


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.


Afton to Expand Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - August 25, 2015

Afton Chemical Corp. announced last week that it will expand its new lubricant additives plant in Singapore, increasing ...


Tianhe Dreams Big, Spends Big

Lubes'n'Greases - September 8, 2014

A recent IPO infused the native Chinese additive company with $654 million, a key milepost on its path to becoming a bil ...


Building Blocks for Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - May 22, 2014

While some lubricants need only a single component, such as a rust inhibitor, engine oils demand a complex mix of chemis ...


Who Are the Additive Winners (and Losers)?

Lubes'n'Greases - May 22, 2014

A new study sees antioxidants, friction modifiers and PPD racing ahead in this $10 billion market, as antiwear agents an ...


Additives Growth Throttles Back

Lubes'n'Greases - May 17, 2014

Global economic woes have deflated the near-term outlook for lube additives, but there are some brighter openings among ...


Additives Growth to Outpace Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - April 2, 2014

Global consumption of lubricant additives is climbing 2.2 percent a year -- which is faster than the lubes they go into, ...


Additives Demand Outpaces Lubes

Lube Report - February 26, 2014

Global lubricant additive consumption will grow 2.2 percent per year from 4 million metric tons in 2012 to 4.5 million t ...