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Axel Invests in Three U.S. Grease Plants
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Axel Invests in Three U.S. Grease Plants

Lube Report Americas - July 21, 2021

Axel Christiernsson Group announced on July 15 that it is proceeding with an additional expansion and improvement plan a ...

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Accident Said to Cause Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 30, 2021

Local firefighting officials said last week that a June 14 blaze that heavily damaged a Chemtool grease plant in Rockton ...

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Residents File Suits Over Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 23, 2021

Lubrizol and its Chemtool subsidiary face lawsuits from residents alleging major impacts on their properties from the de ...

European Grease Output Fell in 2020

European Grease Output Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - June 22, 2021

Lubricating grease production in Europe fell 7% in 2020, according to the latest survey by the United States-based Natio ...

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lube Report Asia - June 18, 2021

Lithium greases made a small comeback in 2020 in Asia’s two largest grease markets, according to the latest survey by ...

Spotlight on Grease

Spotlight on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

Figures from the National Lubricating Grease Institute’s 2019 Annual Production Survey showed that although lithium r ...

Futures Market Near for Lithium Hydroxide

Futures Market Near for Lithium Hydroxide

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2021

Derivatives marketplace CME Group last week announced it would begin trading futures contracts for lithium hydroxide on ...

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

Fuchs Petrolub SE opened a polyurea lubricating grease factory at its Kaiserslautern, Germany, site, the company announc ...

Albemarle Boosts U.S. Lithium Capacity

Albemarle Boosts U.S. Lithium Capacity

Lube Report Americas - January 20, 2021

Albemarle Corp. recently announced plans to double capacity at its lithium mine in Nevada in response to burgeoning dema ...

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NLGI Launches Grease Certification

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

The National Lubricating Grease Institute launched on Dec. 2 its new High-Performance Multiuse Grease Certification, kno ...

Lithium Loosens Its Grip on Grease

Lithium Loosens Its Grip on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

At the end of March, India implemented the world’s most stringent lockdown in response to the novel coronavirus pande ...

Shear Improvement: Polymers Keep Mechanical Stability

Shear Improvement: Polymers Keep Mechanical Stability

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

Polymers can improve water resistance, thickener yield and tackiness in grease formulations, but their long molecular st ...

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Marketing Matters

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 27, 2020

Emeka Umejei looks at African grease trends.

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Expanding to Grow in Evolving Grease Market

Lube Report Americas - November 20, 2019

Aerospace Lubricants is nearing completion on an expansion to add 10 million pounds of grease production capacity at its ...

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Passing the Test: Choosing the Best Grease for Your Heavy Equipment

Lubes'n'Greases - November 20, 2019

A how-to guide for using bench tests to select the right grease for your heavy mining equipment.

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Axel to Expand, Improve U.S. Grease Plants

Lube Report Americas - October 30, 2019

Axel Christiernsson AB announced on Monday a multi-million dollar expansion and improvement plan across its three grease ...

Lithium Prices Give Back Ground

Lithium Prices Give Back Ground

Lube Report Americas - October 23, 2019

Lithium prices have fallen in recent months, offering respite to lubricating grease producers who had been squeezed by a ...