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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 ...

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Everyone’s Business

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 18, 2019

Trevor Gauntlett celebrates the International Year of the Periodic Table.

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Grease Consistency: A Stiff Challenge

Lubes'n'Greases - October 24, 2017

For almost a century, the cone penetrometer has taken the measure of grease stiffness. Its easy, cheap, fast--and wildly ...

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Formulating Water-Resistant Grease

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - June 15, 2017

Water in lubricating greases has been a concern for more than a century. Recent research shows that calcium sulfonate gr ...

Grease Output Edged Up in 2016

Grease Output Edged Up in 2016

Lube Report - June 14, 2017

OLYMPIC VALLEY, California - Global production of lubricating greases reached 2.57 billion pounds in 2016, according to ...

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The Hunt for Lithium Alternatives

Lubes'n'Greases - April 18, 2017

With lithium prices hot on their heels, grease producers are chasing after less-costly thickeners.

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Development Boosts Africas Grease Market

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 16, 2017

Africas grease demand is expanding due to agricultural, industrial, infrastructure and mining projects. However, grease ...

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Grease Production Stays Flat

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - November 17, 2016

Global grease production was relatively stable from 2010 to 2015, hovering around 1.1 million tons annually. Sales were ...

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Verkol Adjusts to the Quaker Way of Life

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - September 16, 2016

Founded in 1923 as an independent lube manufacturer, Verkol is in the midst of rebranding itself as part of the Quaker C ...

Worldwide Grease Production Declines

Worldwide Grease Production Declines

Lube Report - June 29, 2016

China, North America and Europe were the top grease manufacturers in 2015, representing 71 percent of worldwide producti ...

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Grease Demand Forecast to Stagnate

Lube Report - June 15, 2016

HOT SPRINGS, Va. - Global demand for greases used in industrial applications is expected to remain nearly flat through 2 ...

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Grease Sees Healthy Growth

Lube Report - December 23, 2015

Total reported grease production worldwide topped 1.8 billion pounds (822 million kilograms) in 2004,versus 1.69 billion ...

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Russias Intesmo Launches Grease Plant

Lube Report - September 10, 2014

VOLGOGRAD, Russia - Russian grease maker Intesmo pledged to reduce Russias reliance on imported grease and to also expor ...

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Lukoil, Russian Railways to Open Grease Plant

Lube Report - August 20, 2014

Russian grease maker Intesmo, a joint venture between Lukoil and Russian Railways, is ready to launch its new grease pla ...

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Decoding the Burgeoning Grease Market

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - August 12, 2014

The grease market is grappling with two opposing trends. Demand is increasing because of industrial and vehicle growth i ...

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A Thinning Slate of Thickeners?

Lubes'n'Greases - May 27, 2014

As greasemakers eye the next round of EU chemical registrations, some may need to weed out specialty products that dont ...

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Grease – Filling the Void

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 1, 2014

A lack of basic grease knowledge can compromise equipment reliability. So, its good to review the basics to fill the kno ...