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Grease Ouput Up in North America, Globally
A tube containing blue, automotive high- temperature lithium grease. ©HENADZI KlLENT

Grease Ouput Up in North America, Globally

June 28, 2023

North America’s lubricating grease production jumped up 16% in 2022, signaling a further rebounding from the impacts o ...

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

June 22, 2022

Lubricating grease production in North America rose 9% in 2021, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institute ...

Spotlight on Grease

Spotlight on Grease

June 1, 2021

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

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Axel to Expand, Improve U.S. Grease Plants

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

March 18, 2019

Trevor Gauntlett celebrates the International Year of the Periodic Table.

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Grease Consistency: A Stiff Challenge

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

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

June 14, 2017

OLYMPIC VALLEY, California – Global production of lubricating greases reached 2.57 billion pounds in 2016, accordi ...

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The Hunt for Lithium Alternatives

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

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

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

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

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

June 15, 2016

HOT SPRINGS, Va. – Global demand for greases used in industrial applications is expected to remain nearly flat thr ...

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Russias Intesmo Launches Grease Plant

September 10, 2014

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

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Lukoil, Russian Railways to Open Grease Plant

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

August 12, 2014

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