Grease Thickeners

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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 ...

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Fuchs Plans South Africa Grease Hub

Lube Report - August 10, 2016

Fuchs Petrolub plans to build a new grease plant in Johannesburg, South Africa, that will serve as the companys hub for ...

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 thr ...

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Batteries Deliver a Shock to Lithium

Lubes'n'Greases - May 26, 2016

With demand for batteries draining the lithium market, grease producers are coming up empty-handed. What is being done t ...

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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 ...

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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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Megatrends for Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - May 27, 2014

A look inside Germanys market for lubricating greases shows a healthy recovery. It also underscores the challenges facin ...

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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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A Burning Question for Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - May 17, 2014

Whats behind the high-temperature operating limits you see on grease labels - is it science, or just wishful thinking?

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Greases Take an Acid Test

Lubes'n'Greases - May 16, 2014

As makers of lithium complex greases cope with higher raw material costs, theres renewed interest in sebacic acid, a fam ...

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Resisting Oxidation

Lubes'n'Greases - May 8, 2014

Heavy loads, grating friction and an aggressive saltwater environment. How does a new complex grease endure such torture ...

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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 ...

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Synthetic Specialists

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 28, 2014

Demand is growing for synthetic greases. Wilfried Bartz says these products have impressive strengths - and some weaknes ...

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Fuchs Grease Plants Progress

Lube Report - August 21, 2013

Fuchs new factory in Chicago will produce 29 different specialty greases, and its new plant near Johannesburg, South Afr ...

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Gulf to Produce Lubes, Greases in UAE

Lube Report - March 27, 2013

Gulf Oil will begin producing greases and lubricants at its Ras Al-Khaimah plant in the United Arab Emirates tomorrow. T ...