Grease Thickeners


Fuchs Grease Plants Progress

Lube Report - March 22, 2017

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


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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?


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...