Additive Components

China Industry Wants Domestic Viscosity Modifiers

China Industry Wants Domestic Viscosity Modifiers

Lube Report Asia - July 14, 2023

In step with central government goals for a wide range of sectors, China’s lubricant industry is in a hurry to develop ...

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Another Lithium Project Planned in Canada

Lube Report Americas - July 12, 2023

Avalon Advanced Materials and Metso Corp. reached a memorandum of understanding this week to develop a lithium hydroxide ...

EU Takes Input on Chlorinated Paraffin Proposal

EU Takes Input on Chlorinated Paraffin Proposal

Lube Report EMEA - July 11, 2023

Aug. 14 is the deadline for comments on a European Chemicals Agency draft opinion on a proposal to restrict medium-chain ...

Russian Motor Group Complains of Lube Shortage

Russian Motor Group Complains of Lube Shortage

Lube Report EMEA - July 4, 2023

A Russian motorist group complained to the central government last week that the country faces a growing shortage of aut ...

Grease Ouput Up in North America, Globally

Grease Ouput Up in North America, Globally

Lube Report Americas - June 28, 2023

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

European Grease Output Nearly Steady in 2022

European Grease Output Nearly Steady in 2022

Lube Report EMEA - June 27, 2023

European grease production declined slightly in 2022, dipping less than a third of one percent compared to the prior yea ...

Survey: China, India Shift from Lithium Greases

Survey: China, India Shift from Lithium Greases

Lube Report Asia - June 23, 2023

Use of lithium soap grease thickeners dropped significantly in China and South Asia in 2022, according to the latest ver ...

U.S. Focusing on Battery Materials Processing

U.S. Focusing on Battery Materials Processing

Lube Report Americas - June 21, 2023

The supply chain for electric vehicles is becoming more central to the United States’ automotive sector, making it cru ...

Petronas to Acquire, Upgrade Maleic Plant

Petronas to Acquire, Upgrade Maleic Plant

Lube Report Asia - June 16, 2023

Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd. is buying a maleic anhydride plant from its Malaysian joint venture with BASF and plans to ...

Spotlight on Corrosion Inhibitors

Spotlight on Corrosion Inhibitors

Lubes'n'Greases - June 14, 2023

New Engine and Fuel Technology Opens Doors for Corrosion Inhibitors  Each year on April 24, World Corrosion Awar ...

BASF Increases Alkoxylation Capacity in Europe

BASF Increases Alkoxylation Capacity in Europe

Lube Report EMEA - June 13, 2023

BASF is gradually adding alkoxylation capacity – in part to produce chemicals with uses in lubricants – at its plant ...

Chile to Nationalize Lithium Industry

Chile to Nationalize Lithium Industry

Lube Report Americas - June 7, 2023

Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font unveiled a plan recently to nationalize the country’s lithium industry, declaring ...

Sustainable Additives Drive Innovation for Automotive Lubricants

Sustainable Additives Drive Innovation for Automotive Lubricants

Lubes'n'Greases - May 26, 2023

Major players in the lubricant additives space are allocating significant resources to developing sustainable additives. ...

Afton Profits Rose in Q1

Afton Profits Rose in Q1

Lube Report Americas - May 3, 2023

Afton Chemical posted a 52% climb in operating profit for the quarter ending March 31, primarily due to higher selling p ...

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Kline: Lube Additive Demand Still Rebounding

Lube Report Americas - April 19, 2023

Global lubricant additives consumption topped 4 million tons in 2022 and is forecast to reach near 4.5 million tons in 2 ...

Groupe Berkem Acquires Oilseed Miller

Groupe Berkem Acquires Oilseed Miller

Lube Report EMEA - April 4, 2023

French biobased chemistry company Groupe Berkem yesterday announced completion of its acquisition of Biopress, a French ...

Aussie Lithium Hydroxide Plant Expands

Aussie Lithium Hydroxide Plant Expands

Lube Report Asia - March 10, 2023

Germany’s GEA announced today that it will supply equipment toward expansion of Albemarle’s lithium hydroxide proces ...

Lubrizol Opens Lab for Calcium Greases

Lubrizol Opens Lab for Calcium Greases

Lube Report Asia - March 3, 2023

Citing a need to find alternatives to increasingly expensive lithium, Lubrizol Corp. last week opened a grease laborator ...