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Russia Shifts to Chinese Additive Imports

Lube Report EMEA - September 13, 2022

The volume of lubricant additives imported into Russia fell more than 70% in March, following the country’s invasion o ...

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Jalos Studies Lube Test Methods

Lube Report Asia - September 9, 2022

Japan Lubricating Oil Society recently reported results of studies that it completed into the accuracy of test methods f ...

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Profits Rise at Vertex, Perimeter Solutions

Lube Report Americas - August 24, 2022

Vertex Energy Inc. reported a 178% increase in gross profit and increased sales for its used motor oil collection and pr ...

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Innov Expands VI Improver Capacity

Lube Report Asia - August 19, 2022

Innov Oil announced completion of an expansion that more than doubles its capacity to produce the company’s X series o ...

Afton Declares Force Majeure

Afton Declares Force Majeure

Lube Report Americas - August 3, 2022

Afton Chemical declared force majeure effective July 26 because flooding at its additives plant in Sauget, Illinois – ...

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OQ Gives Final Approval for Expansion

Lube Report Americas - July 27, 2022

OQ Chemicals said Tuesday it reached a final investment decision to build additional propionic aldehyde capacity as well ...

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Afton Expands Additives Plant

Lube Report Americas - July 20, 2022

Afton Chemical Corp. announced today that it completed a $70 million expansion at its lubricant additive factory in Saug ...

Perstorp Boosts 2-EHA Production

Perstorp Boosts 2-EHA Production

Lube Report EMEA - July 12, 2022

Perstorp Group announced on July 7 that it has increased production capacity of 2-ethylhexanoic acid at its plant in Ste ...

Grease Output Up in Japan, Southeast Asia

Grease Output Up in Japan, Southeast Asia

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2022

Global grease production increased 8% in 2021, according to the latest survey by the National Lubricating Grease Institu ...

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2022

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

Albemarle Ramps Up Lithium Output

Albemarle Ramps Up Lithium Output

Lube Report Americas - June 15, 2022

Albemarle Corp. opened an additional plant Monday at its lithium production site in Antofagasta, Chile, part of a strate ...

A Brief History of Dispersants and Future Needs

A Brief History of Dispersants and Future Needs

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Why are dispersants so important? How have they evolved over time? Will they continue to be a major formulation componen ...

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

A research institute has developed two real-time methods for measuring the homogeneity of lubricating greases. What do t ...

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Mexico Nationalizes Lithium Industry

Lube Report Americas - April 20, 2022

Mexico’s government nationalized the country’s nascent lithium industry this week as legislators approved President ...

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From Other Editions of Lube Report

Lube Report Asia - April 15, 2022

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From Other Editions of Lube Report

Lube Report Asia - April 1, 2022

Mixed Year for Perimeter Solutions

Mixed Year for Perimeter Solutions

Lube Report Americas - March 30, 2022

Perimeter Solutions SA’s oil additives business reported lower earnings and sales for the fourth quarter and lower ear ...

Solvay Considers Splitting Business

Solvay Considers Splitting Business

Lube Report EMEA - March 22, 2022

Brussels, Belgium-based Solvay announced last week it was reviewing plans to separate the company into two independent p ...