Additive Components


Volumes Down, Profits Up in U.K. Grease Market?

Lube Report - May 25, 2005

EDINBURGH, Scotland- While the United Kingdoms grease market has shriveled and the major oil companies have stopped maki ...


Price Hikes in Store for Antioxidants

Lube Report - December 22, 2004

Prices for chemicals used by the lubricants industry continued to rise the past week. This time, the markups affected ph ...


Prista Expands Grease Plant

Lube Report - November 24, 2004

Bulgarian lubricants maker Prista Oil significantly expanded grease production at its plant near the nations capital, th ...


Crompton Antioxidant Output Restored

Lube Report - July 14, 2004

Crompton Corp. says its plant in Elmira, Ontario, has resumed normal operations after repairing damage caused by a June ...


Crompton Lifts Antioxidant Output Again

Lube Report - June 2, 2004

Crompton Corp. said last week that it has increased antioxidant capacity at its Elmira, Ontario, plant for the third tim ...


A Trademark to Dye For

Lube Report - March 17, 2004

Royal Purple is tickled pink now that it has a corner – in the lubes market, at least – on the companys name ...


Dover: Two Sites Will Make CPs

Lube Report - December 3, 2003

Dover Chemical Corp. said it has nearly completed manufacturing integration of the Mayco and Keil Chemical businesses th ...


No Growth for Grease

Lube Report - August 13, 2003

Total reported worldwide grease production was 1.61 billion pounds (726 million kilograms) in 2002, unchanged from 2001, ...


zMax Marketers Settle for $1 Million

Lube Report - April 2, 2003

The marketers of zMax automotive aftermarket lubricant additives have agreed to reimburse customers $1 million to settle ...


Time Short for Sulfonate Users

Lube Report - March 5, 2003

The decision by Shell Oil Products US to close its base oil refinery in Martinez, Calif., is causing big disruptions for ...


Ethyl Sells Antioxidants Line

Lube Report - January 22, 2003

Ethyl Corp. announced yesterday that it has sold its phenolic antioxidants business to former spinoff Albemarle Corp. Th ...


Bayer Beefs Up Biocides

Lube Report - January 15, 2003

Bayer Chemicals has expanded its portfolio of biocides by acquiring the Tektamer product line from Ondeo Nalco Co., part ...


Polartech Buys Emulsifier Business

Lube Report - November 13, 2002

Polartech Ltd. announced last week that it has bought Crompton Corp.s Petromix soluble oil base product line to become t ...


Crompton Upping Antioxidant Output

Lube Report - October 16, 2002

Crompton Corp. announced that it is expanding capacity to produce alkylated diphenylamine antioxidants at its factory in ...


Former Rhodia Unit Sold Again

Lube Report - October 16, 2002

OM Group Inc. has sold its aluminum complex grease thickening business and related activities, 10 months after acquiring ...


DaimlerChrysler Bans Biocide

Lube Report - October 9, 2002

Triazine and other formaldehyde-releasing biocides have been banned from the formulas of metalworking fluids at DaimlerC ...


Global Grease Production Drops

Lube Report - August 28, 2002

Global grease production fell nearly 6 percent from 2000 to 2001, totaling just over 1.5 billion pounds last year, accor ...


Lubrizol Buys Defoamer Business

Lube Report - January 23, 2002

Continuing to build its defoamer business by acquisition, The Lubrizol Corp. announced last week that it has bought Kabo ...