Additive Components

Afton Profits Surge in Q4, 2022

Afton Profits Surge in Q4, 2022

Lube Report Americas - February 1, 2023

Afton Chemical posted operating profit jumps of 188% for the fourth quarter and 35% for the full year, boosted by increa ...

U.S., Canada Want in on Mexican Lithium

U.S., Canada Want in on Mexican Lithium

Lube Report Americas - January 25, 2023

Leaders of Mexico, the United States and Canada all have called for private businesses from the latter two companies to ...

Maleic Anhydride Plant to be Built in West Virginia

Maleic Anhydride Plant to be Built in West Virginia

Lube Report Americas - January 18, 2023

TCL Specialties LLC, a subsidiary of India’s Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd., will break ground this month on two manufactur ...

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Shenghong Refinery Makes Maleic, MMAs

Lube Report Asia - January 6, 2023

China’s largest petrochemical refinery is now fully operating, and maleic anhydride and methyl methacrylates are among ...

Earnings Slide at Lopal, Jump for Richful

Earnings Slide at Lopal, Jump for Richful

Lube Report Asia - December 23, 2022

Chinese lubricant marketer Lopal Tech Co. reported a 23% drop in operating income for its lubricant products segment for ...

Dussur Buys Stake in Italmatch

Dussur Buys Stake in Italmatch

Lube Report EMEA - December 13, 2022

Saudi investment firm Dussur has agreed to buy a minority stake in Italmatch Chemicals, a growing Italy-based company th ...

BRB Opens Additives Factory

BRB Opens Additives Factory

Lube Report EMEA - November 15, 2022

BRB International announced last week the opening of a lubricant additives factory in Echt, Netherlands, a facility that ...

Profits Down for HF Sinclair, Quaker

Profits Down for HF Sinclair, Quaker

Lube Report Americas - November 9, 2022

HF Sinclair’s lubricants and specialty product segment reported a $5 million loss from operations in the third quarter ...

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Richful Plans Additives Expansion

Lube Report Asia - October 28, 2022

Richful Lube Additive Co. has proposed investing ¥1 billion (U.S. $138.3 million) to expand its lubricant additive fact ...

Profits, Sales Up for Afton

Profits, Sales Up for Afton

Lube Report Americas - October 26, 2022

Afton Chemical reported 15% higher operating profit and a 12% bump in sales for the quarter ending Sept. 30 as increases ...

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BASF, Hannong Plan Surfactants JV

Lube Report Asia - October 7, 2022

BASF and Hannong Chemicals have tentatively agreed to form a joint venture that would manufacture non-ionic surfactants ...

Kirei Vows to Make Additives for Russia

Kirei Vows to Make Additives for Russia

Lube Report EMEA - October 4, 2022

Kirei Chemical LLC, an Anglo-Russian company headquartered in London, announced it is building a lubricant additive fact ...

An Antioxidant for Next-Generation Engine Oils

An Antioxidant for Next-Generation Engine Oils

Lubes'n'Greases - October 3, 2022

Today’s engine oils must meet increasingly stringent performance standards. Fortunately, a new additive may help to en ...

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

Lube Report Asia - September 30, 2022

Additives manufacturer SI Group is expanding production capacity at its Rasal, India, factory for antioxidants used in l ...

Afton Lifts Force Majeure

Afton Lifts Force Majeure

Lube Report Americas - September 21, 2022

Afton Chemical lifted its force majeure declaration effective Sept. 8, the company confirmed to Lube Report. In July, Af ...

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Oronite Expands Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - September 16, 2022

Chevron Oronite said Thursday that it has completed an expansion of its lubricant additive manufacturing plant in Singap ...

Tennessee Picked for Lithium Hydroxide Plant

Tennessee Picked for Lithium Hydroxide Plant

Lube Report Americas - September 14, 2022

Piedmont Lithium chose Etowah, Tennessee as the site of a 30,000 metric tons per year lithium hydroxide plant, with comp ...

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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 ...