Additive Components

U.S. Lube Additive Volumes Dipped

U.S. Lube Additive Volumes Dipped

Lube Report Americas - July 28, 2021

Lubricant additive sales volumes in the United States took a slight downturn in June, although volumes for the first hal ...

Axel Invests in Three U.S. Grease Plants

Axel Invests in Three U.S. Grease Plants

Lube Report Americas - July 21, 2021

Axel Christiernsson Group announced on July 15 that it is proceeding with an additional expansion and improvement plan a ...

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Rouen Fire Puts Focus on Industrial Sites

Lube Report EMEA - July 6, 2021

France’s Ministry of Ecology last week implemented a system giving increased regulatory scrutiny to industrial sites t ...

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Accident Said to Cause Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 30, 2021

Local firefighting officials said last week that a June 14 blaze that heavily damaged a Chemtool grease plant in Rockton ...

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Residents File Suits Over Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 23, 2021

Lubrizol and its Chemtool subsidiary face lawsuits from residents alleging major impacts on their properties from the de ...

European Grease Output Fell in 2020

European Grease Output Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - June 22, 2021

Lubricating grease production in Europe fell 7% in 2020, according to the latest survey by the United States-based Natio ...

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lube Report Asia - June 18, 2021

Lithium greases made a small comeback in 2020 in Asia’s two largest grease markets, according to the latest survey by ...

Spotlight on Grease

Spotlight on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

Figures from the National Lubricating Grease Institute’s 2019 Annual Production Survey showed that although lithium re ...

Lockhart Buys Chlorinated Paraffin Assets

Lockhart Buys Chlorinated Paraffin Assets

Lube Report Americas - May 26, 2021

Lockhart Chemical Co. announced last week that it acquired chlorinated paraffin manufacturing rights and related assets ...

The Art of Glass

The Art of Glass

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

A tribological coating allows for increased production of vaccine vials.   For the past year, pharmacologists ar ...

Futures Market Near for Lithium Hydroxide

Futures Market Near for Lithium Hydroxide

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2021

Derivatives marketplace CME Group last week announced it would begin trading futures contracts for lithium hydroxide on ...

The Unvarnished Truth about Aminic Antioxidants

The Unvarnished Truth about Aminic Antioxidants

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Sludge and varnish in turbines, such as those used for power generation, have been observed more frequently in recent ye ...

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

Fuchs Petrolub SE opened a polyurea lubricating grease factory at its Kaiserslautern, Germany, site, the company announc ...

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ECHA Starts 2021 HazMat Consultation

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

The European Chemicals Agency started public consultation March 9 on eight proposed substances proposed for designation ...

A Whistle Stop Tour of Locomotive Lubes

A Whistle Stop Tour of Locomotive Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Since the first steam trains of early 19th century England, locomotives have been an invaluable boon to trade and civili ...

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Italmatch Buys Phosphorous Process

Lube Report EMEA - January 26, 2021

Italmatch Chemicals Group acquired Israel Chemicals’ RecoPhos Project Technology, boosting the group’s development o ...

Albemarle Boosts U.S. Lithium Capacity

Albemarle Boosts U.S. Lithium Capacity

Lube Report Americas - January 20, 2021

Albemarle Corp. recently announced plans to double capacity at its lithium mine in Nevada in response to burgeoning dema ...

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

Lube Report EMEA - January 5, 2021

German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly reported 26% higher sales in November and 38% higher s ...