Additive Components

Making the Match

Making the Match

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

A better understanding of gearbox coatings will help both lube formulators and OEMs. As power density increases for v ...

Chemical Supplier Buying Control of Kangtai

Chemical Supplier Buying Control of Kangtai

Lube Report Asia - December 25, 2020

Rianlon Corp., a Tianjin, China-based chemical company, will buy over 90% of the shares in Kangtai Lubricant Additives C ...

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

The United States Environmental Protection Agency concluded Monday that perchloroethylene does not pose an unreasonable ...

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Richful Builds Additive Plant After IPO

Lube Report Asia - December 11, 2020

Richful Lube Additive Co. plans to build its second factory – located in Cangzhou, Hebei province, China – after con ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

The Readers Have Spoken  My wife and I were watching beach volleyball in Laguna Beach, California, on January 1. ...

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Mitsui Completes Additives Plant

Lube Report Asia - November 20, 2020

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. announced last week that it has finished building a plant that will make synthetic hydrocarbon flu ...

No Hitch for Your Folks’ Wagons

No Hitch for Your Folks’ Wagons

Electric Vehicles InSite - November 16, 2020

German auto giant Volkswagen is holding course on investing multi-billions into its electrification future.

Capacity Rising for Infineum Detergents

Capacity Rising for Infineum Detergents

Lube Report EMEA - November 3, 2020

A lubricant additive factory that ExxonMobil operates on behalf of Infineum is wrapping up an expansion of a facility th ...

Low-BN Cylinder Oils Fall Short of the Goal

Low-BN Cylinder Oils Fall Short of the Goal

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

In effect since the start of the year, the International Marine Organization’s 2020 international convention was imple ...

ZDDP Lives On

ZDDP Lives On

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Emissions regulations threatened to steal engine oil formulators’ main weapon against wear. How has its use persisted?

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

Electric Vehicles InSite - October 1, 2020

There are a number of potential avenues of development and challenges for electric vehicle lubricant formulators, but wh ...

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Brenntag Adopts New Structure

Lube Report EMEA - September 29, 2020

Chemicals distributor Brenntag said last week that it will change its operating model by forming two units – one to su ...

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From Other Editions of Lube Report

Lube Report EMEA - September 15, 2020

Nevada Moly Mine to Change Hands

Nevada Moly Mine to Change Hands

Lube Report Americas - September 9, 2020

A financially struggling molybdenum mineral exploration and development company took steps last week to sell a mine in N ...

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From Other Editions of Lube Report

Lube Report EMEA - August 23, 2020

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - August 3, 2020

Steve Swedberg posits that aftermarket additives, often called “snake oil” or “mouse milk,” may have some useful ...

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Lube Report Asia - July 3, 2020

Chinese additives maker Kangtai Lubricant Additives Co. started construction in June on a 50,000 metric tons per year ad ...

The Green Trend Chips into Metalworking Fluids

The Green Trend Chips into Metalworking Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - July 2, 2020

There's no regulatory requirement for MWFs that meet Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant standards, but formulating gre ...