Viscosity Index Improvers

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Novel Sets Up Blending in the U.S.

March 20, 2024

Novel Reliable Technologies announced it is expanding its presence in North America with blending and warehouse capabili ...

China Industry Wants Domestic Viscosity Modifiers

China Industry Wants Domestic Viscosity Modifiers

July 14, 2023

In step with central government goals for a wide range of sectors, China’s lubricant industry is in a hurry to develop ...

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Innov Expands VI Improver Capacity

August 19, 2022

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

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Mitsubishi Aims to Make MMAs from Plants

February 25, 2022

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. said it has begun designing a pilot factory that will use materials from plants to make what i ...

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Innov Expands Singapore Additives Plant

August 29, 2017

Innov Oil completed an expansion at its Singapore lube additives plant - a project aimed at helping it meet growing dema ...

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The Contributions of Additives

December 30, 2014

Formulators use a wide range of chemicals to perform the long list of jobs assigned to lubricant additives. Todays engin ...

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VI Improvers: Helping Lubes Flow

October 21, 2014

Many consider viscosity the most important property of a lubricant. If so, how do formulators control it? The answer: of ...

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Who Are the Additive Winners (and Losers)?

May 22, 2014

A new study sees antioxidants, friction modifiers and PPD racing ahead in this $10 billion market, as antiwear agents an ...

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Building Blocks for Lubes

May 22, 2014

While some lubricants need only a single component, such as a rust inhibitor, engine oils demand a complex mix of chemis ...

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Additives Growth Throttles Back

May 17, 2014

Global economic woes have deflated the near-term outlook for lube additives, but there are some brighter openings among ...