Viscosity Index Improvers

China Industry Wants Domestic Viscosity Modifiers
Assembly plant workers assemble an engine at a Geely automobile manufacturing plant in Linhai, Zhejiang Province, China. © Jenson

China Industry Wants Domestic Viscosity Modifiers

Lube Report Asia - 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

Lube Report Asia - 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

Lube Report Asia - 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

Lube Report Asia - 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

Lube Report Asia - 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

Lube Report Asia - 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)?

Lubes'n'Greases - 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

Lubes'n'Greases - 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

Lubes'n'Greases - May 17, 2014

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