Viscosity Modifiers

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 ...


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 ...


OQ Gives Final Approval for Expansion

Lube Report Americas - July 27, 2022

OQ Chemicals said Tuesday it reached a final investment decision to build additional propionic aldehyde capacity as well ...


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 ...

Pumping Up Performance

Pumping Up Performance

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

Performance Polymers Can Help to Augment Hydraulic Fluid Performance. The world is constantly moving in the dire ...


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 ...

PAO Blend Steps into the EV Thermal Management Fray

PAO Blend Steps into the EV Thermal Management Fray

Electric Vehicles InSite - May 7, 2020

All vehicles require a range of lubricants, greases, coolants and fluids, and EVs are no exception. Existing base stock ...


The Future is Modified

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - February 17, 2020

Selecting additives for engine oils requires careful consideration, as the search for better fuel economy goes on. Visco ...


Evonik Boosts Global Oil Additives Capacity

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2019

Evonik announced on Monday it is expanding its production capacity for polyalkylmethacrylate-based viscosity modifiers b ...


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 ...


Pertamina Makes More Viscosity Modifiers

Lube Report Asia - September 22, 2015

Pertamina has expanded its production of viscosity modifiers to a second location - this one at its plant in East Java, ...


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 ...