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Idemitsu Develops Ash-free Diesel Engine Oil
A truck in Japan in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward. © Ned Snowman / Shutterstock.com

Idemitsu Develops Ash-free Diesel Engine Oil

Lube Report Asia - November 11, 2022

Japanese lubricant blender Idemitsu Kosan developed an ash-free heavy-duty diesel engine oil with no metallic detergents ...

New Fuels and Engines Tax Marine Lubes

New Fuels and Engines Tax Marine Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - September 27, 2022

The emerging era of new ship engine designs and the mosaic of interim and future fuels that are part of shipping’s tra ...

Afton Declares Force Majeure

Afton Declares Force Majeure

Lube Report Americas - August 3, 2022

Afton Chemical declared force majeure effective July 26 because flooding at its additives plant in Sauget, Illinois – ...

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Afton Expands Additives Plant

Lube Report Americas - July 20, 2022

Afton Chemical Corp. announced today that it completed a $70 million expansion at its lubricant additive factory in Saug ...

Ammonia-powered Marine Engines Bring New Challenges for Lube Blenders

Ammonia-powered Marine Engines Bring New Challenges for Lube Blenders

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

Among the many zero- or low-carbon fuels being considered by engine manufacturers to address the International Maritime ...

Lube Additive Sales Rebounded in May

Lube Additive Sales Rebounded in May

Lube Report Americas - July 14, 2021

Lubricant additive sales volumes in the United States rebounded in May after retreating the previous month, according to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Spotlight on Grease

Spotlight on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

The grease industry has been under pressure to develop formulations that keep pace with the increased performance and ef ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON ILSAC GF-6

Lubes'n'Greases - January 21, 2020

The looming introduction of one of the most complex specifications to date is top of mind for formulators. Two companies ...

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The Sticky Problem of Viscous Additives

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - November 17, 2019

Almost the entire lubricant industry is moving toward lower viscosity fluids. But in some additive package components, m ...

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Efficiency Flows from Polymer VM

Lubes'n'Greases - September 17, 2019

Studying a new type of viscosity modifier led to a valuable discovery about fluid flow in hydraulic systems.

A New Wave of ATFs

A New Wave of ATFs

Electric Vehicles InSite - August 28, 2019

Fluid makers can no longer use existing automatic transmission fluid formulations in hybrids. But new products are being ...

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Predicting the Future of Additive Package Components

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 20, 2019

Additive companies play a key role in the drive for improved fuel economy and emissions targets, which are in turn deter ...

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Tianhe Introduces Engine Oil Packages

Lube Report Asia - December 14, 2018

Tianhe Chemicals reported last month that it has launched lubricant additive packages for passenger car engine oils meet ...

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UK Additives Firm Opens Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 24, 2018

Lubricant additives supplier SBZ Corp. opened a manufacturing facility and laboratory in Wickford, United Kingdom, to ac ...