Additives

Mixed Year for Perimeter Solutions

Mixed Year for Perimeter Solutions

Lube Report Americas - March 30, 2022

Perimeter Solutions SA’s oil additives business reported lower earnings and sales for the fourth quarter and lower ear ...

Solvay Considers Splitting Business

Solvay Considers Splitting Business

Lube Report EMEA - March 22, 2022

Brussels, Belgium-based Solvay announced last week it was reviewing plans to separate the company into two independent p ...

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Lubrizol Names Interim CEO

Lube Report Americas - March 16, 2022

Lubrizol announced last week that it appointed board of directors Chairwoman Mary Rhinehart to the additional posts of p ...

BASF Adds Alkylethanolamines Plant

BASF Adds Alkylethanolamines Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 8, 2022

BASF will build a new world-scale production plant for alkylethanolamines at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium, with ...

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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 ...

Profits Fall at Afton, Mixed for Valvoline

Profits Fall at Afton, Mixed for Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - February 9, 2022

Afton Chemical posted decreased operating profit for the fourth quarter and full year 2021 along with increased sales, w ...

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Fuchs Forecasts Raw Material Shake-up

Lube Report EMEA - February 1, 2022

The lubricants industry – especially in Europe – will face largescale changes in coming years in the types of raw ma ...

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Infineum Restructures Executive Committee

Lube Report EMEA - February 1, 2022

Infineum announced last week that it is restructuring its executive committee by adding new directors in charge of susta ...

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Tianhe, Wei Penalized for IPO

Lube Report Asia - January 28, 2022

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission sanctioned Tianhe Chemicals Group Ltd. and its executive director this w ...

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Survey: Supply Chain Problems Persist

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Chemical manufacturers in the United States reported that supply chain disruptions are persisting and in some cases wors ...

Castor Oil Distributor Acquired

Castor Oil Distributor Acquired

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Biosynthetic Technologies, a producer of biobased synthetic compounds used in base oils, lubricants and additives, acqui ...

Reseachers Plug Nano-copper Particles

Reseachers Plug Nano-copper Particles

Lube Report Asia - January 7, 2022

Researchers at two China universities said recently that nano-copper particles show early promise to become part of a ne ...

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SK Capital Buys Control of Seqens

Lube Report EMEA - January 4, 2022

Investment firm SK Capital has completed its purchase of a controlling stake in Seqens, a French producer of chemicals f ...

Are Additives Keeping Up?

Are Additives Keeping Up?

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

As the lubricants industry enters a transformative period, no segment of the industry is spared. Discover how European a ...

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Richful Plans More Additive Capacity

Lube Report Asia - December 31, 2021

Already in the midst of building its second factory, Richful Lube Additive Co. last week unveiled plans to expand its ex ...

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Croda Selling Unit to Cargill

Lube Report EMEA - December 28, 2021

Agricultural products company Cargill Inc. has agreed to buy most of Croda International Plc’s Performance Technologie ...

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Supreme Court Reopens Infineum GF-3 Suit

Lube Report Americas - December 15, 2021

The United States Supreme Court reopened the door this week on a two-decade patent battle between Chevron Oronite and In ...

Infineum: More Demanding Hybrid and EV Designs Justify Bespoke E-fluids

Infineum: More Demanding Hybrid and EV Designs Justify Bespoke E-fluids

Electric Vehicles InSite - December 3, 2021

The global fleet of hybrids could grow faster than battery electric vehicles as industry experts forecast that powertrai ...