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A Trademark to Dye For

Lube Report - March 17, 2004

Royal Purple is tickled pink now that it has a corner – in the lubes market, at least – on the companys name ...

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Dover: Two Sites Will Make CPs

Lube Report - December 3, 2003

Dover Chemical Corp. said it has nearly completed manufacturing integration of the Mayco and Keil Chemical businesses th ...

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No Growth for Grease

Lube Report - August 13, 2003

Total reported worldwide grease production was 1.61 billion pounds (726 million kilograms) in 2002, unchanged from 2001, ...

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zMax Marketers Settle for $1 Million

Lube Report - April 2, 2003

The marketers of zMax automotive aftermarket lubricant additives have agreed to reimburse customers $1 million to settle ...

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Time Short for Sulfonate Users

Lube Report - March 5, 2003

The decision by Shell Oil Products US to close its base oil refinery in Martinez, Calif., is causing big disruptions for ...

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Ethyl Sells Antioxidants Line

Lube Report - January 22, 2003

Ethyl Corp. announced yesterday that it has sold its phenolic antioxidants business to former spinoff Albemarle Corp. Th ...

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Bayer Beefs Up Biocides

Lube Report - January 15, 2003

Bayer Chemicals has expanded its portfolio of biocides by acquiring the Tektamer product line from Ondeo Nalco Co., part ...

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Polartech Buys Emulsifier Business

Lube Report - November 13, 2002

Polartech Ltd. announced last week that it has bought Crompton Corp.s Petromix soluble oil base product line to become t ...

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Crompton Upping Antioxidant Output

Lube Report - October 16, 2002

Crompton Corp. announced that it is expanding capacity to produce alkylated diphenylamine antioxidants at its factory in ...

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Former Rhodia Unit Sold Again

Lube Report - October 16, 2002

OM Group Inc. has sold its aluminum complex grease thickening business and related activities, 10 months after acquiring ...

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DaimlerChrysler Bans Biocide

Lube Report - October 9, 2002

Triazine and other formaldehyde-releasing biocides have been banned from the formulas of metalworking fluids at DaimlerC ...

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U.S. Additive Demand to Top $1.7 Billion

Lube Report - September 18, 2002

U.S. demand for lubricant additives is expected to grow 2.3 percent per year to $1.7 billion in 2006, according to a new ...

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Global Grease Production Drops

Lube Report - August 28, 2002

Global grease production fell nearly 6 percent from 2000 to 2001, totaling just over 1.5 billion pounds last year, accor ...

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Lubrizol Buys Defoamer Business

Lube Report - January 23, 2002

Continuing to build its defoamer business by acquisition, The Lubrizol Corp. announced last week that it has bought Kabo ...

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New Sulfonates Plant Opens

Lube Report - January 9, 2002

Offering to relieve tight demand for an important ingredient in metalworking fluids and other lubricants, chemical broke ...

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OMG Buys Rhodia Division

Lube Report - December 27, 2001

Rhodia announced Friday that it sold its metal organics division, including its grease thickening business, to metal-bas ...