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Grease Sees Healthy Growth

Lube Report - July 27, 2005

Total reported grease production worldwide topped 1.8 billion pounds (822 million kilograms) in 2004,versus 1.69 billion ...

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Volumes Down, Profits Up in U.K. Grease Market?

Lube Report - May 25, 2005

EDINBURGH, Scotland- While the United Kingdoms grease market has shriveled and the major oil companies have stopped maki ...

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Price Hikes in Store for Antioxidants

Lube Report - December 22, 2004

Prices for chemicals used by the lubricants industry continued to rise the past week. This time, the markups affected ph ...

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Prista Expands Grease Plant

Lube Report - November 24, 2004

Bulgarian lubricants maker Prista Oil significantly expanded grease production at its plant near the nations capital, th ...

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Crompton Antioxidant Output Restored

Lube Report - July 14, 2004

Crompton Corp. says its plant in Elmira, Ontario, has resumed normal operations after repairing damage caused by a June ...

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Crompton Lifts Antioxidant Output Again

Lube Report - June 2, 2004

Crompton Corp. said last week that it has increased antioxidant capacity at its Elmira, Ontario, plant for the third tim ...

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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 ...