Additives

Additive Investments Move East

Additive Investments Move East

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

The markets for lubricants and additives in North America and Europe have shown minimal growth in the past decade. The l ...

Lockhart Buys Chlorinated Paraffin Assets

Lockhart Buys Chlorinated Paraffin Assets

Lube Report Americas - May 26, 2021

Lockhart Chemical Co. announced last week that it acquired chlorinated paraffin manufacturing rights and related assets ...

The Art of Glass

The Art of Glass

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

A tribological coating allows for increased production of vaccine vials.   For the past year, pharmacologists ar ...

Profits Down, Sales Up for Afton

Profits Down, Sales Up for Afton

Lube Report Americas - April 28, 2021

Rounding out a year since COVID-19 struck its home market, Afton Chemical continued to run behind pre-pandemic performan ...

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EPA Seeks Input on Two Additives

Lube Report Americas - April 21, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is asking for additional public input on final rules for five chemical ...

Richful, Lopal Raised Profits in 2020

Richful, Lopal Raised Profits in 2020

Lube Report Asia - April 16, 2021

China’s Jiangsu Lopal Tech. Co. and Richful Lube Additive Co. recorded increases in net profit and revenue last year a ...

Futures Market Near for Lithium Hydroxide

Futures Market Near for Lithium Hydroxide

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2021

Derivatives marketplace CME Group last week announced it would begin trading futures contracts for lithium hydroxide on ...

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BRB Constructing Lube Additives Plant

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

Chemical company BRB International announced last week the groundbreaking for a lubricant additive factory that it will ...

The Unvarnished Truth about Aminic Antioxidants

The Unvarnished Truth about Aminic Antioxidants

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Sludge and varnish in turbines, such as those used for power generation, have been observed more frequently in recent ye ...

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 ...

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ECHA Starts 2021 HazMat Consultation

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

The European Chemicals Agency started public consultation March 9 on eight proposed substances proposed for designation ...

A Whistle Stop Tour of Locomotive Lubes

A Whistle Stop Tour of Locomotive Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Since the first steam trains of early 19th century England, locomotives have been an invaluable boon to trade and civili ...

Q4 Profits Better for Afton, Valvoline

Q4 Profits Better for Afton, Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - February 10, 2021

Afton Chemical recorded higher operating profit in the fourth quarter, but weaker full-year results, while Valvoline pos ...

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Court Upholds Chevron Win in Patent Case

Lube Report Americas - January 27, 2021

An appeals court last week upheld a decision by the United States Patent Trial and Appeals Board granting a petition by ...

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Italmatch Buys Phosphorous Process

Lube Report EMEA - January 26, 2021

Italmatch Chemicals Group acquired Israel Chemicals’ RecoPhos Project Technology, boosting the group’s development o ...

Albemarle Boosts U.S. Lithium Capacity

Albemarle Boosts U.S. Lithium Capacity

Lube Report Americas - January 20, 2021

Albemarle Corp. recently announced plans to double capacity at its lithium mine in Nevada in response to burgeoning dema ...

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

Lube Report EMEA - January 5, 2021

German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly reported 26% higher sales in November and 38% higher s ...

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 ...