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Russian Firm Expands Fatty Acids Plant
Equipment in Vyazemsky chemicals plant facility in Russia. @ Vyazemski

Russian Firm Expands Fatty Acids Plant

Lube Report EMEA - August 23, 2020

Russian specialty chemical producer Vyazemsky Plant for Synthetic Products expanded its capacity to manufacture fatty ac ...

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Lube Report Asia - April 30, 2020

Shipments of castor oil derivatives are flowing from India once again, easing availability of popular grease additives a ...

India Asked to Ship Castor Chemicals

India Asked to Ship Castor Chemicals

Lube Report Asia - April 8, 2020

Three lubricant industry associations in the United States petitioned India’s government last week to approve the expo ...

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Evonik Boosts Surfactants Production Potential

Lube Report EMEA - September 17, 2019

Evonik has expanded its capacity to produce C13 alcohol isotridecanol at its Marl, Germany, chemical complex. The chemic ...

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Oxea Lifts Force Majeure at Plant in Germany

Lube Report EMEA - January 8, 2019

Oxea lifted the force majeure declaration for products from its plant in Oberhausen, Germany, where production units are ...

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Oxea to Add NPG Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - July 3, 2018

Oxea will increase its European production capacity for neopentyl glycol - a polyalcohol that can be used as a building ...

Sinopec Project Doubles NPG Capacity

Sinopec Project Doubles NPG Capacity

Lube Report Asia - December 26, 2017

BASF and Sinopec plan to double capacity of neopentyl glycol, a component of polyester resins for synthetic lubricants, ...

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Keeping Acronyms Straight

LNG Magazine EMEA - September 21, 2017

In an industry dominated by acronyms and strings of letters, the major focus is naturally on those that influence the cu ...

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Ineos to Produce Oxo Derivatives

Lube Report - August 9, 2017

Ineos Oxide, a branch of international chemical company Ineos, plans to construct new units to produce an array of oxo c ...

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China Pursues Biodegradables

LNG Magazine - August 17, 2016

Chinese engine oil buyers have been developing a taste for green lubes. Now consumers are expanding their palates to inc ...

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Demand Sprouts for Ester Lubes

Lube Report Asia - April 14, 2015

Although global lubricants demand is consistently flat, ester-based lubricants will grow at an average rate of 6 percent ...

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NPG Plant Slated for Nanjing

Lube Report Asia - May 27, 2014

BASF and Sinopec will build a neopentylglycol plant at their joint venture petrochemicals complex in Nanjing, China. NPG ...

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Castor Oil Creates Courtroom Drama

Lube Report - June 25, 2008

Trade secrets. Clandestine meetings. Wired money transfers. Downloading confidential data. Those arent scenes from a spy ...

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Vertellus Expands Castor Capacity

Lube Report - August 16, 2006

Newly formed chemical company Vertellus Specialties announced last week that it has begun expansion of its existing Gree ...