Raw Materials

Cepsa JV Mulls Palm Chemicals Expansion
An aerial view of Sinarmas Cepsa Pte Ltd.’s production site in Lubuk Gaung, Indonesia. Photo courtesy Cepsa

Cepsa JV Mulls Palm Chemicals Expansion

Lube Report Asia - November 18, 2022

The Sinarmas Cepsa Pte joint venture will expand production of biobased chemicals at its fatty alcohol plant in Indonesi ...

BASF to Build Neopentyl Glycol Plant

BASF to Build Neopentyl Glycol Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 14, 2022

BASF announced on Tuesday it will invest an undisclosed amount to build a neopentyl glycol plant with 80,000 metric tons ...

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 ...

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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 ...

BASF-Petronas Boosts 2-EHA Output

BASF-Petronas Boosts 2-EHA Output

Lube Report Asia - October 15, 2021

A Malaysian joint venture between BASF and Petronas will double its capacity to make 2-ethylhexanoic acid due to growing ...

DL Chemical to Acquire Kraton

DL Chemical to Acquire Kraton

Lube Report Americas - September 29, 2021

South Korean-based DL Chemical Co. Ltd. will acquire Houston-based Kraton Corp. for $2.5 billion in cash under a definit ...

Tall Oil Demand Said to be Rising

Tall Oil Demand Said to be Rising

Lube Report Americas - September 1, 2021

Rising electric vehicle sales and global carbon-neutrality initiatives are helping drive demand for use of tall oil fatt ...

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Biofuels Hog Tall Oil Supply

Lube Report Americas - December 9, 2020

A recent study forecasts an 8% supply deficit for crude tall oil for all applications by 2030 because of high demand for ...

Russian Firm Expands Fatty Acids Plant

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 - May 1, 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 10, 2020

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

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Ingevity CEO Resigns, Interim CEO Named

Lube Report Americas - February 26, 2020

Ingevity Corp. announced Feb. 20 that its board of directors and D. Michael Wilson agreed he would resign as president, ...

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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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Start-up Progresses at Sasol Project

Lube Report Americas - September 4, 2019

Sasol announced last week that its new 1.5 million tons per year ethane cracker in Lake Charles, Louisiana, reached a mi ...

Oxea Details Carboxylic Acid Expansion Plans

Oxea Details Carboxylic Acid Expansion Plans

Lube Report Americas - January 23, 2019

Oxea released additional details yesterday about its previously discussed plan to increase production capacity of carbox ...

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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 ...