Automotive Lubricants

The EV Charging Race Is Hot!
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The EV Charging Race Is Hot!

Lubes'n'Greases - October 3, 2022

Thermal management fluids for EVs are the new golden prize for some base stock suppliers. Trevor Gauntlett considers som ...

Valvoline Eyes Growth in Industrial Oils

Valvoline Eyes Growth in Industrial Oils

Lube Report EMEA - November 17, 2020

Custom Content – Within the space of just three years, Valvoline Europe has significantly grown its industrial lubrica ...

Valvoline Geared Up for Grease Expansion

Valvoline Geared Up for Grease Expansion

Lube Report EMEA - October 6, 2020

Custom Content – Valvoline, one of the world’s leading lubricant and automotive suppliers, has made a frictionless m ...

Viscosity Continues to Decrease

Viscosity Continues to Decrease

Lubes'n'Greases - October 3, 2022

Lower viscosity grades seem to have taken over the PCMO market. Will engine oil viscosity trend even lower in the coming ...

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

Lube Report Asia - September 30, 2022

Additives manufacturer SI Group is expanding production capacity at its Rasal, India, factory for antioxidants used in l ...

2-wheeler Lube Growth Forecast for Asia

2-wheeler Lube Growth Forecast for Asia

Lube Report Asia - September 30, 2022

Asia-Pacific accounted for close to 80% of about 1.6 to 1.7 million tons of worldwide motorcycle engine oil demand in 20 ...

France Lube Sales Fall in July

France Lube Sales Fall in July

Lube Report EMEA - September 20, 2022

France’s lubricant consumption fell 11% to 44,253 tons in July, compared to the same month last year, according to dat ...

China’s Carbon Ambitions May Boost mPAOs

China’s Carbon Ambitions May Boost mPAOs

Lube Report Asia - September 9, 2022

China aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2060, which will likely offer opportunities for metallocene polyalphaolefin as ...

PV Oil Lube’s Profits Rebound

PV Oil Lube’s Profits Rebound

Lube Report Asia - September 9, 2022

PV Oil Lube JSC’s profit after tax jumped by more than 70% for the first six months of this year, likely benefiting fr ...

Cracking Corrosion’s Code

Cracking Corrosion’s Code

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

Costing about $2.2 trillion annually, corrosion is a costly problem. Fortunately, ever-improving lubricant technology ca ...

Is India a Land of Opportunity for Lubricants?

Is India a Land of Opportunity for Lubricants?

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

The Indian lubricants market took a big hit during the pandemic. How has it bounced back, and how might it grow in the n ...

Western Lubricant Additive Makers Exit Russia

Western Lubricant Additive Makers Exit Russia

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

The Big Four additive suppliers have reportedly exited the Russian market. How might this exodus affect finished lubrica ...

Castrol Invests in EV Batteries, Fluid Research

Castrol Invests in EV Batteries, Fluid Research

Lube Report EMEA - August 30, 2022

BP earlier this month announced plans to invest up to £50 million to build an electric vehicle battery testing center a ...

Additive

Kline: Global Demand Recovered in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - August 30, 2022

Global lubricant demand jumped 8.3% last year, recovering most of what the market lost during the first year of the COVI ...

Russian Lube Production Close to 2020 Level

Russian Lube Production Close to 2020 Level

Lube Report EMEA - August 30, 2022

Russia produced around 600,000 metric tons of finished lubricants in 2021, a slight increase from the previous year, acc ...

Study Says India Market Recovered

Study Says India Market Recovered

Lube Report Asia - August 26, 2022

Lubricant demand in India – including process oils – rebounded to 2.8 million metric tons in 2021 and is expected to ...

Transmission Fluids Change to Meet EV Needs

Transmission Fluids Change to Meet EV Needs

Lube Report Asia - August 19, 2022

Chinese consumers’ rapid adoption of electric vehicles offers opportunities for suppliers of transmission fluids to me ...