Automotive Lubricants

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol
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VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A watchdog of the United Kingdom’s lubricant market has lodged a complaint against a German marketer, contending that ...

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 ...

Idemitsu to Buy Up Toa Shares

Idemitsu to Buy Up Toa Shares

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Co. will consolidate its lubricant and grease business by buying up stock of Toa Oil Co. to mak ...

After Mergers, Japan Market Diversifies

After Mergers, Japan Market Diversifies

Lube Report Asia - December 25, 2020

Japanese industry has a reputation for being dominated by large domestic companies, but in the past few years, shares of ...

Tipping to EV Adoption

Tipping to EV Adoption

PEV - December 18, 2020

A recent survey carried out by Castrol reveals some interesting insights about the pace of vehicle electrification. Lube ...

Russian Survey Highlights Top Oils

Russian Survey Highlights Top Oils

Lube Report EMEA - December 15, 2020

Shell, Lukoil and ExxonMobil remained the most popular motor oil brands in Russia in 2020, as they were two years ago, a ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

The Readers Have Spoken  My wife and I were watching beach volleyball in Laguna Beach, California, on January 1 ...

When Will EVs Freeze Out ICEs?

When Will EVs Freeze Out ICEs?

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

Electrification of the global vehicle parc is coming, but will it swoop in like a blizzard or creep in at a glacial pac ...

Additive

Sri Lanka’s First Grease Plant Almost Built

Lube Report Asia - November 27, 2020

Lanka IOC said recently that it expects to complete construction of Sri Lanka’s first grease plant by the end of this ...

Natural Gas Can Play a Role in Reducing Emissions

Natural Gas Can Play a Role in Reducing Emissions

PEV - November 16, 2020

The conversation surrounding carbon-neutral transport centers on electric vehicles, especially in Europe and North Ameri ...

Surge Projector

Surge Projector

PEV - November 16, 2020

Research and development of batteries carries on apace around the world, despite lockdowns and low, yet recovering, vehi ...

No Hitch for Your Folks’ Wagons

No Hitch for Your Folks’ Wagons

PEV - November 16, 2020

German auto giant Volkswagen is holding course on investing multi-billions into its electrification future.

Most Indian Companies’ Profits Increase

Most Indian Companies’ Profits Increase

Lube Report Asia - November 13, 2020

Castrol India Ltd. reported higher profit for the quarter ending Sept. 30, compared to the same period in 2019, while Gu ...

Profits Up for Afton, Valvoline

Profits Up for Afton, Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - November 4, 2020

Afton Chemical reported higher operating profit and a decrease in sales for its third quarter, and Valvoline’s operati ...

Thinning Benefit

Thinning Benefit

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

How can low-viscosity oils balance conflicting demands in modern engines? While lowering engine oil viscosities has ...

Heavy-duty Shifts to Lighter Oils

Heavy-duty Shifts to Lighter Oils

Lube Report Americas - October 28, 2020

The heavy-duty diesel engine oil market is gradually shifting to lower-viscosity products, with advancing technology and ...