Non-conventional Base Stocks

Lubes’n’Greases February Issue Available

Lubes’n’Greases February Issue Available

Lube Report Asia - February 10, 2024

Discover how extended producer responsibility in India might affect rerefining in the country, how the automotive indust ...

Lubes’n’Greases February Issue Available

Lubes’n’Greases February Issue Available

Lube Report Americas - February 7, 2024

Discover how extended producer responsibility in India might affect rerefining in the country, how the automotive indust ...

Lubes’n’Greases February Issue Available

Lubes’n’Greases February Issue Available

Lube Report EMEA - February 6, 2024

Discover how extended producer responsibility in India might affect rerefining in the country, how the automotive indust ...

Crafting Biobased Fatty Acids from Food Waste

Crafting Biobased Fatty Acids from Food Waste

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2024

A Dutch startup may have discovered a new, more sustainable way to manufacture fatty acids using food waste as a feedsto ...

Novvi Exits Bankruptcy with New Structure

Novvi Exits Bankruptcy with New Structure

Lube Report Americas - January 31, 2024

Renewable base stock supplier Novvi emerged from voluntary bankruptcy last week with a new ownership structure and a cap ...

Automotive Lubricants Shift Toward Synthetics

Automotive Lubricants Shift Toward Synthetics

Lubes'n'Greases - January 2, 2024

Sean Nguyen of Pennzoil outlines some of the most prominent trends affecting automotive lubricants, including the uptake ...

Novvi Bankruptcy Case Aimed at Restructuring

Novvi Bankruptcy Case Aimed at Restructuring

Lube Report Americas - December 6, 2023

Chemical company Novvi LLC filed what it described as a voluntary bankruptcy petition Sunday, stating that it intends to ...

Savita Commissions Synthetic Ester Plant

Savita Commissions Synthetic Ester Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 20, 2023

India’s Savita Oil Technologies Ltd. commissioned a new synthetic ester manufacturing plant, citing opportunities in n ...

Demand Growth Slows for Esters Used in Lubes

Demand Growth Slows for Esters Used in Lubes

Lube Report Americas - October 18, 2023

The shift towards better quality lubricants has resulted in slower growth in demand for esters that are used in lubrican ...

Shell Acquires Transformer Fluid, Coolant Lines

Shell Acquires Transformer Fluid, Coolant Lines

Lube Report EMEA - October 10, 2023

Shell Lubricants acquired two product lines from United Kingdom-based M&I Materials Ltd. – one for synthetic and e ...

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ExxonMobil Launches LAO Production

Lube Report Americas - September 20, 2023

ExxonMobil on Tuesday announced the startup of two new chemical production units at its Baytown, Texas manufacturing fac ...

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PIB Expansion Planned at Ludwigshafen

Lube Report EMEA - August 8, 2023

BASF will expand its capacity to produce medium-molecular weight polyisobutenes at its Verbund petrochemical refinery in ...

Tsuno Makes Esters from Used Cooking Oil

Tsuno Makes Esters from Used Cooking Oil

Lube Report Asia - July 28, 2023

Tsuno Group, a Japanese chemical company, announced the launch of fatty acid esters made from used cooking oil. The lub ...

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Satellite Plans Another PAO Plant in China

Lube Report Asia - July 7, 2023

The march of China companies stepping into the polyalphaolefin business continues, as acrylic acid producer Satellite Ch ...

TAIF Plant Now Makes Esters, Polyalkylene Glycol

TAIF Plant Now Makes Esters, Polyalkylene Glycol

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2023

Russia’s only polyalphaolefins complex now can also produce polyalkylene glycols and complex esters, after completing ...

Taif’s PAO Plant Upgrade Completed

Taif’s PAO Plant Upgrade Completed

Lube Report EMEA - May 23, 2023

Russia’s only polyalphaolefins complex now can also produce polyalkylene glycols and complex esters, after completing ...

Podcast 7: The Essentials of Sustainable Base Stocks

Podcast 7: The Essentials of Sustainable Base Stocks

Lubes'n'Greases - April 28, 2023

Trevor Gauntlett talks to Novvi's Bill Downey about what makes a base stock truly sustainable.