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Taif Makes Lubes in Nizhnekamsk
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Taif Makes Lubes in Nizhnekamsk

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

A finished lubricant blending facility was installed late last year at the site of Russia’s only polyalphaolefin plant ...

PAO Springs Forward

PAO Springs Forward

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Polyalphaolefins are expensive, available from just a handful of producers and increasingly being replaced in automotiv ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Is the ICE Decline an Upturn for Silicones? Unfamiliar to many in the industry, silicone base stocks have limited ap ...

Ineos Declares Force Majeure for PAOs

Ineos Declares Force Majeure for PAOs

Lube Report Americas - February 3, 2021

Ineos declared force majeure last month on supply of low-viscosity polyalphaolefins after an unexpected disruption to fe ...

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Indonesia JV to Supply Palm Catalysts

Lube Report Asia - January 29, 2021

PT Pertamina Lubricants and two other Indonesian companies have formed a joint venture aimed at developing catalysts tha ...

Sinochem Opens Pilot PAO Plant

Sinochem Opens Pilot PAO Plant

Lube Report Asia - January 22, 2021

Sinochem Corp. announced last month that it has opened a pilot plant producing low-viscosity polyalphaolefin in Lanzhou, ...

Custom Content in association with Oleon

Custom Content in association with Oleon

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

Performance without Compromise Esters have become almost synonymous with high-performance formulations used in deman ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

PAOs, Past and Present Polyalphaolefins will be in the spotlight at the next National Inventors Hall of Fame inducti ...

BASF Expands Esters Plant in China

BASF Expands Esters Plant in China

Lube Report Asia - October 16, 2020

BASF said Monday that it will almost double synthetic ester base stocks production capacity at its Jinshan, China, site ...

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

Electric Vehicles InSite - October 1, 2020

There are a number of potential avenues of development and challenges for electric vehicle lubricant formulators, but wh ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

While global lubricant demand drags, says Caitlin Jacobs, the odds are still looking good for renewable and biodegradabl ...

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 ...

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

Chevron and Novvi LLC announced the first production of fully renewable base oil from Novvi’s Deer Park facility in Ho ...

Rosneft’s Sales Grew in 2019

Rosneft’s Sales Grew in 2019

Lube Report EMEA - July 10, 2020

Rosneft’s domestic lubricant sales grew almost 10% to 712,000 tons in 2019, up from 650,000 tons the year before as ex ...

A New Relationship Blossoms

A New Relationship Blossoms

Lubes'n'Greases - July 2, 2020

It was long thought that raw materials for oil-miscible PAGs were too rare or too expensive to create a widely used prod ...

The Green Trend Chips into Metalworking Fluids

The Green Trend Chips into Metalworking Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - July 2, 2020

There's no regulatory requirement for MWFs that meet Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant standards, but formulating gre ...

Lubricants Breathe Life into Ventilators

Lubricants Breathe Life into Ventilators

Lubes'n'Greases - July 2, 2020

While blenders converting their production lines for hand sanitizer grab headlines, companies that make greases for life ...