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Why Base Oils Matter for Greater Lubricant Sustainability
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Why Base Oils Matter for Greater Lubricant Sustainability

Lubes'n'Greases - October 31, 2022

There are numerous ways that lubricant makers can improve their sustainability profiles. Base stock selection could be a ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - October 31, 2022

Industry experts believe that PAO demand will increase in coming years. What factors may contribute to this growth?

CNOOC-Shell Plans PAO Plant in China

CNOOC-Shell Plans PAO Plant in China

Lube Report Asia - October 21, 2022

A petrochemical joint venture in China between China National Offshore Oil Corp. and Shell has licensed technology from ...

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 ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

Which biobased base stocks are popular right now, and which ones might step in as viable alternatives in the future?

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - July 6, 2022

How do different base stocks contribute to improved grease performance? Are synthetics the best option, or have mineral ...

Ineos Adds Low-vis, High-vis PAOs

Ineos Adds Low-vis, High-vis PAOs

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2022

Ineos Oligomers announced this week the startup of its new 120,000-metric-tons-per-year low viscosity polyalphaolefins u ...

Chevron Phillips to Add New PAO Unit

Chevron Phillips to Add New PAO Unit

Lube Report EMEA - June 7, 2022

Chevron Phillips Chemical said today it will build a new polyalphaolefins unit in Beringen, Belgium, in response to grow ...

Synthetic Base Stocks Blow in the Winds of Change

Synthetic Base Stocks Blow in the Winds of Change

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

What makes metallocene polyalphaolefins particularly well suited for use in wind turbine lubricants?

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Peter Greven Boosts Esters Output

Lube Report EMEA - April 26, 2022

German oleochemical supplier Peter Greven GmbH announced last week that it has expanded ester production capacity at its ...

PAO Picks Up Speed in China

PAO Picks Up Speed in China

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2022

China has significantly elevated its base oil production capacity in recent years. Has PAO capacity increased along with ...

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U.S. to Seize Sime Darby Palm Products

Lube Report Americas - February 9, 2022

The United States Customs and Border Patrol agency has directed the nation’s ports to seize shipments of palm oil and ...

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Apalene Builds PAO Plant in China

Lube Report Asia - January 28, 2022

A start-up research and development company has begun building a demonstration plant in East China that is designed to m ...

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Moresco Specialty Lube Sales Rise

Lube Report Asia - January 21, 2022

Japanese specialty lubricant manufacturer Moresco Corp. reported higher sales of specialty lubricants and slightly highe ...

PAOs Offer Electric Performance

PAOs Offer Electric Performance

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The base stocks used to formulate lubricants for electric vehicles are vital to performance. What are the best options?

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The lubricants industry is constantly looking for sustainable replacements for traditional mineral oils. How does soybea ...

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ExxonMobil Helps Scale Bio Base Stocks

Lube Report Americas - December 22, 2021

ExxonMobil entered a joint development agreement with biobased base stock manufacturer BioAccelergy to commercially scal ...