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Ineos Adds Low-vis, High-vis PAOs
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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 ...

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ExxonMobil LAO Project Pushed Back

Lube Report Americas - December 8, 2021

ExxonMobil’s entry into the linear alpha olefin market has been delayed as a large expansion of the company’s Baytow ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - November 1, 2021

Leave No Trace   By now you’ve probably heard of the push for carbon neutrality. It’s gone from a buzz term ...

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ExxonMobil to Raise High-vis PAO Capacity

Lube Report Americas - October 13, 2021

ExxonMobil Synthetics today announced plans to expand the production capacity of its metallocene high viscosity polyalph ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

A Time of Transition   The past 18 months have not been particularly wonderful for the active industries involve ...

Spotlight on Biobased Lubricants

Spotlight on Biobased Lubricants

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

Entering an important phase for greener, more sustainable lubricants Gone are the days when biobased lubricants were ...

Not Your Father’s Base Oil

Not Your Father’s Base Oil

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

The ever-growing emphasis on sustainability is pushing the lubricants industry to develop products that help achieve car ...