Non-conventional Base Stocks

BASF Expands Esters Plant in China
BASF will almost double the production capacity for its synthetic ester base stocks at its site in Jinshan, China. Photo courtesy / BASF

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

PEV - 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

LNG Magazine - 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

LNG Magazine - 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 ...

Lubricants Breathe Life into Ventilators

Lubricants Breathe Life into Ventilators

LNG Magazine - July 2, 2020

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

PAO Blend Steps into the EV Thermal Management Fray

PAO Blend Steps into the EV Thermal Management Fray

PEV - May 7, 2020

All vehicles require a range of lubricants, greases, coolants and fluids, and EVs are no exception. Existing base stock ...

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Malaysian Palm Industry Wants to Reopen

Lube Report Asia - April 8, 2020

Two industry associations urged the Malaysian state of Sabah this week to allow oil palm plantations and mills to reopen ...

Playing it Cool

Playing it Cool

PEV - March 5, 2019

Cooling fluids for electric vehicle batteries are a potential avenue of exploration and investment for lube companies, b ...

Researchers Make Base Oils from Non-food Plants

Researchers Make Base Oils from Non-food Plants

Lube Report Americas - February 6, 2019

Researchers at a University of Delaware-partnered lab say they have discovered a way to create lubricant base oils from ...

Bright Stock Supply Shrinks

Bright Stock Supply Shrinks

Lube Report Americas - January 31, 2018

Global bright stock demand was 2.7 million tons in 2017, but is expected to decline by approximately 250,000 tons by 202 ...

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Akzo Plans Phosphate Esters Expansion

Lube Report - October 18, 2017

Despite what it described as a lull in demand, Akzo Nobel announced that it will expand its phosphate ester lubricant ad ...

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Keeping Acronyms Straight

LNG Magazine EMEA - September 21, 2017

In an industry dominated by acronyms and strings of letters, the major focus is naturally on those that influence the cu ...

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China Pursues Biodegradables

LNG Magazine - August 17, 2016

Chinese engine oil buyers have been developing a taste for green lubes. Now consumers are expanding their palates to inc ...

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Demand Sprouts for Ester Lubes

Lube Report Asia - April 14, 2015

Although global lubricants demand is consistently flat, ester-based lubricants will grow at an average rate of 6 percent ...