Non-conventional Base Stocks

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 ...

PAO Blend Steps into the EV Thermal Management Fray

PAO Blend Steps into the EV Thermal Management Fray

Electric Vehicles InSite - 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 10, 2020

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

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High-performance Base Stocks Set to Gain Traction in India

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 30, 2020

India is a big country with a big thirst for base oils. This traditionally Group I market is continuing its shift toward ...

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Oleic Acid Boosts Biobased Oils

Lubes'n'Greases - October 22, 2019

From chainsaw blades to the elevator in the Statue of Liberty, soybean oil is on its way up as a viable alternative to m ...

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Gear Oils Gain Efficiency

Lubes'n'Greases - October 22, 2019

A new polyether hybrid base stock hopes to bridge the gap between compatibility and performance in the synthetic fluid l ...

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Could PAG Be an EV AC Lube?

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - September 17, 2019

Finding the right lubricant for automotive air conditioning systems is a tough in conventional cars. Its even trickier f ...

MFG Upgrades Manufacturing Plants

MFG Upgrades Manufacturing Plants

Lube Report Americas - August 28, 2019

MFG Chemical recently announced manufacturing upgrades at its facilities in Dalton, Georgia, that make surfactants, este ...

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The Notorious PIBs

Lubes'n'Greases - June 24, 2019

Polyisobutenes have kept a steady beat in the market. Recently producers have been cranking up the volume to meet increa ...

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Spotlight Shifts to Synthetic and Naphthenic Base Oils

Lubes'n'Greases - June 24, 2019

Are the synthetic and naphthenic understudies to paraffinic base oils ready to steal the limelight?

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Calumet Sells Biosynthetic Technologies Stake

Lube Report Americas - June 5, 2019

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. sold its year-old investment in Biosynthetic Technologies in March, according t ...

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ExxonMobil to Add its First LAO Plant

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2019

Industry observers say a new linear alpha olefins unit that ExxonMobil expects to open in 2022 in Baytown, Texas, should ...

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Spotlight on Esters

Lubes'n'Greases - April 15, 2019

With environmental pressures growing and applications becoming more demanding, marketers explain how esters are stepping ...

Playing it Cool

Playing it Cool

Electric Vehicles InSite - 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 ...

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PIB Plant Planned in Saudi Arabia

Lube Report EMEA - February 5, 2019

South Korea's Daelim Industrial will build an 80,000 tons per year polyisobutene plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, that is ...

Alkylated Naphthalenes: The Mystery Base Fluid

Alkylated Naphthalenes: The Mystery Base Fluid

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - July 15, 2018

The result of wartime initiatives to find alternative engine oils, alkylated naphthalenes could be the material that for ...