Non-conventional Base Stocks


Silicone Lube Demand to Hit $250M

Lube Report - August 11, 2010

U.S. demand for silicones in lubricant and grease applications will rise over 5 percent per year through 2014 to $250 mi ...


Dow Puts More Eggs in PAG Basket

Lube Report - May 16, 2007

The world’s largest producer of polyalkylene glycol (PAG) is getting even larger: Dow Chemical is adding capacity ...


Slower Growth Forecast for PAO Lubes

Lube Report - April 17, 2002

After 18 months of weak demand and dismal pricing in many segments, the market for alphaolefins is beginning to pick up, ...


Akzo Plans Phosphate Esters Expansion

Lube Report - February 13, 2002

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