Polyalphaolefin

Taif Makes Lubes in Nizhnekamsk
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Taif Makes Lubes in Nizhnekamsk

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

A finished lubricant blending facility was installed late last year at the site of Russia’s only polyalphaolefin plant ...

PAO Springs Forward

PAO Springs Forward

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Polyalphaolefins are expensive, available from just a handful of producers and increasingly being replaced in automotiv ...

Ineos Declares Force Majeure for PAOs

Ineos Declares Force Majeure for PAOs

Lube Report Americas - February 3, 2021

Ineos declared force majeure last month on supply of low-viscosity polyalphaolefins after an unexpected disruption to fe ...

Sinochem Opens Pilot PAO Plant

Sinochem Opens Pilot PAO Plant

Lube Report Asia - January 22, 2021

Sinochem Corp. announced last month that it has opened a pilot plant producing low-viscosity polyalphaolefin in Lanzhou, ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

PAOs, Past and Present Polyalphaolefins will be in the spotlight at the next National Inventors Hall of Fame inducti ...

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 ...

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 ...

Additive

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?

Additive

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 ...