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WD-40 Income, Sales Up

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

WD-40 Co. reported net income of $23.6 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, up 94% from $12.2 million in the same per ...

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SK Capital Invests in Lubes Distributor

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

SK Capital Partners L.P. made a controlling investment in Baltimore, Maryland-based lubricants and specialty chemicals d ...

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Fuchs’ Results Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

Fuchs Group issued a preliminary report yesterday showing a 7% decline in sales revenue for 2020 and a bit smaller decli ...

Idemitsu to Buy Up Toa Shares

Idemitsu to Buy Up Toa Shares

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Co. will consolidate its lubricant and grease business by buying up stock of Toa Oil Co. to mak ...

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Business Changes Have Environmental Aspects

Lube Report Americas - January 6, 2021

Partly because of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are undergoing more change than ever these days, which of course ...

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

Lube Report EMEA - January 5, 2021

German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly reported 26% higher sales in November and 38% higher s ...

Vietnam Lube Consumption Rebounds

Vietnam Lube Consumption Rebounds

Lube Report Asia - January 1, 2021

Vietnam is returning to pre-pandemic levels of lubricant consumption, an industry insider said, boosted by strong growth ...

Lubricants’ Role in Food Safety

Lubricants’ Role in Food Safety

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

Lubricants and other nonfood compounds play an important role in the safe operation of food processing and production p ...

Need to Know

Need to Know

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

Looking Back and Moving Forward, 2021 Edition  Like many years prior, 2020 started off with price increases. Mo ...

Your Business

Your Business

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

Compartmentalizing at Work  Thank heaven 2021 is finally here. Last year was an especially tough one.  ...

Martin Midstream Sells Mega Lubricants

Martin Midstream Sells Mega Lubricants

Lube Report Americas - December 30, 2020

Martin Midstream Partners LP sold assets used in connection with its Mega Lubricants shore- based terminals and marine l ...

2020: Busy Beyond Pandemic

2020: Busy Beyond Pandemic

Lube Report Asia - December 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was the biggest news in any industry in 2020, but the region’s lubricant markets had plenty of o ...

Lube Consumption Up in Japan

Lube Consumption Up in Japan

Lube Report Asia - December 18, 2020

Japan consumed 133,229 kiloliters of finished lubricants in October, up 17% from October 2019, according to data release ...

Hyundai Shell Base Oil Posts Profit

Hyundai Shell Base Oil Posts Profit

Lube Report Asia - December 18, 2020

Hyundai Shell Base Oil reported a strong operating profit for its lube base oil segment for the third quarter, improving ...

Gulf Oil to Buy Singapore Plant

Gulf Oil to Buy Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - December 11, 2020

Gulf Oil International announced Tuesday that it has agreed to purchase a Singapore lubricant blending plant from Ocean ...

Korean Base Oil Exports Up in October

Korean Base Oil Exports Up in October

Lube Report Asia - December 11, 2020

South Korea exported more base oil in October than in the same month in 2019, according to Korea Customs Service data. ...

Profits Down for KH Neochem, Yushiro Chemical

Profits Down for KH Neochem, Yushiro Chemical

Lube Report Asia - December 4, 2020

In Japan, KH Neochem Co. reported steep declines in third-quarter operating income and net sales for its performance mat ...