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Sale of Petrobras’ Lubnor Delayed

Lube Report Americas - August 19, 2020

Petrobras said recently that the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its efforts to sell a naphthenic base oil plant in the Br ...

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Lubricating Plastics via Microcapsules

Lube Report EMEA - August 18, 2020

Chemists at two German research institutes have devised lubricant-filled microcapsules that can be mixed into thermoplas ...

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Hyundai Shell Base Oil

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Hyundai Shell Base Oil

Lube Report Asia - August 14, 2020

Base Oil refiners GS Caltex and Hyundai Shell Base Oil both posted increases in operating profit and drops in sales for ...

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

For the quarter ending June 30, Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a net profit, while Quaker Chemical, Hol ...

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Idemitsu Agrees to Sell Back Shell Business

Lube Report Asia - August 7, 2020

Idemitsu Kosan Co. announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to sell Shell Lubricants Japan back to Shell, 16 ...

Yushiro Chemical Earnings

Yushiro Chemical Earnings

Lube Report Asia - August 7, 2020

Metalworking fluids and industrial oil producer Yushiro Chemical Industry reported lower sales and a steep decrease in o ...

A Glimpse at the Future of Packaging

A Glimpse at the Future of Packaging

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

A market survey helps elucidate potential growth areas and trends shaping packaging for the lubricants sector.

Cybersecurity and the Supply Chain

Cybersecurity and the Supply Chain

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

Cyber criminals are always angling for a way into the supply chain. Outdated or underfunded cybersecurity protocols make ...

Best Practices

Best Practices

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

Sara Lefcourt says businesses can reap some value from every crisis—even one as painful as this pandemic.

Q2 Profits Down for Afton, Valvoline

Q2 Profits Down for Afton, Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - August 5, 2020

Afton Chemical recorded lower operating profit and sales for its second quarter, and Valvoline reported decreases in ope ...

Pandemic Depresses Fuchs’ Profits, Sales

Pandemic Depresses Fuchs’ Profits, Sales

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

Independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE posted steep declines in profit and sales for the second quarter, compa ...

SK’s Q2 Profits, Sales Fall

SK’s Q2 Profits, Sales Fall

Lube Report Asia - July 31, 2020

SK Lubricants posted steep decreases in operating profit and sales for the second quarter, according to an earnings repo ...

Revenues Drop for HCC

Revenues Drop for HCC

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment – which includes oil collection activities, rerefining activities and ...

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S-Oil Earnings Jumped

Lube Report Asia - July 24, 2020

South Korean refiner S-Oil reported that its base oil business posted a strong increase in operating income and a drop i ...

Wind Energy Lube Demand Forecast to Stall

Wind Energy Lube Demand Forecast to Stall

Lube Report Americas - July 22, 2020

Global lubricant demand for wind energy is likely to hit a speed bump in the current economic climate but should rebound ...

Slump Expected for Wind Energy Lubes

Slump Expected for Wind Energy Lubes

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2020

Global lubricant demand for wind energy is likely to hit a speed bump in the current economic climate but should rebound ...

Savita Posts Lower Profit

Savita Posts Lower Profit

Lube Report Asia - July 15, 2020

Mumbai-based Savita Oil – a supplier of transformer oils, white oils, lubricants and other products – reported lower ...

Hope for Recovery Voiced at Webinar

Hope for Recovery Voiced at Webinar

Lube Report Americas - July 15, 2020

Order volumes for every lubricants market sector, from base oils and additives to finished lubes, dropped by 40% in Apri ...