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Brenntag Acquires Thai Distributor

Lube Report Asia - July 8, 2020

Chemicals company Brenntag acquired Thailand-based lubricants distributor Oils ‘R Us Co. Ltd. as part of its expansion ...

Vehicle Aging Trend Continues

Vehicle Aging Trend Continues

Lube Report Americas - July 8, 2020

The average age of light vehicles in the United States rose 8%, from 10.9 years in 2011 to 11.8 years in 2019, and is pr ...

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Lubes'n'Greases - July 2, 2020

Dealing with covid-19 has been something of an adventure, says Jack Goodhue. What lessons have we taken away from the ex ...

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 ...

North American Grease Production Slips

North American Grease Production Slips

Lube Report Americas - July 1, 2020

North American production of lubricating greases seems to have dipped from 2018 to 2019, according to a survey by the Un ...

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Grim Outlook Given for Industry

Lube Report Americas - July 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious damage to lubricants markets around the world, but the bigger problem could be ...

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Mixed Results for Indian Companies

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2020

Apar Industries reported a steep drop in net profit for the quarter ending March 31, while Maximus International and Con ...

Grease Output Up in China, Down in India

Grease Output Up in China, Down in India

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2020

Reported lubricating grease production was up in China and Southeast Asia, and down in India and Japan, according to a s ...

Brit Businesses Call for Sustainable Recovery

Brit Businesses Call for Sustainable Recovery

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

Shell and BP are among 150 signatories of a letter to United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging the U.K. govern ...

Dire Times Forecast for Industry

Dire Times Forecast for Industry

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

The lubricant industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand could remain depressed at least into 2022, ...

Fergana Upgrade on Track for 2023

Fergana Upgrade on Track for 2023

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

A joint venture between Uzbekneftegaz and Russian energy giant Gazprom says it is moving forward with a previously annou ...

Air Force Aims to Extend Service Intervals

Air Force Aims to Extend Service Intervals

Lube Report Americas - June 24, 2020

The U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Environmental Quality Technical Support Branch is leading a pilot study aim ...

Oil Change Sales Rise

Oil Change Sales Rise

Lube Report Americas - June 24, 2020

Sales for oil change and lubrication shops in the United States reached an estimated $6.6 billion in 2019, up 5% from $6 ...

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Wax Maker Acquires PVC Lubes Company

Lube Report Americas - June 24, 2020

Canadian wax maker The International Group Inc. has acquired Picayune, Mississippi-based Rheogistics LLC, which supplies ...

Profits Down for Indian Lube Suppliers

Profits Down for Indian Lube Suppliers

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2020

Tide Water Oil Co. and Balmer Lawrie & Co.’s greases and lubricants segments both reported declines in profit for ...

Australia Sales Fell in April

Australia Sales Fell in April

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2020

April sales of lubricating oil and grease in Australia fell 7 percent year on year to 25.6 million liters, according an ...

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VLS Cites Hyperdrive Engine Oil

Lube Report EMEA - June 21, 2020

United Kingdom-based Verification of Lubricant Standards announced last week that it reported an engine oil marketed by ...

Survey: Russian Sales Shift to Online

Survey: Russian Sales Shift to Online

Lube Report EMEA - June 21, 2020

Russian lubricant manufacturers are slashing investment, staff and marketing projects during the Covid-19 pandemic in fa ...