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The Bounty of Bench Tests

The Bounty of Bench Tests

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The changing landscape for lubricants and greases means that bench tests must also evolve. How are bench tests supportin ...

Are Additives Keeping Up?

Are Additives Keeping Up?

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

As the lubricants industry enters a transformative period, no segment of the industry is spared. Discover how European a ...

PAOs Offer Electric Performance

PAOs Offer Electric Performance

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The base stocks used to formulate lubricants for electric vehicles are vital to performance. What are the best options?

What Factors Are Swaying EV Adoption in the U.S.?

What Factors Are Swaying EV Adoption in the U.S.?

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The transition to electric vehicles is imminent, but the speed of adoption remains debatable. Explore the factors that m ...

Conglomerates: Yes, No, Yes, No

Conglomerates: Yes, No, Yes, No

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

Corporate conglomerates seem to go in and out of style. Jack Goodhue explains how they are faring in today’s market.

Swedish Firm Buys Lube Seals Maker

Swedish Firm Buys Lube Seals Maker

Lube Report Americas - December 29, 2021

Swedish company VBG Group acquired all shares of U.S.-based Carlyle Johnson Machine Co. for $16.5 million. Carlyle Johns ...

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Investment Firms Swap RelaDyne

Lube Report Americas - December 29, 2021

Private equity firm American Industrial Partners announced last week that it has acquired RelaDyne, one of the leaders o ...

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Croda Selling Unit to Cargill

Lube Report EMEA - December 28, 2021

Agricultural products company Cargill Inc. has agreed to buy most of Croda International Plc’s Performance Technologie ...

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Zhongsheng Gaoke Profits Fall

Lube Report Asia - December 24, 2021

Jiangsu Zhongsheng Gaoke Environmental Co. reported a 30% year-to-year drop in net income for the third quarter, on reve ...

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Kline: Industry Shrank 10.9% in 2020

Lube Report Asia - December 17, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic caused global consumption of finished lubricants to fall 10.9% in 2020 to 36.4 million metric tons ...

Copton Up Through Three Quarters

Copton Up Through Three Quarters

Lube Report Asia - December 17, 2021

Chinese lubricants blender Qingdao Copton Tech Co. reported higher net profit and operating income for the first nine mo ...

Stockholders Aim to Privatize United Global

Stockholders Aim to Privatize United Global

Lube Report Asia - December 17, 2021

An investment firm representing the main stockholders of United Global Ltd. announced on Dec. 10 an unconditional cash o ...

Canadian Pacific Closes on Merger

Canadian Pacific Closes on Merger

Lube Report Americas - December 15, 2021

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. announced yesterday the completion of its $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern, ...

UMW Reports Sales Drop

UMW Reports Sales Drop

Lube Report Asia - December 10, 2021

UMW Holdings Bhd. reported slightly lower sales of lubricants and related products for the nine months ending Sept. 30, ...

Saint-Gobain Buys Chemicals Firm

Saint-Gobain Buys Chemicals Firm

Lube Report Americas - December 8, 2021

French building materials company Saint-Gobain announced on Monday the acquisition of construction chemicals company GCP ...

Aramco Enters Lubricants Business

Aramco Enters Lubricants Business

Lube Report EMEA - December 7, 2021

The world’s largest crude oil supplier and one of the largest owners of base oil assets is getting back into the finis ...

Profits Drop for Richful, Lopal

Profits Drop for Richful, Lopal

Lube Report Asia - December 3, 2021

China’s Jiangsu Lopal Tech Co. and Richful Lube Additive Co. both reported drops in net profit for the third quarter, ...

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Kangtai Additive Project Scaled Back

Lube Report Asia - December 3, 2021

A company attempting to acquire most of Kangtai Lubricant Additive Co. has scaled back the size of an additive factory n ...