Automotive Lubricants

Slow Start for France’s Lube Sales
A look down the famous Avenue des Champs Elysees in Paris France as seen from the Arc de Triomphe. © Ken Felepchuk

Slow Start for France’s Lube Sales

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

France’s lubricant consumption fell by more than 10% in in January, compared to the same month in 2020, ending a strea ...

Valvoline Eyes Growth in Industrial Oils

Valvoline Eyes Growth in Industrial Oils

Lube Report EMEA - November 17, 2020

Custom Content – Within the space of just three years, Valvoline Europe has significantly grown its industrial lubrica ...

Valvoline Geared Up for Grease Expansion

Valvoline Geared Up for Grease Expansion

Lube Report EMEA - October 6, 2020

Custom Content – Valvoline, one of the world’s leading lubricant and automotive suppliers, has made a frictionless m ...

Lopal Exports Lubricants to Pakistan

Lopal Exports Lubricants to Pakistan

Lube Report Asia - April 2, 2021

Chinese lubricants marketer Jiangsu Lopal Tech recently exported its first batch of lubricants to Pakistan, which it sai ...

The Year of the Ox

The Year of the Ox

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Asia’s Increasing Influence on the Global Lubes MarketAfter a tumultuous year for lubricant markets around the gl ...

Grease Holds Promise for Evolving Industry

Grease Holds Promise for Evolving Industry

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

As electric vehicles threaten to drain away the lifeblood of the lubricants industry—engine oil accounts for about 40 ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Electrifying Well, 2021 is well underway, and it looks a lot like 2020, part 2. There are lots of projections, ...

Yip’s Lube Profits Rose Despite COVID

Yip’s Lube Profits Rose Despite COVID

Lube Report Asia - March 19, 2021

Hong Kong-based Yip’s Chemical Holdings Ltd.’s lubricants business reported higher operating profit and sales for th ...

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

Lube Report Asia - March 12, 2021

DuPont said last week that it is investing $40 million to construct specialty lubricant manufacturing units at existing ...

FA-4 Gains Ground

FA-4 Gains Ground

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Protecting the internal components of heavy-duty engines is about more than efficiency. High-quality engine oil is the ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Is the ICE Decline an Upturn for Silicones?Unfamiliar to many in the industry, silicone base stocks have limited ap ...

Need to Know

Need to Know

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

How Does DEF Fit the Lubricants Business? Diesel exhaust fluid made a big splash in the United States market j ...

GM Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2040

GM Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2040

Electric Vehicles InSite - February 12, 2021

General Motors, the world’s fifth-largest carmaker, said it would stop producing internal combustion engine vehicles ...

Profits Rise for Indian Companies

Profits Rise for Indian Companies

Lube Report Asia - February 12, 2021

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd., Apar Industries’ transformer oil and specialty oil segment, Balmer Lawrie’s grease s ...

Q4 Profits Better for Afton, Valvoline

Q4 Profits Better for Afton, Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - February 10, 2021

Afton Chemical recorded higher operating profit in the fourth quarter, but weaker full-year results, while Valvoline pos ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

Transmission Fluids Back in the Twilight Zone (also known as 2020), I commented on a note that I had received ...

Gaskets Firm Acquires Synlube Blender

Gaskets Firm Acquires Synlube Blender

Lube Report Americas - January 27, 2021

Cometic Gasket announced yesterday the acquisition of Indiana-based Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, which blends and package ...