Automotive Lubricants

Making EVs Provides Lube Opportunities
A view of the chassis of an electric car, with powertrain, batteries pack and power connections closeup. © Sergii Chernov

Making EVs Provides Lube Opportunities

Lube Report Americas - November 23, 2022

Although the shift to manufacturing of electric vehicles will bring a decline in industrial lubricants consumption, it w ...

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 ...

Profits Up for Valvoline

Profits Up for Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - November 16, 2022

Valvoline’s new business model – following the August announcement of the sale of its lubes unit to Saudi Aramco – ...

Profits Rise for Castrol India, Apar

Profits Rise for Castrol India, Apar

Lube Report Asia - November 4, 2022

Castrol India Ltd. reported slightly higher profits and sales for the quarter ending Sept. 30, saying it managed pricing ...

Castrol India Launches Fully Recycled Bottle

Castrol India Launches Fully Recycled Bottle

Lube Report Asia - November 4, 2022

Castrol last month introduced 100% recycled plastic bottles in India, a step that it called important in its efforts to ...

Opportunities for Motorcycle Oils in South America

Opportunities for Motorcycle Oils in South America

Lubes'n'Greases - October 31, 2022

How are Latin America’s unique market conditions affecting motorcycle oils, and how can lubricant formulators respond ...

A Major Shift

A Major Shift

Lubes'n'Greases - October 31, 2022

After several years of volatile market conditions and significant supply line interruptions, lubricant buyers have recon ...

France Lube Demand Falls

France Lube Demand Falls

Lube Report EMEA - October 18, 2022

Lubricant consumption in France declined 5% to 36,679 metric tons in August, compared to the same month last year, Paris ...

Engine Oil Development to Continue

Engine Oil Development to Continue

Lube Report Americas - October 12, 2022

Although the writing is on the wall for internal combustion engines, lubricant formulators still have work to do meeting ...

The EV Charging Race Is Hot!

The EV Charging Race Is Hot!

Lubes'n'Greases - October 3, 2022

Thermal management fluids for EVs are the new golden prize for some base stock suppliers. Trevor Gauntlett considers som ...

Viscosity Continues to Decrease

Viscosity Continues to Decrease

Lubes'n'Greases - October 3, 2022

Lower viscosity grades seem to have taken over the PCMO market. Will engine oil viscosity trend even lower in the coming ...

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

Lube Report Asia - September 30, 2022

Additives manufacturer SI Group is expanding production capacity at its Rasal, India, factory for antioxidants used in l ...

2-wheeler Lube Growth Forecast for Asia

2-wheeler Lube Growth Forecast for Asia

Lube Report Asia - September 30, 2022

Asia-Pacific accounted for close to 80% of about 1.6 to 1.7 million tons of worldwide motorcycle engine oil demand in 20 ...

France Lube Sales Fall in July

France Lube Sales Fall in July

Lube Report EMEA - September 20, 2022

France’s lubricant consumption fell 11% to 44,253 tons in July, compared to the same month last year, according to dat ...

China’s Carbon Ambitions May Boost mPAOs

China’s Carbon Ambitions May Boost mPAOs

Lube Report Asia - September 9, 2022

China aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2060, which will likely offer opportunities for metallocene polyalphaolefin as ...

PV Oil Lube’s Profits Rebound

PV Oil Lube’s Profits Rebound

Lube Report Asia - September 9, 2022

PV Oil Lube JSC’s profit after tax jumped by more than 70% for the first six months of this year, likely benefiting fr ...