Automotive Lubricants

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U.S. Lube Oil Exports, Imports Rose in 2021

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2022

The United States exported 33% more and imported more than 110% more automotive, diesel and marine engine lubricating oi ...

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 ...

France Lube Demand Slips

France Lube Demand Slips

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2022

Lubricant consumption in France decreased 8% to 44,086 metric tons in April, compared to the same month last year, accor ...

Grease Output Up in Japan, Southeast Asia

Grease Output Up in Japan, Southeast Asia

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2022

Global grease production increased 8% in 2021, according to the latest survey by the National Lubricating Grease Institu ...

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2022

Lubricating grease production in North America rose 9% in 2021, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institute ...

Fuchs Buys Stake in Battery Electrolyte Startup

Fuchs Buys Stake in Battery Electrolyte Startup

Electric Vehicles InSite - June 20, 2022

German independent lubricant maker Fuchs Petrolub bought a 28% stake in E-Lyte Innovations GmbH, a start-up that develop ...

Maximus Posts Bullish Earnings

Maximus Posts Bullish Earnings

Lube Report Asia - June 17, 2022

Indian lubricants blender Maximus International Ltd. said it had weathered supply chain disruption, competitiveness in p ...

U.S. Oil Change Sales Jump

U.S. Oil Change Sales Jump

Lube Report Americas - June 15, 2022

Sales at oil change and lubrication shops in the United States climbed 10% to $6.3 billion in 2021, compared to $5.7 bil ...

The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Steve Swedberg discusses the ways in which GF-7 may differ from its predecessor.

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

A research institute has developed two real-time methods for measuring the homogeneity of lubricating greases. What do t ...

Fuchs Buys Stake in Electrolytes Start-up

Fuchs Buys Stake in Electrolytes Start-up

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2022

German independent lubricants maker Fuchs Group entered the battery market by acquiring 28% of the shares in E-Lyte Inno ...

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Aramco Eyes Valvoline Unit

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2022

Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, has approached Valvoline, one of the world’s largest independent lubr ...

Castrol E-transmission Fluid Available for Aftermarket

Castrol E-transmission Fluid Available for Aftermarket

Electric Vehicles InSite - May 17, 2022

Castrol released its dedicated EV transmission fluid for aftermarket in Europe for the first time since its On range was ...

Biden Gives EV Battery Industry $3.1 Billion Kickstart

Biden Gives EV Battery Industry $3.1 Billion Kickstart

Electric Vehicles InSite - May 17, 2022

The Biden administration recently gave a $3.1 billion kickstart to domestic electric vehicle battery manufacturing. The ...

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

Lube Report Asia - May 13, 2022

A draft standard for lubricants for heavy-duty engines running on natural gas has cleared the project review stage and b ...

Playing Defense

Playing Defense

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

The United States lubricants industry has been operating in unprecedented conditions during the past year. Tom Glenn dis ...