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Total Loss Expected From Chemtool Fire
A volunteer firefighter connects a hose to help fight a fire at Lubrizol Corp.’s Chemtool plant in Rockton, Illinois. © Andy Manis/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

Total Loss Expected From Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

A devastating fire that started Monday continued to burn Tuesday at Lubrizol’s Chemtool grease manufacturing plant in ...

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 ...

North American Grease Output Declines

North American Grease Output Declines

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

Lubricating grease production in North America declined 17% in 2020, according to the National Lubricating Grease Instit ...

Standard Greases Buys Chemicals Stake

Standard Greases Buys Chemicals Stake

Lube Report Asia - June 11, 2021

India’s Standard Greases and Specialties Pvt. earlier this week purchased a stake in Archit Organosys, which produces ...

Spotlight on Grease

Spotlight on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

Figures from the National Lubricating Grease Institute’s 2019 Annual Production Survey showed that although lithium r ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Idemitsu to Buy Up Toa Shares

Idemitsu to Buy Up Toa Shares

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Co. will consolidate its lubricant and grease business by buying up stock of Toa Oil Co. to mak ...

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

Lube Report Americas - January 6, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency last month excluded the lubricant industry from a new prohibition on p ...

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Sri Lanka’s First Grease Plant Almost Built

Lube Report Asia - November 27, 2020

Lanka IOC said recently that it expects to complete construction of Sri Lanka’s first grease plant by the end of this ...

Most Indian Companies’ Profits Increase

Most Indian Companies’ Profits Increase

Lube Report Asia - November 13, 2020

Castrol India Ltd. reported higher profit for the quarter ending Sept. 30, compared to the same period in 2019, while Gu ...

New Grease Plant Starts Up in Kansas

New Grease Plant Starts Up in Kansas

Posts - July 20, 2020

A joint venture between Japanese grease maker Kyodo Yushi and its American partner Lubrication Engineers began operating ...

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Expanding to Grow in Evolving Grease Market

Posts - July 20, 2020

Aerospace Lubricants is nearing completion on an expansion to add 10 million pounds of grease production capacity at its ...

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 ...

Spotlight on Grease

Spotlight on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

The grease industry has been under pressure to develop formulations that keep pace with the increased performance and ef ...

Shear Improvement: Polymers Keep Mechanical Stability

Shear Improvement: Polymers Keep Mechanical Stability

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

Polymers can improve water resistance, thickener yield and tackiness in grease formulations, but their long molecular st ...