Automotive Lubricants

Poland Demand Jumped 10% in 2021

Poland Demand Jumped 10% in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - April 26, 2022

After a pandemic-induced recession in 2020, lubricant demand in Poland rebounded last year as passenger cars returned to ...

Is Hydrogen the Transport Wildcard of the Future?

Is Hydrogen the Transport Wildcard of the Future?

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Spotlight on Electric Vehicles Amidst the hubbub surrounding battery electric vehicles, there is a small yet growing ...

A Global Affair: E-fluid Producers Around the World

A Global Affair: E-fluid Producers Around the World

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Spotlight on Electric Vehicles A growing cadre of lubricant manufacturers—small and large—are developing and prod ...

Spotlight on Electric Vehicles

Spotlight on Electric Vehicles

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

BASF and Lanxess share how they are contributing to an all-electric future.

Polymer Additives Ease Bright Stock Woes for Lubricating Greases

Polymer Additives Ease Bright Stock Woes for Lubricating Greases

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Bright stock supply is tight. Fortunately, OCP and PIB can be used to replace the scarce base stock in grease applicatio ...

The PC-12 Picture Becomes Clearer

The PC-12 Picture Becomes Clearer

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Development of PC-12 is now well underway. Steve Swedberg outlines how the new category will likely differ from its pred ...

MJL Profits Drop Steeply

MJL Profits Drop Steeply

Lube Report Asia - April 1, 2022

Lubricant blender and supplier MJL Bangladesh reported a steep drop in profits and a slight increase in sales revenue f ...

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EPA Penalizes Blender Over Pollution Reports

Lube Report Americas - March 23, 2022

Lubricant producer Champion Brands LLC was slapped with a $130,243 fee by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

France Lube Sales Up in 2021

France Lube Sales Up in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - March 15, 2022

Lubricant sales in France were up slightly for 2021 and in December, compared to the same periods in 2020, according to ...

Ardova Loss Gets Bigger

Ardova Loss Gets Bigger

Lube Report EMEA - March 1, 2022

Nigerian blender and distributor Ardova PLC reported an enlarged operating loss and higher sales revenue for its lubrica ...

Spain’s Lube Demand Up in 2021

Spain’s Lube Demand Up in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - March 1, 2022

Spain’s lubricant demand increased 11% in 2021, compared to the same month in 2020, though it fell 3% shy of the count ...

Choices Aplenty: Selecting a Lubricant for Heavy-duty Diesel Marine Engines

Choices Aplenty: Selecting a Lubricant for Heavy-duty Diesel Marine Engines

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2022

As engine technology and emissions requirements in the marine sector continually shift, lubricants must keep pace. What ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2022

Group II is the workhorse grade in the lubricants industry right now, but how firm is its position in the world of heavy ...

More EV Adoption Means Less Lube Demand

More EV Adoption Means Less Lube Demand

Electric Vehicles InSite - February 25, 2022

The winds of change in the North American car market blow harder as recent state and corporate modernization steps signa ...

Profits Fall at Afton, Mixed for Valvoline

Profits Fall at Afton, Mixed for Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - February 9, 2022

Afton Chemical posted decreased operating profit for the fourth quarter and full year 2021 along with increased sales, w ...

Base Oils and Their Applications

Base Oils and Their Applications

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

Steve Swedberg discusses which types of base oils are available to the lubricants industry and how they can be used.

Liqui Moly Posts Higher Net Sales

Liqui Moly Posts Higher Net Sales

Lube Report EMEA - January 25, 2022

Net sales for German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly increased 20% in 2021, boosted by growth ...

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Georgia Said to Favor Cheaper Imports

Lube Report EMEA - January 25, 2022

Georgia imported 18,860 tons of motor oils in 2021, a 1.2% drop compared to the year before, and a trade organization sa ...