Automotive Lubricants

Calumet Reports Steep Earnings Loss

Calumet Reports Steep Earnings Loss

Lube Report Americas - August 11, 2021

For the quarter ending June 30, Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. saw a steep net loss but with increased sales, ...

Progress by Failure

Progress by Failure

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

Electric motor failure in hybrid buses caused by copper corrosion leads to the development of more effective e-transmiss ...

International Fluids Consortium

International Fluids Consortium

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

You’ll remember that my column in June discussed the new heavy-duty engine oil category, currently called PC-12. It mu ...

Engine Oil Price Hikes Authorized in Iran

Engine Oil Price Hikes Authorized in Iran

Lube Report EMEA - July 27, 2021

Iranian regulators recently authorized a 41% hike in prices for gasoline and diesel automotive engine oils. The country ...

New ACEA Sequences Make Their Debut

New ACEA Sequences Make Their Debut

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

The long-awaited 2021 ACEA light-duty engine oil specifications are finally in the hands of lubricant blenders, marketer ...

The Shifts in PCMO

The Shifts in PCMO

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

Need to Know The passenger car motor oil business in the United States has seen considerable change over the past two ...

EV Fluid Development Challenges

EV Fluid Development Challenges

Electric Vehicles InSite - July 1, 2021

Alexandra Przyborowski and Raj Shah outline some of the challenges faced by developers of lubrication products that are ...

U.S. Oil Change Sales Down

U.S. Oil Change Sales Down

Lube Report Americas - June 30, 2021

Sales at oil change and lubrication shops in the United States declined 3% to $6.4 billion in 2020, down from $6.6 billi ...

France’s Lube Sales Ascend in April

France’s Lube Sales Ascend in April

Lube Report EMEA - June 29, 2021

Lubricant consumption in France jumped 61% in April, compared to the same month in 2020, likely reflecting a rebound fro ...

Bullishness for China’s Industrial Segment

Bullishness for China’s Industrial Segment

Lube Report Asia - June 25, 2021

Despite the rapid growth of electric vehicles in China, new opportunities are available for lube suppliers, speakers sai ...

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lube Report Asia - June 18, 2021

Lithium greases made a small comeback in 2020 in Asia’s two largest grease markets, according to the latest survey by ...

Total Loss Expected From Chemtool Fire

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 ...

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 ...

E-fluid Market Set to Soar, says SK

E-fluid Market Set to Soar, says SK

Electric Vehicles InSite - June 4, 2021

The global electric vehicle lubricant market is expected to grow from 10 million liters in 2020 to 60 million liters in ...

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 re ...

Earnings Rise for Valvoline, HCC

Earnings Rise for Valvoline, HCC

Lube Report Americas - May 5, 2021

Valvoline posted higher sales and operating income for its fiscal quarter ending March 31, and Heritage-Crystal Clean’ ...

SWRI Launches Consortium on E-Fluids

SWRI Launches Consortium on E-Fluids

Electric Vehicles InSite - May 4, 2021

Southwest Research Institute is launching this month an industry consortium, Advanced Fluids for Electrified Vehicles, i ...