Automotive Lubricants

Grease Output Edged Up in 2016

Grease Output Edged Up in 2016

Lube Report - June 14, 2017

OLYMPIC VALLEY, California - Global production of lubricating greases reached 2.57 billion pounds in 2016, according to ...

China Bets on Aftermarket amid Glut

China Bets on Aftermarket amid Glut

Lube Report Asia - May 2, 2017

Chinas automotive lubricants suppliers have increasingly turned to aftermarket channels such as oil change workshops to ...

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The Hunt for Lithium Alternatives

Lubes'n'Greases - April 18, 2017

With lithium prices hot on their heels, grease producers are chasing after less-costly thickeners.

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Development Boosts Africas Grease Market

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 16, 2017

Africas grease demand is expanding due to agricultural, industrial, infrastructure and mining projects. However, grease ...

In Indonesia, Theres an App for That

In Indonesia, Theres an App for That

Lube Report Asia - March 28, 2017

The growing popularity of app-based, on-demand oil change services in Indonesia gives lubricant marketers a new channel ...

U.S. Fast Lube Population Grows

U.S. Fast Lube Population Grows

Lube Report - March 8, 2017

The top 50 largest fast lube chains in the United States operated 9 percent more facilities than a year ago, according t ...

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Grease Production Stays Flat

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - November 17, 2016

Global grease production was relatively stable from 2010 to 2015, hovering around 1.1 million tons annually. Sales were ...

Doubling Car Parcs Beckon Lube Suppliers

Doubling Car Parcs Beckon Lube Suppliers

Lube Report Asia - November 1, 2016

Chinas and Indias car parcs - already two of the worlds largest - will double by 2023, a new study predicts. As lubrican ...

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Verkol Adjusts to the Quaker Way of Life

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - September 16, 2016

Founded in 1923 as an independent lube manufacturer, Verkol is in the midst of rebranding itself as part of the Quaker C ...

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Fuchs Plans South Africa Grease Hub

Lube Report - August 10, 2016

Fuchs Petrolub plans to build a new grease plant in Johannesburg, South Africa, that will serve as the companys hub for ...

Kyodo Yushi Opens Grease Plant

Kyodo Yushi Opens Grease Plant

Lube Report Asia - July 26, 2016

Kyodo Yushi Co. announced last week that it has finished building a synthetic grease plant in Kameyama city in Japans Mi ...

Worldwide Grease Production Declines

Worldwide Grease Production Declines

Lube Report - June 29, 2016

China, North America and Europe were the top grease manufacturers in 2015, representing 71 percent of worldwide producti ...

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Greases Going Beyond Green

Lubes'n'Greases - June 22, 2016

The grease industry is blossoming with abundant ideas, research and field applications for sustainable products.

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Batteries Deliver a Shock to Lithium

Lubes'n'Greases - May 26, 2016

With demand for batteries draining the lithium market, grease producers are coming up empty-handed. What is being done t ...

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Fast Lubes Top $16 Billion in Sales

Lube Report - March 23, 2016

Sales revenues at U.S. fast lube facilities went up 18 percent from a year ago, according to National Oil & Lube News 20 ...

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Boosting Grease Efficiency & Life

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 21, 2016

While the spotlight has been on increasing engine and drivetrain life and efficiency, there was little or no focus on gr ...

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Grease Sees Healthy Growth

Lube Report - December 23, 2015

Total reported grease production worldwide topped 1.8 billion pounds (822 million kilograms) in 2004,versus 1.69 billion ...

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Ashland Absorbs Oil Can Henrys

Lube Report - December 16, 2015

Ashland entered the quick lube space in several Pacific Northwest markets by snapping up the 89-site Oil Can Henrys chai ...