Industrial Lubricants

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India May Break Up Balmer Lawrie

Lube Report Asia - January 15, 2021

India’s central government will probably break apart Balmer Lawrie & Co. and divest its units – including its gr ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cambodia Nixes Duties on Some Lubes

Cambodia Nixes Duties on Some Lubes

Lube Report Asia - January 1, 2021

Cambodia will eliminate tariffs on imported industrial lubricants effective Jan. 1 in an attempt to boost competitivenes ...

Gas Engines Spark Energy Solutions

Gas Engines Spark Energy Solutions

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

Stationary gas engines were undergoing a revival even before the pandemic, and as with many other trends, the pace of c ...

Lubricants’ Role in Food Safety

Lubricants’ Role in Food Safety

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

Lubricants and other nonfood compounds play an important role in the safe operation of food processing and production p ...

After Mergers, Japan Market Diversifies

After Mergers, Japan Market Diversifies

Lube Report Asia - December 25, 2020

Japanese industry has a reputation for being dominated by large domestic companies, but in the past few years, shares of ...

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

Lube Report Americas - December 23, 2020

Several companies, including two from the lubricants industry, recently criticized a proposal by the United States Envir ...

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

The United States Environmental Protection Agency concluded Monday that perchloroethylene does not pose an unreasonable ...

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Biofuels Hog Tall Oil Supply

Lube Report Americas - December 9, 2020

A recent study forecasts an 8% supply deficit for crude tall oil for all applications by 2030 because of high demand for ...

Mandated Marine Lubes Differ Widely

Mandated Marine Lubes Differ Widely

Lube Report EMEA - December 8, 2020

Government requirements for environmentally acceptable lubricants are relatively simple, but performance properties of p ...

Profits Down for KH Neochem, Yushiro Chemical

Profits Down for KH Neochem, Yushiro Chemical

Lube Report Asia - December 4, 2020

In Japan, KH Neochem Co. reported steep declines in third-quarter operating income and net sales for its performance mat ...

Oil Monitoring of Marine Lubes Still Key

Oil Monitoring of Marine Lubes Still Key

Lube Report Americas - December 2, 2020

IMO 2020’s lower sulfur cap had a profound impact on the marine lubricant landscape, changing not only oil formulation ...

Lithium Loosens Its Grip on Grease

Lithium Loosens Its Grip on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

At the end of March, India implemented the world’s most stringent lockdown in response to the novel coronavirus pande ...

Tapping into a New Test

Tapping into a New Test

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

A key test for evaluating the lubricity of metal removal fluids has been retired and a new one screwed into place in Ja ...