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Equity Firm Buys Angus Chemical Stake

Lube Report Americas - October 21, 2020

France-based private equity firm Ardian paid $2.3 billion to acquire a 50% ownership stake in Angus Chemical Co. from Go ...

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 ...

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Oxea Boosts Isononanoic Acid Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

OQ Chemicals – formerly Oxea – recently completed an expansion at its site in Oberhausen, Germany, increasing its is ...

Condat Acquires Italian Firm

Condat Acquires Italian Firm

Lube Report EMEA - October 6, 2020

French lubricant company Condat SA last week finalized the acquisition of Kemno, a specialist lubricant and coolant comp ...

More Changes for Metalworking?

More Changes for Metalworking?

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Some formulators are watching nervously as the United States Environmental Protection Agency reviews the safety of a wid ...

Total Acquires Lubrilog

Total Acquires Lubrilog

Lube Report EMEA - September 29, 2020

French energy major Total announced last week that it had acquired Lubrilog SAS, thereby strengthening Total’s presenc ...

Firm Forecasts Quick Recovery in India

Firm Forecasts Quick Recovery in India

Lube Report Asia - September 25, 2020

India’s economic recovery from COVID-19 lockdowns is progressing, with encouraging signs in automotive, industrial and ...

Seeking New Business During a Pandemic

Seeking New Business During a Pandemic

Lube Report Americas - September 23, 2020

Advice for lubricant manufacturers weathering the COVID-19 storm continues to point toward finding new sources of revenu ...

Rebound Forecast for Industrial Lubes

Rebound Forecast for Industrial Lubes

Lube Report Americas - September 16, 2020

Global demand volumes for general industrial oils and grease will decline 13% this year due to COVID-19’s impacts, con ...

Rebound Forecast for Industrial Lubes

Rebound Forecast for Industrial Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - September 15, 2020

Global demand for general industrial lubricants will decline 13 percent for this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, con ...

Industrial Lubes Roughed up by Pandemic

Industrial Lubes Roughed up by Pandemic

Lube Report Asia - September 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will reduce global demand volumes for general industrial oils and greases by 13% this year, consul ...

Mixed Results for Indian Companies

Mixed Results for Indian Companies

Lube Report Asia - September 11, 2020

For the quarter ending June 30, India’s GP Petroleums and Apar Industries posted net losses, Castrol India and Savita ...

Greases Keep Components Moving in Space

Greases Keep Components Moving in Space

Lube Report Americas - September 9, 2020

“Greases are absolutely the space lubricant of choice,” Christopher DellaCorte, senior technologist of tribology at ...

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Idemitsu Team Develops Wind Turbine Lubes

Lube Report Asia - September 4, 2020

Idemitsu Kosan announced that it is cooperating with two Japanese universities on a grant project to develop wind turbin ...

Lubes Test Wastewater Plant Managers

Lubes Test Wastewater Plant Managers

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

Lubrication management is causing headaches at municipal wastewater treatment facilities, where increasingly stringent r ...

Q2 Tough on Gulf, KH Neochem

Q2 Tough on Gulf, KH Neochem

Lube Report Asia - August 28, 2020

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. and Japanese specialty chemical producer KH Neochem Co.’s performance materials segment ...

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

For the quarter ending June 30, Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a net profit, while Quaker Chemical, Hol ...