Industrial Greases

India May Break Up Balmer Lawrie

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 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 ...

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 ...

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Sri Lanka’s First Grease Plant Almost Built

Lube Report Asia - November 27, 2020

Lanka IOC said recently that it expects to complete construction of Sri Lanka’s first grease plant by the end of this ...

Most Indian Companies’ Profits Increase

Most Indian Companies’ Profits Increase

Lube Report Asia - November 13, 2020

Castrol India Ltd. reported higher profit for the quarter ending Sept. 30, compared to the same period in 2019, while Gu ...

Fuchs Acquires Silicone Lubes Maker

Fuchs Acquires Silicone Lubes Maker

Lube Report Americas - November 4, 2020

Fuchs Group acquired Sanford, North Carolina-based PolySi Technologies, which formulates and manufactures silicone lubri ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Slump, Rebound Forecast for Wind Energy Lubes

Slump, Rebound Forecast for Wind Energy Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - July 28, 2020

The current economic downturn should cause a setback for demand of lubricants used in wind turbines, but the industry sh ...

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European Grease Volumes Drop

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2020

Europe reported slightly lower grease production in 2019, according to a survey conducted by the United States-based Nat ...

Lubricants Breathe Life into Ventilators

Lubricants Breathe Life into Ventilators

Lubes'n'Greases - July 2, 2020

While blenders converting their production lines for hand sanitizer grab headlines, companies that make greases for life ...

Russia’s Grease Output Jumps 50 Percent

Russia’s Grease Output Jumps 50 Percent

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2020

Grease production in Russia rose 51 percent in 2019, continuing a four-year growth trend that has been boosted by a gove ...