Industrial Greases

Steep Drop in Profits for Ardova

Steep Drop in Profits for Ardova

Lube Report EMEA - December 6, 2022

Nigerian blender and distributor Ardova Plc reported an 83% drop in net profit and a 10% increase in sales revenue for i ...

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 ...

Axel Predicts Lithium Greases Will Wane

Axel Predicts Lithium Greases Will Wane

Lube Report EMEA - December 6, 2022

Lithium could lose its spot as a most common thickener for automotive and industrial greases in the coming years because ...

Profits Drop for Nigeria’s Conoil

Profits Drop for Nigeria’s Conoil

Lube Report EMEA - November 29, 2022

Nigerian lubricants blender and marketer Conoil reported a 38% drop in gross profit and flat sales revenue for the quart ...

Of Robots and Automatic Lubrication

Of Robots and Automatic Lubrication

Lube Report EMEA - November 8, 2022

Robots continue to gain in popularity with manufacturers. They are often lubricated with automatic systems that offer so ...

Additive

Merger for Caldic, Connell Specialty Units

Lube Report Asia - October 21, 2022

Private equity investment firm Advent International and Wilbur-Ellis announced last week they are merging their life sci ...

France Lube Demand Falls

France Lube Demand Falls

Lube Report EMEA - October 18, 2022

Lubricant consumption in France declined 5% to 36,679 metric tons in August, compared to the same month last year, Paris ...

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

Lube Report Asia - September 30, 2022

Additives manufacturer SI Group is expanding production capacity at its Rasal, India, factory for antioxidants used in l ...

PV Oil Lube’s Profits Rebound

PV Oil Lube’s Profits Rebound

Lube Report Asia - September 9, 2022

PV Oil Lube JSC’s profit after tax jumped by more than 70% for the first six months of this year, likely benefiting fr ...

Lube Demand Falls in France

Lube Demand Falls in France

Lube Report EMEA - August 9, 2022

Lubricant consumption in France decreased 3% to 46,452 metric tons in June, compared to the same month last year, accord ...

Maximus Expands in East Africa

Maximus Expands in East Africa

Lube Report EMEA - July 19, 2022

Indian lubricants blender Maximus International Ltd. plans to triple its production capacity in East Africa, the company ...

Cepsa Ups Stake in Brazil’s Deten

Cepsa Ups Stake in Brazil’s Deten

Lube Report Americas - July 13, 2022

Cepsa Quimica closed on its acquisition of 27.88% of Deten Quimica from Brazil’s Petrobras, after obtaining authorizat ...

Grease Output Up in Japan, Southeast Asia

Grease Output Up in Japan, Southeast Asia

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2022

Global grease production increased 8% in 2021, according to the latest survey by the National Lubricating Grease Institu ...

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2022

Lubricating grease production in North America rose 9% in 2021, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institute ...

Maximus Posts Bullish Earnings

Maximus Posts Bullish Earnings

Lube Report Asia - June 17, 2022

Indian lubricants blender Maximus International Ltd. said it had weathered supply chain disruption, competitiveness in p ...

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

A research institute has developed two real-time methods for measuring the homogeneity of lubricating greases. What do t ...

Polymer Additives Ease Bright Stock Woes for Lubricating Greases

Polymer Additives Ease Bright Stock Woes for Lubricating Greases

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Bright stock supply is tight. Fortunately, OCP and PIB can be used to replace the scarce base stock in grease applicatio ...