Industrial Greases

Additive

SK Capital Buys Control of Seqens

Lube Report EMEA - January 4, 2022

Investment firm SK Capital has completed its purchase of a controlling stake in Seqens, a French producer of chemicals f ...

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 ...

The Bounty of Bench Tests

The Bounty of Bench Tests

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The changing landscape for lubricants and greases means that bench tests must also evolve. How are bench tests supportin ...

Additive

Croda Selling Unit to Cargill

Lube Report EMEA - December 28, 2021

Agricultural products company Cargill Inc. has agreed to buy most of Croda International Plc’s Performance Technologie ...

The Road to Standardization

The Road to Standardization

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

Quantifying Tackiness and Adhesion in Greases Standardization of test methods in the lubricants industry is neither a ...

Profits Up for MJL, Down for Tide Water

Profits Up for MJL, Down for Tide Water

Lube Report Asia - November 19, 2021

Tide Water Oil Co. and base oils and lubricants trader Maximus International both reported drops in profits for the quar ...

Profit, Revenue Jump at Ardova

Profit, Revenue Jump at Ardova

Lube Report EMEA - November 16, 2021

The lubricants and greases segment of Nigerian blender and distributor Ardova Plc posted an increase in net profit and a ...

Tall Oil Demand Said to be Rising

Tall Oil Demand Said to be Rising

Lube Report Americas - September 1, 2021

Rising electric vehicle sales and global carbon-neutrality initiatives are helping drive demand for use of tall oil fatt ...

Profits Down for Tide Water, Up for Gulf

Profits Down for Tide Water, Up for Gulf

Lube Report Asia - August 20, 2021

For the quarter ending June 30, Tide Water Oil reported a decrease in profit, while Gulf Oil Lubricants India, Maximus I ...

Profits Fall for GP, Jump for Balmer

Profits Fall for GP, Jump for Balmer

Lube Report Asia - August 13, 2021

India’s GP Petroleums reported a steeper net loss for the quarter ended June 30, while the lubricants unit of Balmer L ...

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic—and other factors, like severe weather—forced temporary shutdowns in a variety of industries. ...

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lube Report Asia - June 18, 2021

Lithium greases made a small comeback in 2020 in Asia’s two largest grease markets, according to the latest survey by ...

Total Loss Expected From Chemtool Fire

Total Loss Expected From Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

A devastating fire that started Monday continued to burn Tuesday at Lubrizol’s Chemtool grease manufacturing plant in ...

North American Grease Output Declines

North American Grease Output Declines

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

Lubricating grease production in North America declined 17% in 2020, according to the National Lubricating Grease Instit ...

Fuchs Acquires Swedish Lube Supplier

Fuchs Acquires Swedish Lube Supplier

Lube Report EMEA - June 15, 2021

Independent lubricant blender Fuchs Petrolub, based in Mannheim, Germany, acquired Swedish company Gleitmo Technik AB’ ...

Standard Greases Buys Chemicals Stake

Standard Greases Buys Chemicals Stake

Lube Report Asia - June 11, 2021

India’s Standard Greases and Specialties Pvt. earlier this week purchased a stake in Archit Organosys, which produces ...

Polyurea Grease Finds Foothold in Russia

Polyurea Grease Finds Foothold in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2021

The vast majority of Russian-made heavy machinery, smelters in steel and cast-iron complexes, machines in power plants, ...