Metalworking Fluids

Earnings Up at Valvoline, HF Sinclair, Afton

Earnings Up at Valvoline, HF Sinclair, Afton

Lube Report Americas - August 10, 2022

Valvoline Inc. reported higher net income and operating income for the quarter ending June 30, in spite of a 28% increas ...

Metalworking Lubricants Co. Pays Fine

Metalworking Lubricants Co. Pays Fine

Lube Report Americas - August 10, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an Indiana state government agency have reached a settlement with Metalwork ...

China’s Economy Weighs on Lubes Industry

China’s Economy Weighs on Lubes Industry

Lube Report Asia - August 5, 2022

With few signs that China’s economy will bounce back in the second half of 2022, Chinese oil suppliers need to brace t ...

An Overview of Metalworking Fluids

An Overview of Metalworking Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

This crash course in metalworking fluids covers everything from health and safety to formulation basics.

Developments in Additive Manufacturing

Developments in Additive Manufacturing

Lubes'n'Greases - July 6, 2022

As time passes and new technology emerges, the lubricants industry will inevitably face significant challenges. Will 3D ...

Solvay Considers Splitting Business

Solvay Considers Splitting Business

Lube Report EMEA - March 22, 2022

Brussels, Belgium-based Solvay announced last week it was reviewing plans to separate the company into two independent p ...

BASF Adds Alkylethanolamines Plant

BASF Adds Alkylethanolamines Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 8, 2022

BASF will build a new world-scale production plant for alkylethanolamines at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium, with ...

Profits Rise at KH Neochem, Yushiro

Profits Rise at KH Neochem, Yushiro

Lube Report Asia - March 4, 2022

Japan’s KH Neochem Co.’s performance materials segment, which includes refrigeration lubricant raw materials, and me ...

Calumet Posts Bigger Losses

Calumet Posts Bigger Losses

Lube Report Americas - March 2, 2022

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. reported a steeper net loss for the quarter ending Dec. 1 and the full year of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Profits Jump at KH Neochem, Yushiro

Profits Jump at KH Neochem, Yushiro

Lube Report Asia - November 26, 2021

In Japan, KH Neochem Co. and metalworking fluid and industrial oil producer Yushiro Chemical Industry Co. both reported ...

Calumet Posts Earnings Turnaround

Calumet Posts Earnings Turnaround

Lube Report Americas - November 10, 2021

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. reported much improved earnings for the quarter ending Sept. 30, showing signs ...

Additive

Troy to Merge with Arxada

Lube Report Americas - November 10, 2021

Metalworking fluid biocides producer Troy and Arxada, a lubricants and biocides manufacturer, will merge their businesse ...

Swiss Arxada to Merge with Troy

Swiss Arxada to Merge with Troy

Lube Report EMEA - November 9, 2021

Lubricants and biocides manufacturer Arxada and Troy, a producer of metalworking fluid biocides, will merge their busine ...

Additive

Azelis Acquires African Distributor Umongo

Lube Report EMEA - October 26, 2021

A subsidiary of specialty chemicals distributor Azelis will acquire 90% of the shares of South Africa-based lubricants, ...

Amer to Open Factory in 2022

Amer to Open Factory in 2022

Lube Report Asia - October 22, 2021

Chinese metalworking fluids supplier Amer is building a production facility in Dongguan, Guangdong province, where the c ...