Metalworking Fluids

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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Pilot To Make More Sulfonates

Lube Report Americas - August 4, 2021

Pilot Chemical Co. will expand production of sulfonates, including a range of products that can be used in lubricants as ...

Profits Rebound at Afton, Quaker Chem

Profits Rebound at Afton, Quaker Chem

Lube Report Americas - August 4, 2021

Afton Chemical, Quaker Chemical, and HollyFrontier’s lubricants and specialty products segment all reported increased ...

Solving Subpar Surface Finish

Solving Subpar Surface Finish

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

Editor’s Note: The terms metalworking fluid and metal removal fluid are used synonymously throughout this story.   ...

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. ...

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Calumet Reports Steeply Greater Loss

Lube Report Americas - May 12, 2021

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. reported a steep deterioration in earnings for the quarter ended March 31, citi ...

Quaker Forms JV with Equipment Supplier

Quaker Forms JV with Equipment Supplier

Lube Report EMEA - April 20, 2021

Metalworking fluids supplier Quaker Houghton announced today a joint venture with Grindaix GmbH, a Germany-based, high-t ...

Canada Floats Toxic Listing for Ester

Canada Floats Toxic Listing for Ester

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2021

Canada’s health and environment agencies recently recommended regulatory actions for a form of thiophosphate alkyl est ...

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Machine Tools Firm Buys Fluid Supplier

Lube Report Americas - March 24, 2021

Machine tool distributor Concept Machine recently acquired St. Louis, Missouri-based B.C. Macdonald & Co., a cutting ...