Metalworking Fluids

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Ingevity, Georgia-Pacific End Tall Oil Trade

July 16, 2024

Ingevity Corp. ended its crude tall oil purchase agreement with GP Pine Chemicals LLC after several years of partnership ...

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VLS Brings Changes for Cutting Fluid

June 25, 2024

Industry watchdog Verification of Lubricant Specifications reported recently that a metalworking fluids supplier altered ...

EU to Vote on Chinese EV Tariffs

EU to Vote on Chinese EV Tariffs

June 5, 2024

The EU will vote next week on whether to increase tariffs on electric vehicles imported from China, a move that if imple ...

EV Manufacturing Brings Impacts, Opportunities

EV Manufacturing Brings Impacts, Opportunities

May 22, 2024

Although vehicle manufacturers’ transition to electric vehicles manufacturing is expected to reduce metalworking fluid ...

Profits Up for Yushiro, KH Neochem

Profits Up for Yushiro, KH Neochem

May 17, 2024

Yushiro Chemical reported increased fiscal-year net profit and sales for the quarter ended March 31, while specialty che ...

Valvoline, Quaker Chemical Profits Rise

Valvoline, Quaker Chemical Profits Rise

May 8, 2024

Valvoline Inc. reported higher revenue and a quarter bump in increases in operating income for the three months ended Ma ...

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Risks Declared for Two Diphenylamines

April 16, 2024

A French safety agency has proposed recommending restrictions on the use of two diphenylamines – a category of chemica ...

Germany Ends Down Year on Up Beat

Germany Ends Down Year on Up Beat

March 26, 2024

Although Germany’s domestic lubricant sales, including process oils, declined 12% in 2023, its 5% increase in December ...

Kodiak Acquires Aztech Lubricants

Kodiak Acquires Aztech Lubricants

March 20, 2024

Process fluid provider Kodiak acquired Wayne, Oklahoma-based Aztech Lubricants, a specialist in wire drawing and wire lu ...

Quaker Chemical Back in Black Ink

Quaker Chemical Back in Black Ink

March 6, 2024

Quaker Chemical rebounded with net profits for the full year and fourth quarter last year, after reporting net losses fo ...

Germany Demand Declines in October

Germany Demand Declines in October

January 2, 2024

Germany's finished lubricants demand, including process oils, declined 11% in October, as a year-long trend of falling c ...

Lanxess Completes Sulfur Carrier Expansion

Lanxess Completes Sulfur Carrier Expansion

December 19, 2023

Lanxess completed an expansion at its Mannheim, Germany, factory of production capacity for sustainable light-color sulf ...

China to Ban Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins

China to Ban Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins

December 8, 2023

China’s government will prohibit the use of short-chain chlorinated paraffins beginning Jan. 1, aligning with numerous ...

Earnings Climb at Yushiro, KH Neochem

Earnings Climb at Yushiro, KH Neochem

November 17, 2023

Profits and sales for the quarter ended Sept. 30 surged for Japanese metalworking fluids and industrial fluids manufactu ...

Ingevity to Close Crude Tall Oil Fatty Acid Plant

Ingevity to Close Crude Tall Oil Fatty Acid Plant

November 8, 2023

Ingevity announced last week that it will close by mid-2024 its Deridder, Louisiana, processing plant, which produces cr ...

Quaker Chem, HF Sinclair Net Higher Earnings

Quaker Chem, HF Sinclair Net Higher Earnings

November 8, 2023

Earnings at Quaker Chemical and HF Sinclair’s lubricants and specialty segment rose for the third quarter ended Sept. ...

What Is the Future of PFAS?

What Is the Future of PFAS?

November 1, 2023

The ever-increasing regulation of PFAS could have significant consequences for metalworking fluids and other lubricants.