Metalworking Fluids

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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. &nbs ...

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 ...

Dow Plans Chemicals Plant in China

Dow Plans Chemicals Plant in China

Lube Report Asia - March 5, 2021

Dow signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday to build a specialty chemicals hub in Zhanjiang, China. The $250 milli ...

Profits Jump for Quaker Chemical

Profits Jump for Quaker Chemical

Lube Report Americas - March 3, 2021

Quaker Chemical’s net income more than tripled during the fourth quarter despite a small decrease in sales revenue, wh ...

Colonial Breaks Ground in Saudi Arabia

Colonial Breaks Ground in Saudi Arabia

Lube Report EMEA - February 9, 2021

A joint venture of United States-based Colonial Chemical Inc. announced on Jan. 20 that it broke ground on a specialty c ...

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

The United States Environmental Protection Agency concluded Monday that perchloroethylene does not pose an unreasonable ...

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Biofuels Hog Tall Oil Supply

Lube Report Americas - December 9, 2020

A recent study forecasts an 8% supply deficit for crude tall oil for all applications by 2030 because of high demand for ...

Profits Down for KH Neochem, Yushiro Chemical

Profits Down for KH Neochem, Yushiro Chemical

Lube Report Asia - December 4, 2020

In Japan, KH Neochem Co. reported steep declines in third-quarter operating income and net sales for its performance mat ...

Tapping into a New Test

Tapping into a New Test

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

A key test for evaluating the lubricity of metal removal fluids has been retired and a new one screwed into place in Ja ...

Profits Down for Calumet, Up for Quaker

Profits Down for Calumet, Up for Quaker

Lube Report Americas - November 11, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a worse loss for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared to the same period ...