Metalworking Fluids

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils
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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 ...

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Equity Firm Buys Angus Chemical Stake

Lube Report Americas - October 21, 2020

France-based private equity firm Ardian paid $2.3 billion to acquire a 50% ownership stake in Angus Chemical Co. from Go ...

Condat Acquires Italian Firm

Condat Acquires Italian Firm

Lube Report EMEA - October 6, 2020

French lubricant company Condat SA last week finalized the acquisition of Kemno, a specialist lubricant and coolant comp ...

More Changes for Metalworking?

More Changes for Metalworking?

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Some formulators are watching nervously as the United States Environmental Protection Agency reviews the safety of a wid ...

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

For the quarter ending June 30, Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a net profit, while Quaker Chemical, Hol ...

Yushiro Chemical Earnings

Yushiro Chemical Earnings

Lube Report Asia - August 7, 2020

Metalworking fluids and industrial oil producer Yushiro Chemical Industry reported lower sales and a steep decrease in o ...

The Green Trend Chips into Metalworking Fluids

The Green Trend Chips into Metalworking Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - July 2, 2020

There's no regulatory requirement for MWFs that meet Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant standards, but formulating gre ...

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Hindujas in Court Over Ownership

Lube Report Asia - June 26, 2020

The Hinduja Group, owner of several lubricant businesses, is embroiled in a dispute between the four aging brothers who ...

Formulating in a Legislative Straitjacket

Formulating in a Legislative Straitjacket

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 27, 2020

Once the traumas of lost production and lost customers due to Covid-19 are over, metalworking fluid formulators will hav ...

Results Decline at Calumet, Valvoline, Quaker

Results Decline at Calumet, Valvoline, Quaker

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. reported a net loss, Valvoline posted a slight decrease in operating income, Ho ...

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Product News

Lubes'n'Greases - April 29, 2020

Lube’n’Go Citgo Petroleum Corp. has developed the Mystik GoBox for the agricultural sector. The packaging system ...

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Squeezing Out Dusty Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2020

Cold extrusion lubricants can kick up a lot of dust. A replacement for zinc stearate powders may be able to clear the ai ...

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Design of Experiments Pinpoints Better Products

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2020

Product development can be tedious and taxing, but a multifactor testing method helps manage the guesswork and get to th ...