Metalworking Fluids

Thailand Picked for Biobased Acids Plant
View from an aerial drone of trucks loaded with sugar cane in a parking zone outside a sugar cane factory. © 99Art

Thailand Picked for Biobased Acids Plant

Lube Report Asia - January 27, 2023

French biochemical company Afyren and Thai sugar producer Mitr Phol Group will partner to establish a biorefinery in Tha ...

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SKF and Castrol Launch Oil-as-service

Sustainability InSite - January 13, 2023

Castrol and SKF will jointly offer "oil-as-service" to help industrial customers reduce lubricant consumption and encour ...

Lubricant Demand in Germany Falls

Lubricant Demand in Germany Falls

Lube Report EMEA - January 10, 2023

Domestic lubricant demand in Germany during October declined 7% compared to the same month last year, to 52,234 metric t ...

Making EVs Provides Lube Opportunities

Making EVs Provides Lube Opportunities

Lube Report Americas - November 23, 2022

Although the shift to manufacturing of electric vehicles will bring a decline in industrial lubricants consumption, it w ...

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Merger for Caldic, Connell Specialty Units

Lube Report Asia - October 21, 2022

Private equity investment firm Advent International and Wilbur-Ellis announced last week they are merging their life sci ...

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BASF, Hannong Plan Surfactants JV

Lube Report Asia - October 7, 2022

BASF and Hannong Chemicals have tentatively agreed to form a joint venture that would manufacture non-ionic surfactants ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...