Metalworking Fluids

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Metalworking Fluids: STLE’s ‘Hot Topic’

Lube Report - May 16, 2012

Regulatory pressures continue to push metalworking fluid formulators to find alternative chemistries, even in the absenc ...

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Milacron Gets New Private-equity Owner

Lube Report - April 11, 2012

Private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors will acquire Milacron from Avenue Capital Group for an undisclosed amount. Mil ...

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DuBois Gains Galaxy Associates

Lube Report - April 11, 2012

Private equity firm The Riverside Co. acquired Galaxy Associates as an add-on to DuBois Chemicals. Both companies make s ...

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Milacron Sees Red Over Pink MWF

Lube Report - March 7, 2012

Milacron and subsidiary Cimcool have sued Stough Tool Sales for marketing pink industrial fluids, alleging trademark inf ...

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Cortec Expands into Middle East

Lube Report - February 22, 2012

Cortec launched a new Middle East joint venture with its regional distributor United Corrosion Technologies to supply co ...

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Dover, EPA Settle CP Violation

Lube Report - February 15, 2012

Dover Chemical will pay $1.4 million in civil penalties for unauthorized manufacture of chlorinated paraffins at facilit ...

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Quaker Sees Growth in Hot Rolling Oil

Lube Report - July 21, 2010

Quaker Chemical acquired the former D.A. Stuart U.S. aluminum hot rolling oil business from Houghton International, incl ...

Plant Closing Threatens Corfree Supplies

Plant Closing Threatens Corfree Supplies

Lube Report - September 7, 2005

Invista recently announced plans to close its Victoria, Texas, plant on March 31. At that site the company manufactures ...

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DuBois Gets Heatbath

Lube Report - March 30, 2005

DuBois Chemicals acquired Heatbath Corp., including its Park Metallurgical business, for an undisclosed amount in a deal ...

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Calif. District Gets Nod for VOC Rules

Lube Report - February 23, 2005

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is approving revisions to Ventura County Air Pollution Control Districts portio ...

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EPA Reiterates Short-Chain CP Concerns

Lube Report - December 15, 2004

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a Significant New Rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act for alkane ...

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Eastern Oil Expands

Lube Report - November 10, 2004

Lubricants and metalworking fluids manufacturer and distributor Eastern Oil Co. completed a 10,000 square foot facility ...

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Outlook Solid for MWFs

Lube Report - June 2, 2004

The global metalworking fluids market is forecast to grow at 2.3 percent per year, from 2.2 million tons in 2012, to 2.5 ...

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Milacron Gets Mold-Masters

Lube Report - March 20, 2002

Milacron will acquire 100 percent of hot-runner manufacturer Mold-Masters's shares for $975 million. Milacrons Cimcool i ...

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MWF Maker QualiChem Expands

Lube Report - February 13, 2002

QualiChem, which manufactures metalworking fluids and water treatment chemicals, announced last week it has expanded its ...

U.S. Corrosion Inhibitor Demand to Rise

U.S. Corrosion Inhibitor Demand to Rise

Lube Report - January 16, 2002

Corrosion inhibitor demand in the United States is projected to rise 3.1 percent per year and reach $2.8 billion by 2020 ...