Metalworking Fluids

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Swedish Surfactants Plant Expands

Lube Report EMEA - September 3, 2019

Nouryon announced Aug. 27 that it will double capacity at its surfactants plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, through a 12-mil ...

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Quaker Houghton to Acquire Norman Hay Divisions

Lube Report EMEA - September 3, 2019

Quaker Houghton announced Aug. 29 that it agreed to acquire the four operating divisions of United Kingdom-based Norman ...

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Profits Up for Afton, Down for Quaker Chem, Steady for Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - August 14, 2019

Afton Chemicals petroleum additives segment posted higher operating profit, while Quaker Chemical and HollyFrontiers lub ...

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Earnings Drop at Milacron, HCC

Lube Report Americas - July 31, 2019

Milacron reported a dip in operating earnings and sales for its Fluid Technologies segment in the second quarter, and He ...

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EPA Fines California Blender

Lube Report Americas - July 24, 2019

Commerce, California-based U.S. Lubricants Inc. agreed to pay almost $200,000 in civil penalties under a settlement with ...

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FTC Tells Quaker Chem, Houghton to Divest

Lube Report Americas - July 24, 2019

The United States Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it will require Quaker Chemical and Houghton Internati ...

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ASTM Drafts Guide to Fight Foam

Lubes'n'Greases - July 22, 2019

Choosing the right test to evaluate foaming tendency could make or break a metalworking fluid formulation. ASTM is stepp ...

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Sasol Opens New China Alkoxylation Facility

Lube Report Asia - July 19, 2019

Sasol Ltd. opened its alkoxylation plant in Nanjing, China, last week, expanding its production of surfactants, some of ...

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Hillenbrand to Buy Milacron for $2 Billion

Lube Report Americas - July 17, 2019

Hillenbrand Inc. will acquire Milacron Holdings Corp. in a cash and stock transaction valued at $2 billion and expected ...

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The End of Metalworking as we Know it

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - July 16, 2019

Metalworking fluid manufacturers face a barrage of evolving challenges to get their products to market. These may prove ...

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Milacron Mulls Cimcool Sale?

Lube Report Americas - July 3, 2019

Milacron Holdings Corp. may be considering a sale of its Cimcool fluid technology unit, which makes metalworking fluids, ...

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New Oil Ageing Rig Still a Year Away

Lube Report EMEA - July 2, 2019

Bosch Rexroth is set to take delivery of the first prototype of its oil ageing test rig, a machine developed to obtain m ...

Metalworking Paces Additive Growth

Metalworking Paces Additive Growth

Lube Report EMEA - June 11, 2019

Global volume demand for lubricant additives grew approximately 1 percent in 2017 after increasing an average of 2.6 per ...

Clouds Loom for Chinese MWF Suppliers

Clouds Loom for Chinese MWF Suppliers

Lube Report Asia - May 17, 2019

Chinese metalworking fluid suppliers will face many challenges in the coming years, including stricter health and safety ...

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Approvals Cease for P Industrial Lubes

Lube Report Americas - May 15, 2019

The laboratory that provided testing and certification for P hydraulic fluid and gear oil specifications has ceased oper ...

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First Quarter Mixed for U.S. Companies

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2019

Valvoline reported a slight loss in operating income and lubricants sales volume, HollyFrontiers lubricants and specialt ...

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Smart Factories Seek Smarter Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - March 19, 2019

Advanced machinery in Chinas increasing number of Industry 4.0-enabled factories is accelerating demand for cutting-edge ...

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Quaker Chemical Rebounds; Rerefiner Revenue Up

Lube Report Americas - March 6, 2019

Clean Harbors Safety-Kleen segment and Heritage-Crystal Cleans oil business segment each reported higher revenue for the ...