Industrial Lubricants

Profits Fall at Castrol, Conoil

Profits Fall at Castrol, Conoil

Lube Report EMEA - August 8, 2023

BP reported that profits for its Castrol lubricants business dropped 23% in the second quarter, as adverse foreign excha ...

Shell Ready to Make Sustainable Aviation Lubricants

Shell Ready to Make Sustainable Aviation Lubricants

Sustainability InSite - August 4, 2023

Shell will start to offering sustainable aviation lubricants.

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Chinese Blender Commissions Second Plant

Lube Report Asia - July 28, 2023

Chinese lubricant blender Shengbaolu Petrochemical Co., known as Sarlboro, recently completed construction of and commis ...

Educating on Turbine Oil Microbial Contamination

Educating on Turbine Oil Microbial Contamination

Lube Report Americas - July 26, 2023

A new ASTM international standard provides explanations of microbial contamination and biodeterioration and suggests met ...

Germany Lube Demand Falls in April

Germany Lube Demand Falls in April

Lube Report EMEA - July 25, 2023

Germany’s demand for finished lubricants fell 21% in April, the second straight month with a decrease of 20% or more, ...

Lube Consumption in France Dips Again

Lube Consumption in France Dips Again

Lube Report EMEA - July 25, 2023

Finished lubricant demand in France dipped in May by 14%, according to data released last week by the Paris-based Profes ...

Food-Grade for Thought?

Food-Grade for Thought?

Lubes'n'Greases - July 20, 2023

The term food-grade lubricant has been generally accepted by the lubricants industry for some time, but perhaps it is no ...

Clean Hydraulic Fluids Improve Productivity

Clean Hydraulic Fluids Improve Productivity

Lubes'n'Greases - July 20, 2023

Filterability and hydrolytic stability are key performance characteristics of modern hydraulic fluids. Lubrizol explains ...

How to Care for MWF

How to Care for MWF

Lubes'n'Greases - July 20, 2023

The United Kingdom Lubricants Association shares its expertise on managing metalworking fluids in a safe, efficient and ...

Floating Wind Turbines: Encouraged, Challenging

Floating Wind Turbines: Encouraged, Challenging

Lube Report Americas - July 19, 2023

Although the United States government is aggressively encouraging future growth in floating offshore wind energy because ...

China Industry Wants Domestic Viscosity Modifiers

China Industry Wants Domestic Viscosity Modifiers

Lube Report Asia - July 14, 2023

In step with central government goals for a wide range of sectors, China’s lubricant industry is in a hurry to develop ...

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EVs to Dent Motor Oils, Metalworking Fluids

Lube Report EMEA - July 11, 2023

In less than 20 years, the vast majority of new car sales in Europe are projected to be electric vehicles, a shift that ...

EU Takes Input on Chlorinated Paraffin Proposal

EU Takes Input on Chlorinated Paraffin Proposal

Lube Report EMEA - July 11, 2023

Aug. 14 is the deadline for comments on a European Chemicals Agency draft opinion on a proposal to restrict medium-chain ...

France Lubricant Demand Down in March

France Lubricant Demand Down in March

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2023

France’s finished lubricant consumption fell 13% to 45,297 metric tons in March, pushing demand for the first quarter ...

China Gets Ahead of Wind, Solar Targets

China Gets Ahead of Wind, Solar Targets

Lube Report Asia - June 30, 2023

Although China is on track to double its wind and solar capacity by 2025 – five years ahead of its government’s targ ...

Grease Ouput Up in North America, Globally

Grease Ouput Up in North America, Globally

Lube Report Americas - June 28, 2023

North America’s lubricating grease production jumped up 16% in 2022, signaling a further rebounding from the impacts o ...

Earnings up at Lanka IOC, Chevron Lanka

Earnings up at Lanka IOC, Chevron Lanka

Lube Report Asia - June 23, 2023

Lanka IOC reported a hefty jump in operating profit for its fiscal year ending March 31, boosted by commissioning Sri La ...

U.S. Focusing on Battery Materials Processing

U.S. Focusing on Battery Materials Processing

Lube Report Americas - June 21, 2023

The supply chain for electric vehicles is becoming more central to the United States’ automotive sector, making it cru ...