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Palm Transformer Oil Project Advances
Dielectric breakdown testing is performed on transformer oil at a facility in Bangkok, Thailand. © kajeab_pongsiri/shutterstock

Palm Transformer Oil Project Advances

June 21, 2024

Biofuels producer BBGI Group, along with fellow Thailand-based partners SCG Chemicals and QTC Energy, announced successf ...

Petronas, Iceotope Tie Up for Coolants

Petronas, Iceotope Tie Up for Coolants

June 14, 2024

Malaysia’s Petronas Lubricants International has tied up with United Kingdom-based Iceotope to develop coolants for da ...

Verbio to Make Rapeseed Chemicals

Verbio to Make Rapeseed Chemicals

May 28, 2024

Verbio SE recently started construction of a large-scale ethenolysis plant using rapeseed oil methyl ester at a site in ...

D-A Enlists Toll Blender in China

D-A Enlists Toll Blender in China

April 26, 2024

United States-based D-A Lubricant Co. announced it will establish its brand in Asia through a new partnership with Chine ...

Can Mining and Decarbonization Coexist?

Can Mining and Decarbonization Coexist?

April 1, 2024

Shell’s Elitza Terzova explains the role that lubrication can play in helping miners to decarbonize their operations a ...

Russian Blender Makes Metal Containers

Russian Blender Makes Metal Containers

March 12, 2024

Russian lubricant blender United Petrochemicals opened a line that produces metal motor oil containers designed to comba ...

Synthetics: From Special to Commodity?

Synthetics: From Special to Commodity?

March 5, 2024

Demand for synthetic lubricants has grown over the past few decades. Steve Haffner explores whether synthetics are becom ...

Perstorp Opens Penta Plant in India

Perstorp Opens Penta Plant in India

February 23, 2024

Perstorp inaugurated a pentaerythritol production plant in western India on Feb. 20, saying it will meet growing regiona ...

Interlube Bought by Biochemical Company

Interlube Bought by Biochemical Company

February 14, 2024

Earth Alive Clean Technologies, a Canadian engineering company in the biochemical sector, acquired Interlube Inc. a Queb ...

Novvi Exits Bankruptcy with New Structure

Novvi Exits Bankruptcy with New Structure

January 31, 2024

Renewable base stock supplier Novvi emerged from voluntary bankruptcy last week with a new ownership structure and a cap ...

Car Production Boosts Moresco’s Specialty Lubes

Car Production Boosts Moresco’s Specialty Lubes

January 26, 2024

Japan's Moresco reported an 8% rise in specialty lubricant sales and a 31% decline in synthetic lubricant sales for the ...

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Grease from Jojoba and Banana Peels

January 9, 2024

Egyptian researchers reported developing a grease made with base stock from the jojoba plant and nano chemical additives ...

Novvi Bankruptcy Case Aimed at Restructuring

Novvi Bankruptcy Case Aimed at Restructuring

December 6, 2023

Chemical company Novvi LLC filed what it described as a voluntary bankruptcy petition Sunday, stating that it intends to ...

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Martin Midstream Specialty Operating Income Rises

October 18, 2023

Martin Midstream Partners reported higher operating income and lower sales revenue for its specialty products business s ...

Profits Rise for Michang

Profits Rise for Michang

October 13, 2023

South Korean lubricants blender Michang Petroleum Industry Co. reported a 43% jump in operating profit on a 2% uptick in ...

Shell Acquires Transformer Fluid, Coolant Lines

Shell Acquires Transformer Fluid, Coolant Lines

October 10, 2023

Shell Lubricants acquired two product lines from United Kingdom-based M&I Materials Ltd. – one for synthetic and e ...

Soltex Buys Dielectric Fluid Supplier DSI

Soltex Buys Dielectric Fluid Supplier DSI

September 20, 2023

Aiming to expand its offerings for dielectric fluids and other electrical insulating lubricants and coolants, chemical m ...