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Bio-lubes Forecast to Outpace Overall Market

Bio-lubes Forecast to Outpace Overall Market

Lube Report Americas - August 5, 2020

Despite setbacks from the pandemic, demand for bio-lubricants should continue to grow faster than the overall global lub ...

Consultant: Biolubes Still on Growth Trajectory

Consultant: Biolubes Still on Growth Trajectory

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

Despite setbacks from the pandemic, demand for bio-lubricants should continue to grow faster than the overall global lub ...

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Calumet to Close Plant, Furlough Workers

Posts - July 20, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. will close a lubricants plant in New Jersey and furlough manufacturing employe ...

Study Assesses Hydraulic Fluid Sustainability

Study Assesses Hydraulic Fluid Sustainability

Posts - July 20, 2020

German industrial giants Fuchs Petrolub and BASF carried out a joint study on the cradle-to-grave environmental impact o ...

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Posts - July 20, 2020

The share of vehicles in Russia that use American Petroleum Institute’s API SM or API SN motor oil categories increas ...

Lubricants Breathe Life into Ventilators

Lubricants Breathe Life into Ventilators

LNG Magazine - July 2, 2020

While blenders converting their production lines for hand sanitizer grab headlines, companies that make greases for life ...

Khmz Reports Increased 2019 Profit

Khmz Reports Increased 2019 Profit

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2020

Russian lithium hydroxide producer Khimiko-Metallurgicheskiy Zavod posted more than a tenfold increase of its operating ...

Dutch Biolube Start-up Gets Subsidy

Dutch Biolube Start-up Gets Subsidy

Lube Report EMEA - May 11, 2020

The Groningen province in the Netherlands provided a €50,000 (U.S. $54,000) subsidy to support Stadskanaal-based Airgr ...

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Lube Report Asia - April 30, 2020

Shipments of castor oil derivatives are flowing from India once again, easing availability of popular grease additives a ...

Sleeping BEV Giant Awakes in Frankfurt

Sleeping BEV Giant Awakes in Frankfurt

PEV - December 3, 2019

The German city of Frankfurt played host to the biannual International Auto Show in September. The major German manufact ...

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Synthetics Could Combat Improper Oil Disposal

Lube Report EMEA - December 3, 2019

Wider use of synthetic engine oils and a shift to electric vehicles could reduce the threat of environmental contaminati ...

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Oleic Acid Production Planned in Italy

Lube Report EMEA - October 8, 2019

NextChem announced yesterday it was contracted by Sogis Chemical Co. to build a plant that will make oleic acid from res ...

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Croda Acquires Rewitec

Lube Report EMEA - July 23, 2019

Croda International Plc announced last week the acquisition of Rewitec GmbH, stating it aims to help the German additive ...

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Nynas Launches Biobased Tire Oil

Lube Report EMEA - March 26, 2019

Nynas AB announced this month the introduction of a biobased rubber process oil, saying that it wants to accommodate the ...

Researchers Make Base Oils from Non-food Plants

Researchers Make Base Oils from Non-food Plants

Lube Report Americas - February 6, 2019

Researchers at a University of Delaware-partnered lab say they have discovered a way to create lubricant base oils from ...

EU Revising Lubes Ecolabel

EU Revising Lubes Ecolabel

Lube Report EMEA - July 17, 2018

The European Union is working on a revision of its Ecolabel standard for lubricants. Regulators say the proposed changes ...