Miscellaneous

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Russian PAOs Return in December

Lube Report - May 11, 2005

MOSCOW-Russian oil major Tatneft and subsidiary Nizhnekamskneftekhim announced plans to restart polyalphaolefins product ...

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Ineos Aims High with High-vis PAO

Lube Report - April 27, 2005

Ineos Oligomers will build a unit at its La Porte, Texas, polyalphaolefin plant that will produce 20,000 metric tons per ...

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Synlubes Uptake Varies Among Countries

Lube Report - March 30, 2005

The world currently consumes approximately 3 million tons per year of synthetic and semi-synthetic finished lubricants, ...

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BioAmber to Open Plant in 3Q

Lube Report - February 2, 2005

BioAmber Inc. noted this week that its 30,000 metric ton per year succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada - which ...

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BioAmber Plants Seed for Bio-succinic Lubes

Lube Report - November 24, 2004

BioAmber is nearing completion of its plant in Sarnia, Ontario, where it will produce 30,000 metric tons per year of suc ...

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Above-average Growth for Biolubes

Lube Report - November 10, 2004

While biolubricants accounted for less than 1 percent of the global finished lubricants market in 2013, the segment is e ...

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CMS: a $19 Billion Market?

Lube Report - September 29, 2004

The popularity of chemical management services has grown quickly over the past four years, according to a recent survey ...

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RSC Bio Expands in Europe

Lube Report - September 29, 2004

RSC Bio Solutions opened a warehouse in Rotterdam, Netherlands, to distribute its biobased lubricants to European custom ...

The Growing Use of Group II Base Stocks

The Growing Use of Group II Base Stocks

Lube Report - August 18, 2004

Base stocks are crucial components of all finished lubricants. With the base stock percentage of a finished lubricant ra ...

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Advonex Aims for Biobased Lube Production

Lube Report - August 18, 2004

Biochemical company Advonex International anticipates bringing its biobased feedstock to commercial scale by 2019 after ...

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New Cars, Old Cars Increase in U.S.

Lube Report - August 11, 2004

Of almost 253 million passenger cars on the road in the United States, the average vehicle age is 11.4 years, an IHS Aut ...

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CP Chem to Boost NAO Capacity

Lube Report - August 11, 2004

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP plans to expand normal alpha olefin production capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant in Bay ...

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BASF to Build PAG Lubes Plant

Lube Report - July 14, 2004

BASF will construct a new polyalkylene glycol-based lubricants manufacturing facility in Ludwigshafen, Germany and start ...

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Biolubes Could Grow if Costs Come Down

Lube Report - September 3, 2003

Reducing production costs is the major driver for biolubes market growth, with legislation that mandates biolube usage a ...

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Engine Oils Join Feds Biolubes List

Lube Report - February 20, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agricultures BioPreferred program finalized its 10th round of procurement regulations, which spec ...