Miscellaneous

Let them Eat Coolant

Let them Eat Coolant

Electric Vehicles InSite - May 5, 2020

Once the market normalizes after the global lockdown, automakers and lube companies will need to look again at the long ...

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Lube Report Asia - May 1, 2020

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

The EV of the World’s Desire

The EV of the World’s Desire

Electric Vehicles InSite - April 16, 2020

Turkey is reviving its ambition to make at producing a 100% domestically designed and produced car, and this time it hap ...

Imprecise by the Dashboard Light

Imprecise by the Dashboard Light

Electric Vehicles InSite - April 15, 2020

The devil is in the details and sometimes even the most diligent carmakers come a-cropper when the software in an EV war ...

Has Coronavirus Burst China’s EV Bubble?

Has Coronavirus Burst China’s EV Bubble?

Electric Vehicles InSite - April 14, 2020

A trade war with the United States, weakening sales and now a disease epidemic are hammering China’s automakers. After ...

Seoul Power

Seoul Power

Electric Vehicles InSite - April 14, 2020

Hyundai Motor Group has been building battery electric vehicles for four years, and although beleaguered by supply chain ...

Lube Marketers Gear Up for E-fluids Era

Lube Marketers Gear Up for E-fluids Era

Electric Vehicles InSite - April 14, 2020

Fluid makers need to respond quickly to the changing face of personal mobility and drivetrains.

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The End of the Engine Oil Bottle?

Lubes'n'Greases - February 14, 2020

Its no secret that electric vehicles pose a growing threat to the lubes industry. Odds are lube packaging wont escape th ...

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Need To Know

Lubes'n'Greases - February 14, 2020

Tom Glenn outlines some factors that may contribute to stickier price increases this year.

U.S. Finished Lube Prices Spike

U.S. Finished Lube Prices Spike

Lube Report Americas - January 29, 2020

Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Phillips 66 and several smaller blenders notified United States customers of impending finis ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - January 21, 2020

Steve Swedberg disputes the notion that the internal combustion engine is on its way out.

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Mining Trends Greener

Lubes'n'Greases - January 21, 2020

The mining industry is infamously dirty, but biobased lubricants are lending a bit of spit and polish to its image.

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The Synthetics Are Coming

Lubes'n'Greases - January 21, 2020

Engine oil specs are increasing the technical demands put on base oils and pushing formulators toward using more synthet ...

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Consultant: Hybrids Will Need Group III+

Lube Report Americas - January 1, 2020

The trend toward electrified vehicles will mean an increase in demand for API Group III+ base stocks because they will b ...

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GF-6, 303 Fluids Headlined 2019

Lube Report Americas - December 25, 2019

From the long-awaited adoption of ILSAC GF-6 to a crackdown on 303 hydraulic fluids to mergers and acquisitions, 2019 wa ...

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Opportunities Remain in Flat U.S. Industrial Market

Lube Report Americas - December 18, 2019

U.S. demand volume for industrial oils and fluids is forecast to decrease by a compound annual rate of 0.3 percent out t ...

Around the EV World

Around the EV World

Electric Vehicles InSite - December 3, 2019

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

Sleeping BEV Giant Awakes in Frankfurt

Sleeping BEV Giant Awakes in Frankfurt

Electric Vehicles InSite - December 3, 2019

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