Miscellaneous

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The Cost of Using Group III

Lubes'n'Greases - July 22, 2019

With engine oils based on Group III picking up market share and the cost of approvals rising, discontent is bubbling up ...

Lubricant Formulations Challenged by IMO 2020

Lubricant Formulations Challenged by IMO 2020

Lube Report Asia - July 19, 2019

Marine lubricants will need formulations for multiple types of fuel when ship owners comply with IMO 2020 regulations ef ...

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Same Difference?

Lubes'n'Greases - June 24, 2019

Food comes from plants, but that doesnt mean biobased lubes are always fit for food processing.

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Calumet Sells Biosynthetic Technologies Stake

Lube Report Americas - June 5, 2019

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. sold its year-old investment in Biosynthetic Technologies in March, according t ...

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Tribologists Urged to Accelerate Innovation

Lube Report Americas - May 29, 2019

Attendees at the annual meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers heard a call to accelerate thei ...

Around the EV World

Around the EV World

Electric Vehicles InSite - May 28, 2019

A selection of EV news stories from the past quarter.

The Price of FAME

The Price of FAME

Electric Vehicles InSite - May 28, 2019

With the global focus on EV cars, two- and three-wheelers could be a bigger growth area in developing economies such as ...

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Headwinds Cloud Lubricant Outlook

Lube Report Americas - May 1, 2019

Large potential disruptions loom on the horizon for the global lubricants industry - from electric vehicles to shared mo ...

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Puma In, Petrobras Out at Argentina Plant

Lube Report Americas - April 10, 2019

The new owner of a blending plant in Avellaneda, Argentina has entered a contract to make lubricants for Puma Energy, an ...

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U.S. Finished Lube Prices Rise

Lube Report Americas - April 3, 2019

ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron and Phillips 66 notified U.S. customers of upcoming finished lubricant price increases that t ...

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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 ...

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ASTM Adopts Biobased Grease Test

Lube Report EMEA - February 19, 2019

ASTM International approved as a standard a new small scale oxidation test that provides more accurate results for bioba ...

PPDs Are Key Components for Low-Viscosity Formulations

PPDs Are Key Components for Low-Viscosity Formulations

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - November 19, 2018

The push for reduced emissions and increased fuel efficiency makes formulating lubes challenging. Pour point depressants ...

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 ...

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Synthetics Market Set to Grow in India

Lube Report Asia - May 11, 2018

The market for high quality base oils and synthetics in India will expand going forward as automakers strive to meet str ...

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Calumet Acquires Biosynthetic Technologies

Lube Report Americas - April 11, 2018

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. said on Monday that it acquired Biosynthetic Technologies, a startup that conv ...

Guilty as Charged: EVs Threaten Lube Raw Materials

Guilty as Charged: EVs Threaten Lube Raw Materials

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 16, 2018

When two industries are dependent on the same materials for their products, one will dominate supplies. With the acceler ...

Equity Firm Buys Stake in ZXP

Equity Firm Buys Stake in ZXP

Lube Report Americas - February 28, 2018

A Houston private equity firm agreed this month to take an undisclosed stake in contract lubricant blender and packager ...