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Japan’s Demand on Upswing

Japan’s Demand on Upswing

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

Japan’s finished lubricants consumption reached 128,987 kiloliters in February, up 7% from 120,394 kL in the same mont ...

Meridian Buys Malaysian Lube Producer

Meridian Buys Malaysian Lube Producer

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

Meridian Adhesives Group acquired Pacific Adhesive Systems, a Malaysia-based corporation with lubricant and grease opera ...

Domestic Base Oils Rebound in Brazil

Domestic Base Oils Rebound in Brazil

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2021

Brazil’s base oil production in February matched output from the same month of 2020 after lagging behind for most of t ...

Slow Start for France’s Lube Sales

Slow Start for France’s Lube Sales

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

France’s lubricant consumption fell by more than 10% in in January, compared to the same month in 2020, ending a strea ...

Grease Holds Promise for Evolving Industry

Grease Holds Promise for Evolving Industry

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

As electric vehicles threaten to drain away the lifeblood of the lubricants industry—engine oil accounts for about 40 ...

Best Practices

Best Practices

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Rethink Your Risk AnalysisOver the past month or so, there have been several stunning examples of systemic failures ...

Canada Floats Toxic Listing for Ester

Canada Floats Toxic Listing for Ester

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2021

Canada’s health and environment agencies recently recommended regulatory actions for a form of thiophosphate alkyl est ...

Taif Makes Lubes in Nizhnekamsk

Taif Makes Lubes in Nizhnekamsk

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

A finished lubricant blending facility was installed late last year at the site of Russia’s only polyalphaolefin plant ...

South Korea Exports Strong in February

South Korea Exports Strong in February

Lube Report Asia - March 26, 2021

South Korea exported more base oil at a greater value in February than in the same month in 2020, according to data publ ...

Yip’s Lube Profits Rose Despite COVID

Yip’s Lube Profits Rose Despite COVID

Lube Report Asia - March 19, 2021

Hong Kong-based Yip’s Chemical Holdings Ltd.’s lubricants business reported higher operating profit and sales for th ...

Vertex Earnings Dipped in 2020, Q4

Vertex Earnings Dipped in 2020, Q4

Lube Report Americas - March 17, 2021

Vertex Energy’s black oil segment, which includes its rerefineries and used oil collection business, reported a drop i ...

Fuchs Adds JV In Egypt

Fuchs Adds JV In Egypt

Lube Report EMEA - March 16, 2021

German independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE announced on March 12 a joint venture in Egypt with longtime par ...

Brazil Base Oil Output Still Down

Brazil Base Oil Output Still Down

Lube Report Americas - March 10, 2021

Brazil’s base oil production declined almost 20% in January, while its base oil import volumes surged to more than 130 ...

A Whistle Stop Tour of Locomotive Lubes

A Whistle Stop Tour of Locomotive Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Since the first steam trains of early 19th century England, locomotives have been an invaluable boon to trade and civil ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Is the ICE Decline an Upturn for Silicones?Unfamiliar to many in the industry, silicone base stocks have limited ap ...

Need to Know

Need to Know

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

How Does DEF Fit the Lubricants Business? Diesel exhaust fluid made a big splash in the United States market j ...

Japanese OEMs Plugged by Survey

Japanese OEMs Plugged by Survey

Lube Report EMEA - March 2, 2021

A survey of Russian motorists found genuine engine oils of two Japanese automakers and French independent Motul’s bran ...