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EU to Vote on Chinese EV Tariffs

EU to Vote on Chinese EV Tariffs

June 5, 2024

The EU will vote next week on whether to increase tariffs on electric vehicles imported from China, a move that if imple ...

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Japan Lube Output Down Again

May 31, 2024

Finished lubricant production in Japan fell by 11% in April as declines in exports continued to outpace upticks in domes ...

Depolymerization Is a Unique Property of PIB

Depolymerization Is a Unique Property of PIB

May 31, 2024

KEMAT explains why polyisobutylene is ideal for use in certain automotive lubricant applications.

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EV Fleet Growth Projections

May 22, 2024

There is much variance among forecasts over the long-term future of e-mobility.

Profits Up for Yushiro, KH Neochem

Profits Up for Yushiro, KH Neochem

May 17, 2024

Yushiro Chemical reported increased fiscal-year net profit and sales for the quarter ended March 31, while specialty che ...

Indonesia Simplifies Import of Base Stocks

Indonesia Simplifies Import of Base Stocks

May 10, 2024

Indonesia has streamlined its import requirements for lubricant base stocks, which may boost the government’s call for ...

EPA Ups Emissions Reporting for Oil and Gas Industry 

EPA Ups Emissions Reporting for Oil and Gas Industry 

May 9, 2024

US Oil and natural gas facilities must up the accuracy of emissions data of face fees.

Safety-Kleen Acquires Noble Oil

Safety-Kleen Acquires Noble Oil

May 8, 2024

Safety-Kleen Systems acquired Noble Oil Recycling, which collects used oil in the Eastern United States and has a North ...

Operations Excellence: The Foundation of a Performing Plant Design

Operations Excellence: The Foundation of a Performing Plant Design

April 30, 2024

Longtime industry player Ganesan Ganapathi explains how operations excellence is the cornerstone of successful plant des ...

D-A Enlists Toll Blender in China

D-A Enlists Toll Blender in China

April 26, 2024

United States-based D-A Lubricant Co. announced it will establish its brand in Asia through a new partnership with Chine ...

EV Sales Drop in Europe

EV Sales Drop in Europe

April 25, 2024

Monthly new passenger car registrations in the European Union declined for the first time in 2024.

Podcast: the Good News about Lithium Thickeners

Podcast: the Good News about Lithium Thickeners

April 24, 2024

Lithium's versatility has made it the go-to for decades, but developing alternatives is now a priority.

SK Forms Another Coolant Tie-up

SK Forms Another Coolant Tie-up

April 12, 2024

SK Enmove has entered another partnership to develop and supply immersion coolants for data centers – this time teamin ...

Japan Bans Motor Oil Exports to Russia

Japan Bans Motor Oil Exports to Russia

April 5, 2024

Japan’s Cabinet today expanded a ban on exports to Russia, adding 164 items to the list of prohibited items, including ...

Podcast 20: the Bad News about Lithium Thickeners

Podcast 20: the Bad News about Lithium Thickeners

April 3, 2024

In the not-too-distant past, the grease industry had a fair amount of sway when it came to the price of lithium.

The Fundamentals of Grease

The Fundamentals of Grease

April 1, 2024

Explore the building blocks of lubricating greases as well as trends in global grease demand.