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ZDDP Lives On

ZDDP Lives On

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Emissions regulations threatened to steal engine oil formulators’ main weapon against wear. How has its use persisted?

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France Market Makes Strong Rebound

Lube Report EMEA - September 22, 2020

Lubricant demand in France rebounded after bottoming out in April and in June actually ran ahead of sales from the same ...

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Former Fam Operator Awaits Sentence

Lube Report EMEA - September 22, 2020

An appeals court in Serbia is expected to hand out a final verdict soon to the owner of lube marketer Fam’s former op ...

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Spain’s Market Shrank in First Half

Lube Report EMEA - September 8, 2020

Lubricant demand in Spain fell 21% during the first six months of 2020, compared to the same period of 2019, according t ...

Trade Up or Be Traded In

Trade Up or Be Traded In

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

Are base oil traders headed for extinction, or will they adapt and rise again to offer value to the industry?

Why Are Engine Tests So Difficult to Develop?

Why Are Engine Tests So Difficult to Develop?

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

It’s not just because stakeholders want better performance from engine oils in more demanding conditions—external fa ...

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Survey Studies Impacts of Rouen Fire

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2020

France’s public health agency is conducting a survey to assess health and quality of life impacts of a September 2019 ...

Russian Firm Expands Fatty Acids Plant

Russian Firm Expands Fatty Acids Plant

Lube Report EMEA - August 23, 2020

Russian specialty chemical producer Vyazemsky Plant for Synthetic Products expanded its capacity to manufacture fatty ac ...

Poland Proposal Would Encourage Rerefining

Poland Proposal Would Encourage Rerefining

Lube Report EMEA - August 18, 2020

Poland’s government will introduce a waste oil management bill to encourage that used lubricants be recycled into base ...

Stihl Fights Counterfeit Lubes in Russia

Stihl Fights Counterfeit Lubes in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - August 11, 2020

Stihl, a German agricultural equipment maker, recently started a campaign to fight entities that counterfeit its genuine ...

Pandemic Depresses Fuchs’ Profits, Sales

Pandemic Depresses Fuchs’ Profits, Sales

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

Independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE posted steep declines in profit and sales for the second quarter, compa ...

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ACEA Amends Oil Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association issued a revision to its 2016 European oil sequences last week, ahead ...

Slump, Rebound Forecast for Wind Energy Lubes

Slump, Rebound Forecast for Wind Energy Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - July 28, 2020

The current economic downturn should cause a setback for demand of lubricants used in wind turbines, but the industry sh ...

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Recovery Signs for EU Registrations

Lube Report EMEA - July 28, 2020

As pandemic lockdowns eased across Europe, the European Union’s carmakers enjoyed an uptick in registrations of new pa ...