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Low-BN Cylinder Oils Fall Short of the Goal

Low-BN Cylinder Oils Fall Short of the Goal

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

In effect since the start of the year, the International Marine Organization’s 2020 international convention was imple ...

Thinning Benefit

Thinning Benefit

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

How can low-viscosity oils balance conflicting demands in modern engines? While lowering engine oil viscosities has b ...

Economic Diversification Boosts GCC Demand

Economic Diversification Boosts GCC Demand

Lube Report EMEA - October 27, 2020

Lubricant demand within the Gulf Cooperation Council is expected to grow at a moderate pace in the coming years, as memb ...

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Development Buoys Asean Outlook

Lube Report Asia - October 23, 2020

The lubricants market in Southeast Asia – which is weighted toward products for two-wheelers and process oils – will ...

Shipping Costs Skyrocket During Pandemic

Shipping Costs Skyrocket During Pandemic

Lube Report Americas - October 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic – along with multiple other disruptors – has upended the logistics market in the United States ...

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Nigerian Blenders Struggle with Pandemic

Lube Report EMEA - October 20, 2020

Discouraging imports of low-grade blended lubricants and curtailing sales of straight mineral oils promoted as finished ...

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 ...