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Profits Rise at KH Neochem, Yushiro

Profits Rise at KH Neochem, Yushiro

Lube Report Asia - March 4, 2022

Japan’s KH Neochem Co.’s performance materials segment, which includes refrigeration lubricant raw materials, and me ...

New Boss Still Hopeful for Isla Refinery

New Boss Still Hopeful for Isla Refinery

Lube Report Americas - February 16, 2022

Following a handful of failures, Refineria di Kursou is once again starting another search of a new operator for the Isl ...

Russian Base Oil Exports Rose

Russian Base Oil Exports Rose

Lube Report EMEA - February 15, 2022

Russian base oil exports jumped 21% in December after an 11% decline in November, a trading company concluded, providing ...

Profits Rise for Castrol India, Dip for Gulf

Profits Rise for Castrol India, Dip for Gulf

Lube Report Asia - February 11, 2022

Castrol India Ltd. reported nearly a 30% increase in profits for 2021, although sales for the quarter ended Dec. 31 were ...

Brazil Auto Sales Recovering Slowly

Brazil Auto Sales Recovering Slowly

Lube Report Americas - February 9, 2022

Passenger car registrations in Brazil declined in December but were higher for full year 2021, showing a slight recovery ...

Russian Light Vehicle Sales Rose in 2021

Russian Light Vehicle Sales Rose in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - February 8, 2022

New passenger and light commercial vehicle sales in Russia increased by 4.3% in 2021, driven primarily by positive sales ...

ILMA Helps Members Cope with COVID

ILMA Helps Members Cope with COVID

Lube Report Americas - January 26, 2022

Lube Report speaks to Mike Damiani, president of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association about goals for the ...

Liqui Moly Posts Higher Net Sales

Liqui Moly Posts Higher Net Sales

Lube Report EMEA - January 25, 2022

Net sales for German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly increased 20% in 2021, boosted by growth ...

American Car Sales Fall Again

American Car Sales Fall Again

Lube Report Americas - January 19, 2022

Sales of new light vehicles in the United States slipped 3% to 14.9 million units in 2021, as several factors, including ...

France Lube Demand Rises

France Lube Demand Rises

Lube Report EMEA - January 18, 2022

Lubricant demand in France was up year over year in November 2021 for the first time since August and only the second ti ...

Reseachers Plug Nano-copper Particles

Reseachers Plug Nano-copper Particles

Lube Report Asia - January 7, 2022

Researchers at two China universities said recently that nano-copper particles show early promise to become part of a ne ...

Brazil Base Oils Hit a Bump

Brazil Base Oils Hit a Bump

Lube Report Americas - January 5, 2022

Base oil production in Brazil in November was slightly lower than in the same month last year, ending a streak of three ...

Japan Demand Fell in November

Japan Demand Fell in November

Lube Report Asia - December 31, 2021

Japan’s finished lubricant demand dropped by more than 10% in November, compared to the same month last year, but was ...

France Demand Down Again

France Demand Down Again

Lube Report EMEA - December 21, 2021

France consumed 46,886 metric tons of finished lubricants in October, once again running behind the same month of 2020, ...

Regional Market Shrank 11% in 2020

Regional Market Shrank 11% in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - December 14, 2021

The European lubricant industry was not spared from the major shock to Europe’s manufacturing sectors caused by the CO ...

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Factory Will Make Castor Derivatives

Lube Report Asia - December 10, 2021

France-based Arkema announced on Monday a 50% increase in global capacity for its Oleris castor oil derivatives, which a ...

Saint-Gobain Buys Chemicals Firm

Saint-Gobain Buys Chemicals Firm

Lube Report Americas - December 8, 2021

French building materials company Saint-Gobain announced on Monday the acquisition of construction chemicals company GCP ...

Aramco Enters Lubricants Business

Aramco Enters Lubricants Business

Lube Report EMEA - December 7, 2021

The world’s largest crude oil supplier and one of the largest owners of base oil assets is getting back into the finis ...