Packaging Containers

A Glimpse at the Future of Packaging
Demand for smart packaging with features such as real-time tracking technology is expected to increase. © Rymden – stock.adobe.com

A Glimpse at the Future of Packaging

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

A market survey helps elucidate potential growth areas and trends shaping packaging for the lubricants sector.

Spotlight on Packaging

Spotlight on Packaging

Lubes'n'Greases - July 31, 2020

Packaging is paramount, and rather than relying on standard drums, containers and totes, brand owners are looking for un ...

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The End of the Engine Oil Bottle?

Lubes'n'Greases - February 14, 2020

Its no secret that electric vehicles pose a growing threat to the lubes industry. Odds are lube packaging wont escape th ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON PACKAGING

Lubes'n'Greases - February 14, 2020

Lubricant and grease packagers have been tasked with developing new solutions that cater to increasing environmental, re ...

Drum Prices Normalize After Steel Tariffs

Drum Prices Normalize After Steel Tariffs

Lube Report Americas - February 20, 2019

Tariffs imposed on lubricants and lubricant additives traded between the United States and China have made an obvious im ...

Sub-Saharan Africa Flexitank Market Growing

Sub-Saharan Africa Flexitank Market Growing

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - June 19, 2018

When margins are tight and currency is scarce, base oil traders often look for ways to cut costs. One place to look is f ...

Can You Handle It?

Can You Handle It?

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - June 19, 2018

There is more to plant management than having the capacity to satisfy demand. Operators must also physically move materi ...

Vintage Cars Create Oil Niche

Vintage Cars Create Oil Niche

Lube Report EMEA - April 10, 2018

Rising numbers of classic cars are creating a growing market for engine oils designed specifically for their lubrication ...

Gagging the Glug

Gagging the Glug

Lubes'n'Greases - February 16, 2018

Some marketers have finally banished glugging, the messy scourge that plagues DIY oil changers.

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SPOTLIGHT ON PACKAGING

Lubes'n'Greases - February 15, 2018

A container can influence everything from consumer decisions to warehouse handling, shipping costs, safety and more. Pac ...

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Pack a Punch with Pouches

Lubes'n'Greases - February 20, 2017

Plastic motor oil containers reign on the shelves, but flexible pouches are boxing clever with a fresh look and reduced ...

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Lubricant Packaging – Getting the Details Right

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - February 16, 2017

One of the most important, but perhaps undervalued, considerations for lubricant suppliers is container design. A well d ...

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Challenges in South Africas Bulk Storage Market

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 21, 2016

Storage facilities in Durban are not adequate to handle growing traffic in both petroleum and chemical products in the r ...

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Trades Secret

Lubes'n'Greases - November 18, 2015

Flexitanks are quietly making their mark on the base oil industry, and some estimate that carriage in these intermodal b ...

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Flexitanks Outflank Port Bottlenecks

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 17, 2015

Small-to-medium businesses, particularly in Africa, are being squeezed by the cost and limited availability of bulk liqu ...

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Flexitanks Catch a Rising Tide

Lubes'n'Greases - March 27, 2015

Global trading in base oils and lubricants is helping propel demand for this cost-saving shipping option, despite some u ...

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Weighing the Flexitank Option

Lubes'n'Greases - March 3, 2015

Industrial packagings rising star is a 6,000-gallon plastic bag, fitted into a standard shipping container. Is it right ...