Packaging

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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 ...

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Greif Opens IBC Plant in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - October 8, 2019

Greif, an American manufacturer of industrial packaging, expanded its operations in Russia with a second intermediate bu ...

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The Whats What of Waste

Lubes'n'Greases - August 19, 2019

Leftover product often clings to the insides of industrial containers after theyve been drained. Definitions of empty va ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - July 22, 2019

Steve Swedberg explains the origins of ILSAC and API symbols and what they really mean.

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Judging an Oil by Its Label

Lubes'n'Greases - July 22, 2019

What can a reasonable consumer be expected to glean from an engine oil bottle? The answer seems to be a moving target.

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New Steel Drum Plant to Serve Western India

Lube Report Asia - July 5, 2019

Balmer Lawrie & Co. opened a new industrial packaging plant that manufactures steel drums last month in Vadodara, in the ...

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Calumet Sells Biosynthetic Technologies Stake

Lube Report Americas - June 5, 2019

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. sold its year-old investment in Biosynthetic Technologies in March, according t ...

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API Fights Against Unauthorized Labels

Lube Report Americas - March 13, 2019

The American Petroleum Institute is posting information on unauthorized oils displaying API engine oil certification mar ...

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 ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON PACKAGING

Lubes'n'Greases - February 19, 2019

Packaging plays an important role for lubricants and greases. The drive to combine functionality and sustainability mean ...

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Thai Firms Team to Recycle Containers

Lube Report Asia - January 18, 2019

Bangchak Corp. and SCG Chemical Co. signed a memorandum of understanding last month to develop a lubricant packaging rec ...

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Need To Know

Lubes'n'Greases - November 12, 2018

Tom Glenn wonders if private label lubricants will take the place of oil majors.

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Fighting Counterfeits with QR Codes

Lube Report Asia - September 7, 2018

A major Chinese supplier of lubricant packaging equipment has established a subsidiary to help clients use QR codes to b ...

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New Zealand Lube Suppliers Talk Rubbish

Lube Report Asia - June 29, 2018

New Zealands biggest lubricant brands have joined forces to recover and recycle waste packaging.

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Packaging Demand Growth Forecast for Asia

Lube Report Asia - June 22, 2018

A recent report by Global Market Insights predicts demand for lubricant packaging in Asia-Pacific will grow at a compoun ...

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 ...