Packaging

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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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Packaging Helps African Suppliers Stand Out

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - February 17, 2016

Lubricant manufacturers and distributors in East Africa have shown greater interest in sustainable, eye-catching and con ...

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Nigerian Blenders Fight Counterfeiting via Packaging

Lube Report - February 17, 2016

Lubricant blenders in Nigeria are attempting to foil counterfeiters by using tamper-proof packaging features. Most blend ...

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Hi-Tech Lubricants Conducts IPO

Lube Report Asia - January 12, 2016

Pakistani lubricant supplier Hi-Tech Lubricants Ltd. raised 2.84 billion rupees (U.S. $27.1 million) last week in the fi ...

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Amalie Oil Acquires Delfin USA Plant

Lube Report - December 30, 2015

Amalie Oil on Monday announced it has acquired a 42-acre lubricant blending and packaging facility in South Carolina fro ...

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New Weapons Fight Counterfeits

Lube Report Asia - December 1, 2015

Anti-counterfeiting packaging technologies come with costs, but proponents say lubricant marketers should balance them a ...

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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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Reinventing the Oil Change

Lube Report - October 14, 2015

Castrol launched the Nexcel oil cell – a combination lube container and filter – which aims to offer faster ...

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Houston Blender Adds Capacity

Lube Report - September 16, 2015

Vexapak LLC began operating a new 57,000 square foot blending facility in Houston this week. The new facility enables Ve ...

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Barricade Your Bottle

Lubes'n'Greases - July 28, 2015

Carbon-fluorine, one of nature's strongest bonds, can boost the barrier properties of plastic bottles, jugs, tanks and o ...

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GHS Brings Costs, Consequences for Packagers

Lube Report Asia - July 14, 2015

The United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is sure to bring vital 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 ...

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Its a Package Deal

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - November 18, 2014

By standardizing approaches to worker health and safety around the world, the Globally Harmonized System of Classificati ...

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Hoover Containers Expands in Australia

Lube Report Asia - October 28, 2014

Intermediate bulk containers supplier Hoover Container Solutions Ltd. has moved its Australian operations to a larger fa ...

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Nigeria Plots Lube Industrys Future

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - October 21, 2014

Nigeria held its first Lubricant Summit in Lagos in August to discuss the state of the industry and plan the sectors fut ...

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Resin Trends Challenge Bottle Suppliers

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - September 16, 2014

Current trends in resin pricing and recycling play a major role in determining which material to use in packaging and wh ...