Packaging

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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 oil changes ...

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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 ...

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Shell Canada Plant Trims Workforce

Lube Report - July 23, 2014

Shell is laying off 17 of the 71 full-time employees at its lubricant plant in Brockville, Canada, at the end of August, ...

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Phillips 66 Picks Spectrum

Lube Report - June 25, 2014

Phillips 66 agreed to acquire Spectrum Corp., an independent blender, packager and marketer of specialty lubricants. Ter ...

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Chongqing Xiandai Buys Packaging Supplier

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2014

Many Chinese lubricant suppliers have begun taking tips on marketing from their Western counterparts. Now some are doing ...

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Sharpen Your Wits Against Counterfeits

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2014

Why let fraudsters imitate your labels, tamper with your packages and adulterate your lubricants? Here are new tools in ...

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Plastics Supplier Buys Ace

Lube Report Asia - May 27, 2014

British packaging manufacturer RPC Group agreed to buy Hong Kong-based Ace Corp. Holdings Ltd., a manufacturer of inject ...

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Motor Oil Packaging Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - May 27, 2014

Just because a package looks great doesnt make it a great design, says an industry expert. If it slows your filling line ...

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Sustain Yourself

Lubes'n'Greases - May 27, 2014

Is your lubricants packaging produced, reused and recycled sustainably? Insiders warn the drumbeat for sustainability wi ...