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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Sustain Yourself

Lubes'n'Greases - May 27, 2014

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