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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...