Packaging

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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 ...

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Is That Really My Oil?

Lubes'n'Greases - May 22, 2014

Petroleum products can be a magnet for theft, counterfeiting, adulteration, commingling and other abuses. Battling such ...

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Plastic Package Failures Are Preventable

Lubes'n'Greases - May 22, 2014

The list of what can go wrong with plastic motor oil bottles is long and sad. So when containers leak and buckle, you ne ...

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The Flexible Shipping Alternative

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2014

Flexibags are gaining popularity as a packaging option for international bulk shipments. The learning curve can be prett ...

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A Square Deal for Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2014

Sturdy bag-in-box packaging offers an innovative way to store and dispense lubes, and has numerous fans among oil market ...

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Take Stock of Your Label Management

Lubes'n'Greases - May 17, 2014

Without a correct label, your lubricant cannot be shipped. But managing the labels for all those totes, kegs, pails and ...

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Prune Packaging Costs.

Lubes'n'Greases - May 8, 2014

Thats the real meaning of PPC, says Ross Quantz, incoming president of the Petroleum Packaging Council.

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Handling the Job

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 1, 2014

Lubricant packaging lines must satisfy a complex tangle of tasks and requirements. Getting one that operates smoothly r ...

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Last Word

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 1, 2014

Flexitanks are just one of several types of containers available to transport base oils and lubricants, but their popula ...

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Bag-in-box Packaging Gets U.N. Nod

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 28, 2014

Three years ago two companies introduced a bag-in-box package for lubricants. Based on market feedback, they shored up t ...

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Safe Lubes for Food Packaging

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 15, 2014

One area often overlooked in food production is the lubricants for the machines fabricating food packaging. One industry ...

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Do You Comply with CalRecycle?

Lube Report - April 9, 2014

TAMPA BAY, Fla.-California is cracking down on plastic packaging, but many lubricant manufacturers and packagers are una ...