Equipment

The Importance of Equipment Reliability
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The Importance of Equipment Reliability

July 1, 2024

Smartcorr explains how equipment reliability can mitigate financial losses, environmental damage and safety hazards.

Cold Blending Is a Step Toward Sustainability

Cold Blending Is a Step Toward Sustainability

July 1, 2024

How can a novel blending process reduce the carbon footprint of lubricant manufacturing operations?

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Metalub Opens Costa Rica Rerefinery

June 19, 2024

A Costa Rican lubricant company this week opened what it claims to be the first waste lubricant refinery in Central Amer ...

Eneos Pilot Plant Makes Rerefined Oil

Eneos Pilot Plant Makes Rerefined Oil

May 31, 2024

Eneos announced on Wednesday that it has produced rerefined base oil  in a demonstration project, as part of its work i ...

More Work Needed on Sustainability Standards

More Work Needed on Sustainability Standards

May 22, 2024

Trade associations in the lubricants industry have taken significant steps the past few years developing standards to he ...

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Industrial Projects to Build Lube Plant in Russia

May 21, 2024

Russian company Industrial Projects expressed intentions last week to build a lubricant blending plant in the Rostov obl ...

Recycling Oil Containers into Roads

Recycling Oil Containers into Roads

April 30, 2024

A ground-up mixture of drained plastic motor oil canisters can be used as a construction additive in road pavement mater ...

Chinese Blenders Aim to Differentiate

Chinese Blenders Aim to Differentiate

April 26, 2024

Major Chinese blenders believe investing in differentiation, efficiency and expansion is the only way to attract big cli ...

Lukoil Builds Grease and Additives Plant

Lukoil Builds Grease and Additives Plant

April 9, 2024

Lukoil broke ground recently on a grease, metalworking fluids and lubricant additives production facility in Volgograd.

Russian Blender Makes Metal Containers

Russian Blender Makes Metal Containers

March 12, 2024

Russian lubricant blender United Petrochemicals opened a line that produces metal motor oil containers designed to comba ...

Lack of Upkeep Hampers Turkmenbashi

Lack of Upkeep Hampers Turkmenbashi

February 13, 2024

Turkmenistan’s only base oil plant has been running at less than half of its 150,000 metric tons per year capacity due ...

Lubes’n’Greases January Issue Available

Lubes’n’Greases January Issue Available

January 10, 2024

Will PTFE be banned in the coming years, and how might increasing regulation affect lubricant formulations? What did Nor ...

Nynas, Stena Link to Recycle Transformer Fluid

Nynas, Stena Link to Recycle Transformer Fluid

January 9, 2024

Nynas AB has entered a partnership with waste management firm Stena Recycling to collect, process and reuse used electri ...

Vietnam Requires Lube Suppliers to Recycle

Vietnam Requires Lube Suppliers to Recycle

January 5, 2024

Vietnam this week enacted an extended producer responsibility law requiring suppliers of lubricants and other materials ...

Rerefinery Opens Near Arctic Circle

Rerefinery Opens Near Arctic Circle

December 26, 2023

A base oil rerefinery that opened recently in Severodvinsk, Russia, may not be large, but it appears to be the northernm ...

Chile Raises Waste Oil Recycling Targets

Chile Raises Waste Oil Recycling Targets

December 20, 2023

Lubricating oil producers in Chile will need to organize programs to collect and recycle waste oil under a decree approv ...

Lubes’n’Greases December Issue Available

Lubes’n’Greases December Issue Available

December 15, 2023

Will PTFE be banned in the coming years, and how might increasing regulation affect lubricant formulations? What did Nor ...