Equipment

Sopremac Opens Algeria Blending Plant

Sopremac Opens Algeria Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - January 29, 2019

Biskra, Algeria-based Sarl Sopremac opened a lube oil blending plant in Algeria that has already begun production of mul ...

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Shell to Upgrade Lubricant Plant in Canada

Lube Report Americas - January 9, 2019

Shell plans to invest $16 million to expand its lubricant blending and packaging plant in Brockville, Canada, according ...

R.I.P. Gear Inefficiency

R.I.P. Gear Inefficiency

Lubes'n'Greases - October 23, 2018

An aftermarket product claiming to improve gear efficiency might sound like snake oil, but it could be just what the doc ...

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Pack Logix Buys Lube Packaging Plant

Lube Report Americas - February 21, 2018

Pack Logix Inc. announced Monday that it acquired the Spectrum Lubricants Corp. packaging plant in Waukesha, Wisconsin, ...

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Site Leased for Rerefinery in Western Canada

Lube Report Americas - January 24, 2018

Gen III Oil Corp. intends to start construction this summer on a rerefinery that will make API Group II and III base oil ...

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Plastic Pulls Double Duty

Lubes'n'Greases - December 22, 2016

Shouldnt every component in your grease pull its weight? Polymer thickeners not only provide structure, they also help l ...

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If Not Chlorine, What?

Lubes'n'Greases - January 22, 2016

The search is on for the next generation of extreme pressure additives to replace chlorinated paraffins in metalworking ...

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Need to Know

Lubes'n'Greases - May 27, 2014

Arguments about who is responsible for lube-plant line wash finding its way into applications where it causes harm often ...

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On the Line in Congo

Lubes'n'Greases - May 22, 2014

A one-time Quaker State plant in Newell, W.Va., now part of Shell, depends on both robots and its savvy human workforce ...

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Lube Oil Analysis Takes to Sea

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2014

The average container ship can spend $12 million on cylinder lubrication over its lifetime. With the right lube diagnost ...

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Need to Know

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2014

As noted in last months column, line wash is the material used to flush the lines and pipes when lubricant blenders swit ...

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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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Haver Filling Systems Grows

Lube Report - August 28, 2013

Haver Filling Systems is expanding its warehouse in Conyers, Ga., to increase production capacity so it can meet growing ...

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Filter Maker Plans Expansion

Lube Report - February 6, 2013

Baldwin Filters plans to break ground this spring on a new 400,000 square foot distribution center at its headquarters l ...

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Oil Filter Price Fixing?

Lube Report - July 23, 2008

The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is investigatingthe automotive oil filter industry on charges o ...

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National-Spencer Buys Pump Distributor

Lube Report - February 14, 2007

National-Spencer Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of petroleum and lubrication equipment, recently acquired Californ ...

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Graco Buys Liquid Control Corp.

Lube Report - January 5, 2005

Lubricating equipment maker Graco Inc. announced last week that it has acquired Liquid Control Corp., a manufacturer of ...