Expansions & Upgrades

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Oxea Boosts Isononanoic Acid Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

OQ Chemicals – formerly Oxea – recently completed an expansion at its site in Oberhausen, Germany, increasing its is ...

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 28, 2020

Shell intends to increase the production capacity of its 180,000 tons per year blending plant in Torzhok by 50 percent b ...

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ExxonMobil Decides on India Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2020

ExxonMobil has decided to build its first lubricant blending plant in India, a Rs 760 crore facility in Maharashtra, acc ...

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Base Oil Report: Trends

LNG Magazine - July 2, 2020

Caitlin Jacobs gives an overview of global base oil capacity in 2020 and previews how the picture may change after the p ...

Fergana Upgrade on Track for 2023

Fergana Upgrade on Track for 2023

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

A joint venture between Uzbekneftegaz and Russian energy giant Gazprom says it is moving forward with a previously annou ...

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Aramco Withdraws from Cilacap JV

Lube Report Asia - June 3, 2020

Pertamina disclosed last week that Saudi Aramco has withdrawn from discussions about a plan to jointly expand the Indone ...

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Infineum to Expand China Additive Plant

Lube Report Asia - January 17, 2020

Infineum has signed a letter of intent to add a second phase to its lubricant additive plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu pr ...

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Expanding to Grow in Evolving Grease Market

Lube Report Americas - November 20, 2019

Aerospace Lubricants is nearing completion on an expansion to add 10 million pounds of grease production capacity at its ...

Afton Expands Test Center in Japan

Afton Expands Test Center in Japan

Lube Report Asia - November 1, 2019

Afton Chemical completed an expansion of its Japan Technology Center in Tsukuba to give it increased lubricant additive ...

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Axel to Expand, Improve U.S. Grease Plants

Lube Report Americas - October 30, 2019

Axel Christiernsson AB announced on Monday a multi-million dollar expansion and improvement plan across its three grease ...

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Swedish Surfactants Plant Expands

Lube Report EMEA - September 3, 2019

Nouryon announced Aug. 27 that it will double capacity at its surfactants plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, through a 12-mil ...

MFG Upgrades Manufacturing Plants

MFG Upgrades Manufacturing Plants

Lube Report Americas - August 28, 2019

MFG Chemical recently announced manufacturing upgrades at its facilities in Dalton, Georgia, that make surfactants, este ...

German Firm Boosts Production, Capacity

German Firm Boosts Production, Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - August 27, 2019

German lubricant and grease maker Zeller & Gmelin is expanding its grease production and tank storage capacity to meet g ...

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Japanese Lube Additive Maker Expands Plant

Lube Report Asia - August 9, 2019

Japan's Adeka Corp. will complete an expansion of its lubricant additive plant this month, and seeks to expand sale of i ...

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BASF Increases Carboxylic Acid Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - July 16, 2019

BASF increased its global production capacity for isononanoic acid and 2-ethylhexanoic acid - considered higher carboxyl ...

Evonik Boosts Global Oil Additives Capacity

Evonik Boosts Global Oil Additives Capacity

Lube Report Asia - July 12, 2019

Evonik announced on Monday it is expanding its production capacity for polyalkylmethacrylate-based viscosity modifiers b ...

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Evonik Boosts Global Oil Additives Capacity

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2019

Evonik announced on Monday it is expanding its production capacity for polyalkylmethacrylate-based viscosity modifiers b ...