Expansions & Upgrades

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Pertamina Makes More Viscosity Modifiers

Lube Report Asia - September 22, 2015

Pertamina has expanded its production of viscosity modifiers to a second location - this one at its plant in East Java, ...

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Lu’an-Naco Opens CTL PAO Plant

Lube Report Asia - September 15, 2015

Naco Synthetics and Chinese coal company Luan Group opened a polyalphaolefin plant late last month, a Shanxi province fa ...

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Singapore Venture Will Make VI Improvers

Lube Report Asia - September 8, 2015

Dutch additive supplier BRB International is partnering with a Singapore engineering firm to build a viscosity index imp ...

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Pakistani Supplier Seeks Growth

Lube Report Asia - September 8, 2015

Hi-Tech Lubricants Ltd., a Pakistani supplier of SK Lubricants Zic brand, is set to expand its share of the domestic mar ...

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GTS Expands Blend Plant

Lube Report Asia - September 1, 2015

GTS Chemical this month completed an expansion of its blending plant in Shandong province, China, intended to assist the ...

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Lanka IOC Wants Bigger Slice of Pie

Lube Report Asia - September 1, 2015

Lanka IOC said it expects to increase its share of the Sri Lanka engine oil market from 17 percent to 23 percent by buil ...

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Sinopec May Shutter Yanshan Plant

Lube Report Asia - August 25, 2015

Sinopec is considering closing its API Group I base oil plant in Yanshan, China, early next year due to difficulties obt ...

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Afton to Expand Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - August 25, 2015

Afton Chemical Corp. announced last week that it will expand its new lubricant additives plant in Singapore, increasing ...

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Lubrizol to Use Daelim HR-PIB Technology

Lube Report Asia - August 25, 2015

Daelim Industrial agreed to license technology for the manufacturing of polyisobutylene to Lubrizol Corp., which plans t ...

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Tide Water Plans Global Growth

Lube Report Asia - August 11, 2015

Indias Tide Water Oil Co. is gearing up to enter South African and Sudanese markets, license sales of its products in Ba ...

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Malaysia’s Emery Bullish on Biolubes

Lube Report Asia - August 11, 2015

Malaysias Emery Oleochemicals plans to expand its biolubricant business globally with partnerships, acquisitions and exp ...

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Handi Sunshine Expansion Moves Ahead

Lube Report Asia - August 4, 2015

Hainan Handi Sunshine Petrochemical Ltd. is moving forward again with a previously stalled plan to build another base oi ...

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Hrnd Conducts Group II+ Expansion

Lube Report Asia - July 28, 2015

The global base oil market is mired in a surplus that grows larger with every expansion and new plant opening. So when H ...

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Total Opens Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - July 7, 2015

Total announced the opening Friday of a 310,000 metric ton per year blending plant in Singapore - the French energy gian ...

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Sri Lankan Blender Prepares to Launch Plant

Lube Report Asia - June 30, 2015

Laugfs Lubricants Ltd. will launch a 17,000 metric tons per year blending plant near Colombo, Sri Lanka, in July.

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Shell Opens 8th China Blend Plant

Lube Report Asia - June 30, 2015

Shell opened a new blending plant Tianjin, China, Thursday, the latest in a series of investments by the company in the ...

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Petronas Expands in East Malaysia

Lube Report Asia - June 23, 2015

Malaysia's Petronas Lubricants Marketing Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Petronas Dagangan, plans to expand in East Malaysia as ...

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Pertamina to Expand Indonesian Plant

Lube Report Asia - June 16, 2015

Indonesias PT Pertamina Lubricants will expand and upgrade its lubricant blending plant in Jakarta by the end of this ye ...