Expansions & Upgrades

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Cetex Expands Chemical Plant

Lube Report Asia - December 2, 2014

Chemicals producer Cetex is nearing completion of a two-phase expansion of methyl ethyl ketone capacity at its chemical ...

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Gulf Expansion Nears Completion

Lube Report Asia - November 11, 2014

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. said it is nearing completion of an expansion at its 75,000 tons per year lubricant blend ...

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UMW Plans Malaysian Blend Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 28, 2014

Malaysian conglomerate UMW Holdings Bhd. says it has decided to build its third lubricant blending plant - a facility th ...

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Hoover Containers Expands in Australia

Lube Report Asia - October 28, 2014

Intermediate bulk containers supplier Hoover Container Solutions Ltd. has moved its Australian operations to a larger fa ...

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Lubrita Opens JV Plant in India

Lube Report Asia - October 21, 2014

Lubrita International and Sunkalp Lubricants Pvt Ltd. opened a joint venture blending plant in Mumbai this month. Lithua ...

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Chemtura Boosts Antioxidant Output

Lube Report Asia - October 21, 2014

Chemtura Corp. said it will expand capacity for antioxidant capacity in Taiwan and elsewhere to help meet demand trigger ...

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Briefly Noted

Lube Report Asia - October 14, 2014

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. will produce tractor lubricants to be supplied to Mahindra & Mahindra dealer workshops un ...

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Petronas Plans Growth in India, Thailand

Lube Report Asia - October 7, 2014

Petronas announced new sales strategies and expansion plans for gaining market share in Thailand and India.

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Hyundai and Shell Open Base Oil Plant

Lube Report Asia - September 30, 2014

Hyundai and Shell Base Oil Co. announced the opening of its API Group II plant in Daesan, South Korea, on Sept. 25.

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Valvoline Cummins Opens Indian Lab

Lube Report Asia - September 16, 2014

Valvoline Cummins opened laboratories near Mumbai that will be used for research and development of lubricants and custo ...

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Caltex Invests in Aussie Network

Lube Report Asia - September 9, 2014

Caltex Australia announced yesterday that it will invest AU $5 million to construct and expand lubricant storage facilit ...

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Japanese Blenders Follow OEMs

Lube Report Asia - August 26, 2014

Major Japanese lubricant companies, Idemitsu Kosan Co. and JX Nippon & Energy Corp., are following Japanese automobile m ...

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Big Wax Plant Opening in India

Lube Report Asia - August 19, 2014

Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. is preparing to open to open the largest wax plant in India - a 50,000 ton per year facility be ...

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Cosmo Contracts Blending to EMG

Lube Report Asia - August 12, 2014

Facing up to Japans shrinking lube market, Cosmo Oil Co. announced last week a supply agreement to have its lubricants m ...

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Idemitsu Kosan Expands in Thailand

Lube Report Asia - August 12, 2014

Idemitsu Kosan Co. is nearing completion of an expansion that will increase capacity of its lubricant plant in Thailand ...

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Klueber, Chem-Trend Invest in China

Lube Report Asia - August 5, 2014

Kluber Lubrication and sister company Chem-Trend opened a research and development center near Shanghai, their parent co ...

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Base Oil Expansion Planned in Turkmenistan

Lube Report Asia - July 29, 2014

South Koreas Hyundai Engineering Co. and LG International Co. are in the midst of a broad project to expand capacity for ...

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Oronite Expands in Singapore

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2014

Chevron Oronite announced last week the completion of a major expansion at its lubricant additive plant in Singapore. Th ...