Expansions & Upgrades

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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 ...

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Evonik Boosts Global Oil Additives Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - July 9, 2019

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

LSC Jamaica to Add Second Blending Plant

LSC Jamaica to Add Second Blending Plant

Lube Report Americas - June 12, 2019

Lubricating Specialties Co. Jamaica Ltd. plans to expand its Rockfort, Jamaica, facility to add a lubricants blending pl ...

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Lube Blender Opens Filter Factory

Lube Report Asia - June 7, 2019

A lubricant blender in Chinas Hubei province recently opened an engine oil filter factory and claims to be the only comp ...

ExxonMobil Plans Million-ton Singapore Expansion

ExxonMobil Plans Million-ton Singapore Expansion

Lube Report Asia - April 5, 2019

ExxonMobil is not finished building new Group II capacity nor with expanding its operations in Singapore. Not by a long ...

Lanxess Expands Corrosion Inhibitor Capacity

Lanxess Expands Corrosion Inhibitor Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - March 5, 2019

Lanxess completed a 15 percent expansion to its global production capacity of corrosion inhibition additives, which are ...

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BASF Expands Antioxidants Capacity

Lube Report Americas - January 23, 2019

BASF increased lubricant antioxidant capacity at its Puebla, Mexico, site to keep up with growing demand for additives t ...

Oxea Details Carboxylic Acid Expansion Plans

Oxea Details Carboxylic Acid Expansion Plans

Lube Report Americas - January 23, 2019

Oxea released additional details yesterday about its previously discussed plan to increase production capacity of carbox ...

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Shepherd Chemical Expands Additives Facility

Lube Report EMEA - January 22, 2019

Shepherd Chemical Co., a producer of metal-based lubricant additives, announced a multi-million dollar expansion that co ...

Shell Completes LAO Expansion

Shell Completes LAO Expansion

Lube Report Americas - January 9, 2019

Shell Chemical LP completed an expansion that increased linear alpha olefin capacity at its Geismar, Louisiana, petroche ...

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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 ...

Chevron Completes Vietnam Expansion

Chevron Completes Vietnam Expansion

Lube Report Asia - December 7, 2018

Chevron Lubricants Vietnam has completed the expansion of its Hai Phong, Vietnam, blending plant, a $5 million project t ...

Lube-Tech Expands Engine Testing Facility

Lube-Tech Expands Engine Testing Facility

Lube Report Americas - November 14, 2018

Lubricant distributor Lube-Tech opened an expansion of its engine testing facility in Golden Valley, Minnesota, this wee ...

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Saudi Project to Make Base Oils at Yanbu

Lube Report EMEA - November 6, 2018

Saudi Aramco and Sabic said they have chosen Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, as the site for a large chemicals refinery that will i ...

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Wells Opens Blend Plant in Tianjin

Lube Report Asia - November 2, 2018

Wells Lubricating Oil (Tianjin) Co. announced that it opened a blending plant in Tianjin, China, to support its growing ...

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Afton Completes Singapore Expansion

Lube Report Asia - September 21, 2018

Afton Chemical Corp. said Wednesday that it has completed an expansion of its lubricant additive plant in Singapore and ...