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Japanese Lubricant Market Remains Soft
Slope of a town in Tokyo. Japan’s lubricant market remained soft as domestic vehicle sales continue to slow down, © Shawn.ccf

Japanese Lubricant Market Remains Soft

Lube Report Asia - August 14, 2020

Japan’s lubricant market remains soft as domestic vehicle sales continue to slow down, according to data released rece ...

China 6 Standard Offers Group III Opening

China 6 Standard Offers Group III Opening

Lube Report Asia - August 14, 2020

China started to implement 6a, the first phase of the China 6 emission standards, on July 1 for light-duty vehicles nati ...

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

For the quarter ending June 30, Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a net profit, while Quaker Chemical, Hol ...

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Dexos1 Gen 3 Tests Available Sept. 1

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

General Motors’ proprietary tests required for its Dexos1 Gen 3 passenger car engine oil licensing will be available b ...

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

Chevron and Novvi LLC announced the first production of fully renewable base oil from Novvi’s Deer Park facility in Ho ...

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Total to Expand UK Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - August 11, 2020

Total Lubricants last week announced an expansion plan to develop and upgrade its blending plant site in Ferrybridge in ...

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GP Makes Restructuring Hires

Lube Report EMEA - August 11, 2020

Financially troubled GP Global announced last week that it has hired a restructuring officer to oversee its quest for ca ...

Stihl Fights Counterfeit Lubes in Russia

Stihl Fights Counterfeit Lubes in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - August 11, 2020

Stihl, a German agricultural equipment maker, recently started a campaign to fight entities that counterfeit its genuine ...

Recovering Fishing Vessel Waste Oil

Recovering Fishing Vessel Waste Oil

Lube Report Asia - August 7, 2020

A city on South Korea’s Jeju Island says a project that recovers waste lubricants generated by fishing vessels is help ...

Idemitsu Agrees to Sell Back Shell Business

Idemitsu Agrees to Sell Back Shell Business

Lube Report Asia - August 7, 2020

Idemitsu Kosan Co. announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to sell Shell Lubricants Japan back to Shell, 16 ...

Yushiro Chemical Earnings

Yushiro Chemical Earnings

Lube Report Asia - August 7, 2020

Metalworking fluids and industrial oil producer Yushiro Chemical Industry reported lower sales and a steep decrease in o ...

Packaging’s Tricky Target

Packaging’s Tricky Target

LNG Magazine - August 5, 2020

The best packages hit the bull’s eye in the center of sustainability, product differentiation, performance claims and ...

Africa Drives Forward Again

Africa Drives Forward Again

LNG Magazine - August 5, 2020

With five global automakers gearing up for new or increased production across the continent, more modern lubricants may ...

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U.S. Base Oil Output Tumbles in May

Lube Report Americas - August 5, 2020

Base oil production in the United States regressed in May, falling to its lowest seasonally adjusted level since the sta ...

Bio-lubes Forecast to Outpace Overall Market

Bio-lubes Forecast to Outpace Overall Market

Lube Report Americas - August 5, 2020

Despite setbacks from the pandemic, demand for bio-lubricants should continue to grow faster than the overall global lub ...

Consultant: Biolubes Still on Growth Trajectory

Consultant: Biolubes Still on Growth Trajectory

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

Despite setbacks from the pandemic, demand for bio-lubricants should continue to grow faster than the overall global lub ...

Pandemic Depresses Fuchs’ Profits, Sales

Pandemic Depresses Fuchs’ Profits, Sales

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

Independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE posted steep declines in profit and sales for the second quarter, compa ...