China

China Auto Sales Drop Again
Various car models are displayed outside an auto retail store in Chongqing, China. © xujun / Shutterstock.com

China Auto Sales Drop Again

Lube Report Asia - January 22, 2021

Auto sales in China declined 1.9% in 2020 to 25.3 million units, according to data released by the China Association of ...

Sinochem Opens Pilot PAO Plant

Sinochem Opens Pilot PAO Plant

Lube Report Asia - January 22, 2021

Sinochem Corp. announced last month that it has opened a pilot plant producing low-viscosity polyalphaolefin in Lanzhou, ...

Chemical Supplier Buying Control of Kangtai

Chemical Supplier Buying Control of Kangtai

Lube Report Asia - December 25, 2020

Rianlon Corp., a Tianjin, China-based chemical company, will buy over 90% of the shares in Kangtai Lubricant Additives C ...

Additive

Richful Builds Additive Plant After IPO

Lube Report Asia - December 11, 2020

Richful Lube Additive Co. plans to build its second factory – located in Cangzhou, Hebei province, China – after con ...

Synthetics Gain as China Car Parc Evolves

Synthetics Gain as China Car Parc Evolves

Lube Report Asia - December 4, 2020

China’s vehicle population, forecast to surpass the United States’ by the end of this year, has been transitioning t ...

Sinopec, University Partner on Research Center

Sinopec, University Partner on Research Center

Lube Report Asia - November 27, 2020

Sinopec lube business arm Great Wall and Tsinghua University’s Tianjin Research Institute for Advanced Equipment forme ...

BASF Expands Esters Plant in China

BASF Expands Esters Plant in China

Lube Report Asia - October 16, 2020

BASF said Monday that it will almost double synthetic ester base stocks production capacity at its Jinshan, China, site ...

China-U.S. Trade War Drags On

China-U.S. Trade War Drags On

Lube Report Asia - October 9, 2020

As the trade war between the United States and China approaches its third anniversary, there is little sign of resolutio ...

China’s Energy Demand Continues Upward Creep

China’s Energy Demand Continues Upward Creep

Lube Report Asia - September 25, 2020

Despite slowing demand growth, China will remain the world’s largest primary energy consumer out to 2050, growing by a ...

Commercial Segment Rises in China

Commercial Segment Rises in China

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

China’s commercial vehicle lubricant market is showing signs of recovery thanks to increases in distances traveled, ac ...

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

Fluor Corp. announced on Sept. 15 that it safely achieved mechanical completion of Valvoline’s lubricants blending pla ...

Additive

Tianhe, Wei Accused of Misconduct

Lube Report Asia - September 11, 2020

Hong Kong’s securities regulator filed a complaint Wednesday accusing Tianhe Chemicals Group and its executive directo ...

Shanghai Group to Set Local Standards

Shanghai Group to Set Local Standards

Lube Report Asia - September 4, 2020

The rapid emergence of electric vehicles in China highlights the need for standards for lubricants and other chemicals f ...

Additive

Idemitsu Starts China Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - August 21, 2020

Idemitsu Kosan Co. opened its second wholly owned lubricant blending plant in China last week, a facility in the souther ...

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 ...

Additive

China Says U.S. Firms Dump N-propanol

Lube Report Asia - July 31, 2020

China’s Ministry of Commerce announced recently that it will impose punitive tariffs on n-propanol imported by America ...

Slump Expected for Wind Energy Lubes

Slump Expected for Wind Energy Lubes

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2020

Global lubricant demand for wind energy is likely to hit a speed bump in the current economic climate but should rebound ...