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Richful Plans Additives Expansion

Lube Report Asia - October 28, 2022

Richful Lube Additive Co. has proposed investing ¥1 billion (U.S. $138.3 million) to expand its lubricant additive fact ...

CNOOC-Shell Plans PAO Plant in China

CNOOC-Shell Plans PAO Plant in China

Lube Report Asia - October 21, 2022

A petrochemical joint venture in China between China National Offshore Oil Corp. and Shell has licensed technology from ...

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ExxonMobil to Upgrade Tianjin Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 14, 2022

ExxonMobil is upgrading its lubricant blending plant in Tianjin, China, in response to projected long-term demand growth ...

BASF to Build Neopentyl Glycol Plant

BASF to Build Neopentyl Glycol Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 14, 2022

BASF announced on Tuesday it will invest an undisclosed amount to build a neopentyl glycol plant with 80,000 metric tons ...

2-wheeler Lube Growth Forecast for Asia

2-wheeler Lube Growth Forecast for Asia

Lube Report Asia - September 30, 2022

Asia-Pacific accounted for close to 80% of about 1.6 to 1.7 million tons of worldwide motorcycle engine oil demand in 20 ...

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Butylene Oxide Plant Being Built in China

Lube Report Asia - September 23, 2022

Sinopec’s Yanshan Petrochemical is installing a production line to make butylene oxide, a chemical intermediate used t ...

Yip’s Chemical Posts Operating Loss

Yip’s Chemical Posts Operating Loss

Lube Report Asia - September 23, 2022

The lubricants business of Hong Kong-based Yip’s Chemical Holdings Ltd. reported an operating loss and an 8% decline i ...

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Russia Shifts to Chinese Additive Imports

Lube Report EMEA - September 13, 2022

The volume of lubricant additives imported into Russia fell more than 70% in March, following the country’s invasion o ...

China’s Carbon Ambitions May Boost mPAOs

China’s Carbon Ambitions May Boost mPAOs

Lube Report Asia - September 9, 2022

China aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2060, which will likely offer opportunities for metallocene polyalphaolefin as ...

In China, Reconsidering Customized Oils

In China, Reconsidering Customized Oils

Lube Report Asia - August 12, 2022

Engine oil marketers in China have generally not placed much focus on supplying products recommended for specific models ...

China’s Economy Weighs on Lubes Industry

China’s Economy Weighs on Lubes Industry

Lube Report Asia - August 5, 2022

With few signs that China’s economy will bounce back in the second half of 2022, Chinese oil suppliers need to brace t ...

Farm Equipment Evolving in China

Farm Equipment Evolving in China

Lube Report Asia - July 29, 2022

China’s agricultural machinery sector is likely to see big improvements in oils for tractors and harvesters thanks to ...

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Blending Plant Opening in Northern China

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2022

A company in Northeastern China has finished constructing a blending plant designed to make fluid lubricants formulated ...

Battery Swapping Could Unlock E-trucks

Battery Swapping Could Unlock E-trucks

Lube Report Asia - July 8, 2022

Battery swapping could make heavy-duty battery vehicles a viable alternative to diesel, but there are obstacles before t ...

Profits Fall at Lopal, Richful

Profits Fall at Lopal, Richful

Lube Report Asia - July 8, 2022

Chinese lubricant marketer Lopal Tech Co. reported that operating income for its lubricant products segment fell nearly ...

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Lopal Ramps Up Battery Materials Strategy

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2022

Chinese lubricant marketer Lopal Technology Co. said recently that it is accelerating its previously stated strategy of ...

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

Lube Report Asia - May 13, 2022

A draft standard for lubricants for heavy-duty engines running on natural gas has cleared the project review stage and b ...