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China Rerun, Huachen Discuss Merger

Lube Report Asia - August 19, 2014

China Rerun Chemical and Liaoning Huachen Petrochemical are discussing potential areas of cooperation, including a merge ...

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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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Thirst for Food-grade Lubes Slow to Build in China

Lube Report Asia - July 29, 2014

Faced with pressure to provide safe products but with little access to food-grade lubricants, some food and beverage pro ...

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China Base Oils Evolving Fast

Lube Report Asia - July 15, 2014

What a difference four years makes. Once outclassed in base oils, Chinas refiners have pumped up their base oil refining ...

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Lukoil China Lube Sales Go Online

Lube Report Asia - July 15, 2014

In a bid to improve its marketing strategy in China, Lukoil recently introduced online lubricant sales aimed at the coun ...

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Sinopec Carves out Lubes Biz

Lube Report Asia - July 8, 2014

Sinopec set up its lubricant business as a subsidiary company last week. The action is intended to give the lubricant op ...

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Infineum Starts R&D in Shanghai

Lube Report Asia - July 8, 2014

Infineum opened a research and development center in Shanghai, China, last week, as part of its growth plan for the Asia ...

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Viscolube, Baosteel Plan Rerefinery

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2014

Italian rerefiner Viscolube agreed to develop a waste oil rerefinery in cooperation with Chinese steelmaker Baosteel. Co ...

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Oxea Builds Esters Plant

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2014

Oxea Chemicals finished construction of a specialty esters plant in Nanjing, China. Some of the output will go to the lu ...

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Chongqing Xiandai Buys Packaging Supplier

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2014

Many Chinese lubricant suppliers have begun taking tips on marketing from their Western counterparts. Now some are doing ...

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Tianhe IPO Fetches H.K. $1.80 Per Share

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2014

Tianhe Chemicals confirmed last week that its June 12 stock offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange brought a price of ...

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Tianhe Chemicals Floats Stock

Lube Report Asia - June 17, 2014

Tianhe Chemicals last week conducted a long-awaited stock offering aimed at raising funds to repay debt and invest in pr ...

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Chinese Marketers Embrace Mobile Apps

Lube Report Asia - June 17, 2014

With the explosive growth of the mobile Internet, smartphones and portal terminals have become new tools for marketers, ...

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Naco to Stream PAO in China

Lube Report - June 4, 2014

Thanks to the startup this month of a polyalphaolefin plant in China, the world is getting a fresh source of high-viscos ...

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PAOs Flow in China

Lube Report Asia - June 3, 2014

This month will see the startup of a new, privately owned polyalphaolefin plant in China. By early July, say officials w ...

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NPG Plant Slated for Nanjing

Lube Report Asia - May 27, 2014

BASF and Sinopec will build a neopentylglycol plant at their joint venture petrochemicals complex in Nanjing, China. NPG ...

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Plastics Supplier Buys Ace

Lube Report Asia - May 27, 2014

British packaging manufacturer RPC Group agreed to buy Hong Kong-based Ace Corp. Holdings Ltd., a manufacturer of inject ...

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China Needs Synthetic Base Oils

Lube Report Asia - May 13, 2014

China will continue to tighten regulations limiting emission of air pollutants, creating challenges for automakers and l ...