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Japan Lube Output Down Again

May 31, 2024

Finished lubricant production in Japan fell by 11% in April as declines in exports continued to outpace upticks in domes ...

Eneos Pilot Plant Makes Rerefined Oil

Eneos Pilot Plant Makes Rerefined Oil

May 31, 2024

Eneos announced on Wednesday that it has produced rerefined base oil  in a demonstration project, as part of its work i ...

Profits Up for Yushiro, KH Neochem

Profits Up for Yushiro, KH Neochem

May 17, 2024

Yushiro Chemical reported increased fiscal-year net profit and sales for the quarter ended March 31, while specialty che ...

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Mitsubishi, Denka Form Fullerenes JV

May 3, 2024

Chemical maker Denka Co. has agreed to by a 50% stake of Mitsubishi Chemical’s Frontier Carbon Corp., forming a joint ...

Japan’s Lube Production Slips

Japan’s Lube Production Slips

May 3, 2024

Finished lubricant production in Japan fell 22%, and domestic lubricant sales declined 13% in March, according to data r ...

Japan Bans Motor Oil Exports to Russia

Japan Bans Motor Oil Exports to Russia

April 5, 2024

Japan’s Cabinet today expanded a ban on exports to Russia, adding 164 items to the list of prohibited items, including ...

Japan’s Lube Production Declines

Japan’s Lube Production Declines

March 29, 2024

Japan’s finished lubricant production decreased 5% in February, while domestic lubricant sales surged 28%, according t ...

Japan Lube Production Down, Sales Up

Japan Lube Production Down, Sales Up

March 1, 2024

Lubricant production in Japan declined 11% in January, while domestic sales of lubricants increased 3%, according to dat ...

Japan Demand Rose Barely in 2023

Japan Demand Rose Barely in 2023

February 2, 2024

Japan’s finished lubricant demand edged up 1% in 2023, while its lubricants production declined 6%, according to data ...

Car Production Boosts Moresco’s Specialty Lubes

Car Production Boosts Moresco’s Specialty Lubes

January 26, 2024

Japan's Moresco reported an 8% rise in specialty lubricant sales and a 31% decline in synthetic lubricant sales for the ...

New Vehicle, Motorcycle Sales Rise in Japan

New Vehicle, Motorcycle Sales Rise in Japan

January 12, 2024

Japan’s registrations for sales of new passenger cars, trucks and buses rose 14% in 2023, while registrations for sale ...

Japan Lube Production Fell in November

Japan Lube Production Fell in November

December 29, 2023

Finished lubricant production in Japan declined 14%, while domestic sales increased 2% in November, compared to the same ...

Japan Lube Production Dipped in October

Japan Lube Production Dipped in October

December 1, 2023

Japan’s production of finished lubricants decreased 3%, while domestic lubricant sales climbed 12% in October, accordi ...

Earnings Climb at Yushiro, KH Neochem

Earnings Climb at Yushiro, KH Neochem

November 17, 2023

Profits and sales for the quarter ended Sept. 30 surged for Japanese metalworking fluids and industrial fluids manufactu ...

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Researchers Use Electricity to Reduce Friction

November 10, 2023

A research group led by two universities in Japan recently announced a new technology that uses dielectrophoresis – el ...

Japan Market Shrank Again in September

Japan Market Shrank Again in September

November 3, 2023

Japan’s production of finished lubricants decreased 7%, while domestic sales were down 4% in September, a government a ...

Eneos Shutters Wakayama Refinery

Eneos Shutters Wakayama Refinery

October 26, 2023

Eneos Corp. this month permanently closed its crude oil refinery in Arida city, Wakayama prefecture, Japan, including it ...