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Moresco Specialty Lube Sales Rise

Lube Report Asia - January 21, 2022

Japanese specialty lubricant manufacturer Moresco Corp. reported higher sales of specialty lubricants and slightly highe ...

Japan Auto Sales Remain Behind 2019

Japan Auto Sales Remain Behind 2019

Lube Report Asia - January 21, 2022

Domestic vehicles sales in Japan last year were down slightly from 2020 and remained well behind 2019, according to data ...

Japan Demand Fell in November

Japan Demand Fell in November

Lube Report Asia - December 31, 2021

Japan’s finished lubricant demand dropped by more than 10% in November, compared to the same month last year, but was ...

KH Neochem Approves Expansion

KH Neochem Approves Expansion

Lube Report Asia - December 31, 2021

The board of directors of Japan’s KH Neochem Co. decided on Dec. 27 to invest ¥9.5 billion at its manufacturing plant ...

Japan Demand Fell in October

Japan Demand Fell in October

Lube Report Asia - December 3, 2021

Japan’s finished lubricant demand tumbled in October, as consumption volume fell by 20% compared to the same month las ...

Profits Jump at KH Neochem, Yushiro

Profits Jump at KH Neochem, Yushiro

Lube Report Asia - November 26, 2021

In Japan, KH Neochem Co. and metalworking fluid and industrial oil producer Yushiro Chemical Industry Co. both reported ...

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Japan Lube Demand Rebounds

Lube Report Asia - October 29, 2021

Japan consumed 140,064 kiloliters of finished lubricants in September, according to data released by a government agency ...

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Japan Flags Two Chemicals

Lube Report Asia - October 22, 2021

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare issued a report last month flagging concerns about seven chemicals, i ...

Moresco Reports Higher Sales Revenue

Moresco Reports Higher Sales Revenue

Lube Report Asia - October 15, 2021

Japanese specialty lubricant manufacturer Moresco Corp. reported higher sales of both specialty lubricants and synthetic ...

Hydrogen Prius Offers Lifeline to Blenders

Hydrogen Prius Offers Lifeline to Blenders

Electric Vehicles InSite - October 13, 2021

Toyota revealed that by 2025, its iconic Prius would be powered by a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine, accordi ...

Japan’s Lube Consumption Slumps

Japan’s Lube Consumption Slumps

Lube Report Asia - October 1, 2021

Japan's finished lubricants consumption and production both declined sharply in August, compared to the same period last ...

Japan Lubes Output Keeps Climbing

Japan Lubes Output Keeps Climbing

Lube Report Asia - September 3, 2021

Japan’s lubricant consumption and production were both higher in July than in the same period last year and remained a ...

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Thai Oil

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Thai Oil

Lube Report Asia - August 27, 2021

GS Caltex’s lube division, Thai Oil Group’s base oil business and KH Neochem’s performance materials segment all r ...

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Japan Demand Jumped in First Half

Lube Report Asia - August 6, 2021

Japan’s lubricant consumption and production were both more than 20% higher in June than in the same period last year, ...

Moresco Reports Higher Earnings

Moresco Reports Higher Earnings

Lube Report Asia - July 16, 2021

Japanese specialty lubricant manufacturer Moresco Corp. reported higher sales of specialty lubricants and lower sales of ...

Japan’s Lube Demand Keeps Growing

Japan’s Lube Demand Keeps Growing

Lube Report Asia - July 9, 2021

Japan’s finished lubricants consumption grew 32% in May, compared to the same month last year. It marked the fourth co ...

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lube Report Asia - June 18, 2021

Lithium greases made a small comeback in 2020 in Asia’s two largest grease markets, according to the latest survey by ...