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Idemitsu Develops Ash-free Diesel Engine Oil
A truck in Japan in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward. © Ned Snowman / Shutterstock.com

Idemitsu Develops Ash-free Diesel Engine Oil

Lube Report Asia - November 11, 2022

Japanese lubricant blender Idemitsu Kosan developed an ash-free heavy-duty diesel engine oil with no metallic detergents ...

Japan Lubes Leapt Upward in September

Japan Lubes Leapt Upward in September

Lube Report Asia - November 4, 2022

Japan’s finished lubricants consumption surged by 34%, lubricants production jumped 32%, and lubricants exports increa ...

Eneos Closes Group I Plant

Eneos Closes Group I Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 28, 2022

Eneos Corp. closed the API Group I base oil plant at its Negishi refinery near Tokyo this month, part of a decision to p ...

Specialty Lube Sales Up for Moresco

Specialty Lube Sales Up for Moresco

Lube Report Asia - October 14, 2022

Moresco Corp. reported an 11% increase in sales revenue for its specialty lubricants segment and a 4% decline in sales f ...

Japan Demand Rebounded in August

Japan Demand Rebounded in August

Lube Report Asia - October 7, 2022

Japan’s finished lubricants consumption surged up by 79%, and production was up 31% in August, compared to the same mo ...

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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Jalos Studies Lube Test Methods

Lube Report Asia - September 9, 2022

Japan Lubricating Oil Society recently reported results of studies that it completed into the accuracy of test methods f ...

Japan Lube Consumption Falls

Japan Lube Consumption Falls

Lube Report Asia - September 2, 2022

Finished lubes consumption in Japan fell 7%, while production edged up 3% in July, and lubricant imports fell more than ...

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Japan to Develop Base Oil Rerefining

Lube Report Asia - September 2, 2022

Eneos Corp. is conducting a two-year study on recycled waste lubricants to help establish supply of rerefined base oil i ...

Transmission Fluids Change to Meet EV Needs

Transmission Fluids Change to Meet EV Needs

Lube Report Asia - August 19, 2022

Chinese consumers’ rapid adoption of electric vehicles offers opportunities for suppliers of transmission fluids to me ...

Japan Explores Base Oil Rerefining

Japan Explores Base Oil Rerefining

Lube Report Asia - August 12, 2022

In an effort to reduce reliance on virgin base oils and to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, the Japanese government ...

Japan Demand Jumped in June

Japan Demand Jumped in June

Lube Report Asia - July 29, 2022

Japan’s consumption of finished lubricants jumped 27%, and production swelled by 37% in June, compared to the same mon ...

Moresco’s Specialty Lube Sales Increase

Moresco’s Specialty Lube Sales Increase

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2022

Japanese specialty lubricant producer Moresco Corp. reported improved sales for its specialty lubricants for its first f ...

Japan Demand Dipped in May

Japan Demand Dipped in May

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2022

Finished lubricants consumption in Japan dipped 1%, while production jumped by nearly 60% in May, compared to the same m ...

Cosmo Product Gains Biomass Mark

Cosmo Product Gains Biomass Mark

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2022

Cosmo Energy Holdings Co. announced recently that its Carboneut-brand 10W-30 diesel engine oil became the first engine o ...

Raw Material Prices Impact Earnings

Raw Material Prices Impact Earnings

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2022

Raw material prices were a common theme in the earnings of Japan’s KH Neochem and Yushiro Chemical for the quarter end ...

Lube Production Jumps in Japan

Lube Production Jumps in Japan

Lube Report Asia - June 3, 2022

Japan’s lubricants production and domestic lubricant demand both surged by almost 50% in April, compared to the same m ...