Japan

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 ...

Japan Lube Demand Rises Again

Japan Lube Demand Rises Again

Lube Report Asia - June 4, 2021

Finished lubricants consumption in Japan grew 22% year-to-year in April, compared to the same month last year. It marked ...

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Profits Up for KH Neo, Down for Yushiro

Lube Report Asia - May 28, 2021

In Japan, KH Neochem Co. reported higher first-quarter operating profit and sales for its performance materials segment, ...

Japan Lubes Demand Up Again

Japan Lubes Demand Up Again

Lube Report Asia - May 7, 2021

Finished lubricants consumption in Japan grew 15% year-to-year in March, the third month in the past four that output ex ...

Moresco Earnings Dropped During Pandemic

Moresco Earnings Dropped During Pandemic

Lube Report Asia - April 23, 2021

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

Japan’s Demand on Upswing

Japan’s Demand on Upswing

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

Japan’s finished lubricants consumption reached 128,987 kiloliters in February, up 7% from 120,394 kL in the same mont ...

The Year of the Ox

The Year of the Ox

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Asia’s Increasing Influence on the Global Lubes Market After a tumultuous year for lubricant markets around the gl ...

Yushiro Earnings Suffer Big Drop

Yushiro Earnings Suffer Big Drop

Lube Report Asia - March 12, 2021

Japanese metalworking fluids and industrial oil producer Yushiro Chemical Industry Co. reported steep drops in operating ...

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

Lube Report Asia - March 12, 2021

DuPont said last week that it is investing $40 million to construct specialty lubricant manufacturing units at existing ...

Japan Lubes Retreated in January

Japan Lubes Retreated in January

Lube Report Asia - March 12, 2021

Japan consumed 111,525 kiloliters of finished lubricants in January, a 13% decrease from 128,237 kL in January 2020, acc ...

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

Lube Report Americas - March 10, 2021

DuPont said last week that it is investing $40 million to construct specialty lubricant manufacturing units at existing ...

Profits Up for Chevron Lanka, Down for KH

Profits Up for Chevron Lanka, Down for KH

Lube Report Asia - March 5, 2021

Chevron Lubricants Lanka Plc reported higher profits, and Japan’s KH Neochem Co. posted declines in operating profit ...