Japan

Japan’s Auto Exports Rise

Japan’s Auto Exports Rise

Lube Report Asia - March 6, 2020

Japan exported 4.8 million motor vehicles in 2019, a marginal increase from 2018, while domestic sales for all motor veh ...

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Japans Energy Supply to Slide as Efficiency Rises

Lube Report Asia - January 31, 2020

Japans volume of primary energy supply - oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear and renewable electricity - is projected to dec ...

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JXTG Rebrands for Globalization

Lube Report Asia - December 13, 2019

JXTG Holdings Inc. will change its trade name and the name of its lubricant and grease producing subsidiary to Eneos and ...

New Grease Plant Starts Up in Kansas

New Grease Plant Starts Up in Kansas

Lube Report Americas - November 13, 2019

A joint venture between Japanese grease maker Kyodo Yushi and its American partner Lubrication Engineers began operating ...

Afton Expands Test Center in Japan

Afton Expands Test Center in Japan

Lube Report Asia - November 1, 2019

Afton Chemical completed an expansion of its Japan Technology Center in Tsukuba to give it increased lubricant additive ...

Japanese Lube Demand Forecasted to Fall

Japanese Lube Demand Forecasted to Fall

Lube Report Asia - August 16, 2019

Japans lubricant demand for full-year 2019 is expected to fall by 1.4 percent to 1.4 million metric tons, according to a ...

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Japanese Lube Additive Maker Expands Plant

Lube Report Asia - August 9, 2019

Japan's Adeka Corp. will complete an expansion of its lubricant additive plant this month, and seeks to expand sale of i ...

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New Spec Impacts Base Oil Quality Demands

Lube Report Asia - July 12, 2019

Japans introduction of an ultra-low viscosity passenger car motor oil specification, GLV-1, in October will drive demand ...

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Japans Lube Exports Rise as Domestic Sales Fall

Lube Report Asia - July 5, 2019

Japans domestic lubricant sales volumes fell by more than 10 percent in 2018, but exports increased by 30 percent, accor ...

Grease Output Up in Asia, Down in China

Grease Output Up in Asia, Down in China

Lube Report Asia - June 14, 2019

Lubricating grease production in China appears to have continued its decline in 2018, according to the National Lubricat ...

KH Neochem Plant to Open in 2020

KH Neochem Plant to Open in 2020

Lube Report Asia - May 31, 2019

KH Neochems new refrigeration lubricant additive plant, expected to open early next year in Mie prefecture, western Japa ...

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Moresco Opens Plant in India

Lube Report Asia - May 10, 2019

Japans specialty lubricant manufacturer Moresco Corp. will begin operations at its new lubricant plant in India in June ...

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Mitsui to Double Additive Capacity

Lube Report Asia - May 3, 2019

Japans Mitsui Chemicals plans a February 2021 opening for a plant that will produce its Lucant-branded hydrocarbon-based ...

Idemitsu, Showa Shell Complete Merger

Idemitsu, Showa Shell Complete Merger

Lube Report Asia - April 5, 2019

Japans Idemitsu Kosan Co. and Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. merged on Monday, becoming the second-largest lubricant supplier i ...

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JASO Preps Ultra-low-viscosity PCMO Spec

Lube Report Asia - March 8, 2019

The Japanese Automotive Standards Organization is preparing for adoption next month of a new specification for ultra-low ...

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Cosmo, Cepsa Consider Cooperating

Lube Report Asia - February 8, 2019

Cosmo Oil and Spanish refiner Cepsa are discussing ways of aligning lubricant businesses and may use each other's blendi ...

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Japanese Demand Forecast to Slow

Lube Report Asia - September 7, 2018

The Petroleum Association of Japan forecast that the countrys lubricant demand growth will slow to an annual rate of 0.7 ...

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Mitsui Chemicals Doubles Additive Capacity

Lube Report Asia - August 31, 2018

Japans Mitsui Chemicals plans to build a second plant in Japan for the production of its ethylene alpha olefin viscosity ...