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Moto Market Revs Up in Asia

Lube Report Asia - April 21, 2015

The Asia-Pacific region accounts for around 70 percent of the global two-wheeler market, said an Infineum International ...

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Profits Up for Moresco, China Rerun

Lube Report Asia - March 3, 2015

Moresco Corp. and China Rerun Chemical Group reported gains in profits - Moresco for its third quarter, Rerun for its 20 ...

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Toyo Drilube Expands in Indochina

Lube Report Asia - March 3, 2015

Japans Toyo Drilube will expand its facility in Vietnam in April and consolidate its two facilities in Thailand by June ...

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Idemitsu Cuts Lube Production Costs

Lube Report Asia - February 24, 2015

Following a government call for improved efficiency, Japans Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd aims to reduce costs for base oil and ...

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Japanese Auto Production Rose in 2014

Lube Report Asia - February 3, 2015

Automobile production in Japan increased 1.5 percent in 2014, as stronger domestic sales offset a significant drop in ex ...

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Idemitsu Denies Acquisition Rumors

Lube Report Asia - January 20, 2015

Idemitsu Kosan Co. repudiated a news report suggesting that it has agreed to purchase fellow Japanese major Showa Shell ...

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Mitsui Takes Stake in Oleochemicals

Lube Report Asia - January 13, 2015

Japans Mitsui & Co. Ltd. will invest U.S. $44 million in Malaysian-owned oleochemical manufacturer Taiko Palm-Oleo (Zhan ...

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Russia Seizes Counterfeit Imports

Lube Report Asia - October 21, 2014

The customs agency for Russias Far East has in recent months intercepted substantial volumes of counterfeit motor oils i ...

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Japanese Blenders Follow OEMs

Lube Report Asia - August 26, 2014

Major Japanese lubricant companies, Idemitsu Kosan Co. and JX Nippon & Energy Corp., are following Japanese automobile m ...

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Cosmo Contracts Blending to EMG

Lube Report Asia - August 12, 2014

Facing up to Japans shrinking lube market, Cosmo Oil Co. announced last week a supply agreement to have its lubricants m ...

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Slow Growth Forecast in Japan

Lube Report Asia - July 29, 2014

The Petroleum Association of Japan forecasts that lubricant demand in Japan will increase 0.5 percent this year to 1,539 ...

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KH NeoChem Makes More Carboxylic Acid

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2014

KH NeoChem said last week that it had completed a 10 percent expansion of 2-ethyl hexanoic acid at its plant in Yokkaich ...

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Evonik Moves Japanese Lab

Lube Report Asia - May 6, 2014

Evonik said last week that it has moved and expanded its lubricant additives technology center in Japan. The new facilit ...

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Cosmo Shrinks Yokkaichi Base Oil Plant

Lube Report Asia - April 8, 2014

Cosmo Oil Co. said last week that it has reduced capacity of its base oil plant in Yokkaichi, Japan. The change is due t ...

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JASO Upgrades Diesel Oil Spec

Lube Report Asia - March 18, 2014

An upgraded standard for diesel engine oils will be released in Japan next week, armed with a newly viable test for pist ...

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Japanese Base Oil Output Rebounds

Lube Report Asia - March 11, 2014

Base stock production in Japan rose 3.6 percent in 2013 to 2.5 million kiloliters, according to data released recently b ...

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JASO Revises Motorcycle Oil Specs

Lube Report Asia - March 11, 2014

The Japanese Automotive Standards Organization is working on a two-year schedule to update specifications for both two- ...

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JX Nippon Ties Up with Tide Water

Lube Report Asia - March 11, 2014

JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., a Japanese petroleum giant, signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a joint venture ...