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Stihl Fights Counterfeit Lubes in Russia
A worker on a hydraulic lift uses a Stihl chainsaw to prune a plant in a courtyard in Moscow, Russia. © Klevo | Dreamstime.com

Stihl Fights Counterfeit Lubes in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - August 11, 2020

Stihl, a German agricultural equipment maker, recently started a campaign to fight entities that counterfeit its genuine ...

Packaging’s Tricky Target

Packaging’s Tricky Target

LNG Magazine - August 5, 2020

The best packages hit the bull’s eye in the center of sustainability, product differentiation, performance claims and ...

Consultant: Biolubes Still on Growth Trajectory

Consultant: Biolubes Still on Growth Trajectory

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

Despite setbacks from the pandemic, demand for bio-lubricants should continue to grow faster than the overall global lub ...

Pandemic Depresses Fuchs’ Profits, Sales

Pandemic Depresses Fuchs’ Profits, Sales

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

Independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE posted steep declines in profit and sales for the second quarter, compa ...

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ACEA Amends Oil Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association issued a revision to its 2016 European oil sequences last week, ahead ...

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 28, 2020

Shell intends to increase the production capacity of its 180,000 tons per year blending plant in Torzhok by 50 percent b ...

Slump, Rebound Forecast for Wind Energy Lubes

Slump, Rebound Forecast for Wind Energy Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - July 28, 2020

The current economic downturn should cause a setback for demand of lubricants used in wind turbines, but the industry sh ...

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Recovery Signs for EU Registrations

Lube Report EMEA - July 28, 2020

As pandemic lockdowns eased across Europe, the European Union’s carmakers enjoyed an uptick in registrations of new pa ...

Ukraine Lifts Levy on Base Oil Imports

Ukraine Lifts Levy on Base Oil Imports

Lube Report EMEA - July 21, 2020

Ukraine’s government decided to exclude base oils from an import tax implemented in late May, explaining they were mis ...

Orlen-Lotos Merger Gets EU Sign-off

Orlen-Lotos Merger Gets EU Sign-off

Lube Report EMEA - July 21, 2020

The European Commission granted conditional approval last week for the merger of PKN Orlen and Lotos, Poland’s two mai ...

Formulating Bike Lube Systematically

Formulating Bike Lube Systematically

Lube Report EMEA - July 10, 2020

A British supplier of bicycle cleaning products devised a process to determine the performance characteristics of chain ...

Rosneft’s Sales Grew in 2019

Rosneft’s Sales Grew in 2019

Lube Report EMEA - July 10, 2020

Rosneft’s domestic lubricant sales grew almost 10% to 712,000 tons in 2019, up from 650,000 tons the year before as ex ...

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European Grease Volumes Drop

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2020

Europe reported slightly lower grease production in 2019, according to a survey conducted by the United States-based Nat ...

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2020

By a slender margin, base oil traders stayed within the half-year 200,000 metric ton quota on API Group II imports into ...

Lukoil Lube Output Up in 2019

Lukoil Lube Output Up in 2019

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2020

Russian lubricant maker Lukoil boosted production at its stand alone lubricant blending plants by 5 percent to 138,000 m ...

Brit Business Calls for Sustainable Recovery

Brit Business Calls for Sustainable Recovery

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

Shell and BP are among 150 signatories of a letter to United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging the U.K. govern ...

Dire Times Forecast for Industry

Dire Times Forecast for Industry

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

The lubricant industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand could remain depressed at least into 2022, ...