Europe

France’s Lube Demand Slows

France’s Lube Demand Slows

Lube Report EMEA - September 14, 2021

Although lubricant demand slowed in France in June – declining from the same month in 2020 for the first year-on-year ...

Valvoline Eyes Growth in Industrial Oils

Valvoline Eyes Growth in Industrial Oils

Lube Report EMEA - November 17, 2020

Custom Content – Within the space of just three years, Valvoline Europe has significantly grown its industrial lubrica ...

Condat Partners for Sustainable Tunnels

Condat Partners for Sustainable Tunnels

Lube Report EMEA - September 14, 2021

French lubricant marketer Condat has entered a technology partnership with construction chemicals supplier Chryso to dev ...

Orlen to Recycle Plastics into Polymers

Orlen to Recycle Plastics into Polymers

Lube Report EMEA - September 14, 2021

Polish oil major PKN Orlen and KBR, an engineering and technology company based in Houston, recently signed a letter of ...

EU Plans to Lower Group II Quota

EU Plans to Lower Group II Quota

Lube Report EMEA - September 7, 2021

The European Commission plans again next year to narrow an import duty exemption for API Group II base oils from nations ...

SKF Lands Lubrication Filtration Firm

SKF Lands Lubrication Filtration Firm

Lube Report EMEA - September 7, 2021

SKF announced Sept. 1 that it completed the acquisition of Efolex AB, a manufacturer of Europafilter-branded industrial ...

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Russia Exported Less Base Oil in July

Lube Report EMEA - September 7, 2021

Russian base oil export loadings by rail and river dropped 12% in July, compared to June, caused by falling demand in ex ...

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Huntsman Boosts Amines Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2021

Huntsman Corp.’s Performance Products division will expand its manufacturing facility in Petfurdo, Hungary, to meet gr ...

Gazpromneft Sales Grew in First Half

Gazpromneft Sales Grew in First Half

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2021

Gazpromneft-Lubricants reported larger automotive and industrial lubricant sales volumes for the first half of this year ...

Infineum Acquires Emulsifiers Business

Infineum Acquires Emulsifiers Business

Lube Report EMEA - August 24, 2021

Infineum has signed a contract to acquire ISCA UK’s emulsifiers business unit in a deal securing the Iscamul emulsifie ...

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New ATC Chief Focuses on Sustainability

Lube Report EMEA - August 24, 2021

Infineum’s Jaquie Berryman was recently elected president of the Additive Technical Committee of Petroleum Additive Ma ...

VLS Resolves Mannol Complaint

VLS Resolves Mannol Complaint

Lube Report EMEA - August 24, 2021

United Kingdom-based Verification of Lubricant Specifications said it has resolved a complaint against German automotive ...

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Liqui-Moly Earnings Still Recovering

Lube Report EMEA - August 17, 2021

Liqui-Moly’s earnings for the first half of 2021 more than doubled from the same period of 2020, though they remained ...

Lanxess to Boost EP Additives Capacity

Lanxess to Boost EP Additives Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - August 17, 2021

In response to growing demand, Lanxess is expanding production capacity for light-color sulfur carriers – extreme pres ...

France Lube Sales Jumped in May

France Lube Sales Jumped in May

Lube Report EMEA - August 10, 2021

France’s lubricant consumption grew 20% in May, compared to the same month last year, reflecting continued recovery fr ...

Shell Sales in Russia Fell in 2020

Shell Sales in Russia Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - August 10, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell’s subsidiary in Russia sold 6% less lubricants in the country in 2020 due to the negative effects of ...

South African Container Maker Sold

South African Container Maker Sold

Lube Report EMEA - August 3, 2021

Austria-based Alpla Group, a global plastic packaging and recycling specialist, acquired last month the lubricants divis ...