Europe

France Lube Demand Slips

France Lube Demand Slips

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2022

Lubricant consumption in France decreased 8% to 44,086 metric tons in April, compared to the same month last year, accor ...

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 ...

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Fuchs Merges Germany Units

Lube Report EMEA - June 21, 2022

Fuchs Petrolub SE has merged two subsidiaries in Germany – Fuchs Schmierstoffe GmbH and Fuchs Lubritech GmbH – to fo ...

Perstorp Shifts to Renewable Raw Materials

Perstorp Shifts to Renewable Raw Materials

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2022

Perstorp Group said June 9 that its largest plant in Sweden will convert all polyols derived from petroleum – pentaery ...

Happy Blogiversary! One Year of Sustainability Posts

Happy Blogiversary! One Year of Sustainability Posts

Sustainability InSite - June 10, 2022

Contributing editor Apu Gosalia reviews the last 12 months of sustainability and offers guidance for companies' future a ...

Some Suppliers Exit Russia, Others Don’t

Some Suppliers Exit Russia, Others Don’t

Lube Report EMEA - June 7, 2022

Several foreign lubricant brands – including BP’s Castrol – are disappearing from the Russian market, but others a ...

Chevron Phillips to Add New PAO Unit

Chevron Phillips to Add New PAO Unit

Lube Report EMEA - June 7, 2022

Chevron Phillips Chemical said today it will build a new polyalphaolefins unit in Beringen, Belgium, in response to grow ...

Lukoil Replaces Shell with Teboil

Lukoil Replaces Shell with Teboil

Lube Report EMEA - June 7, 2022

The Torzhok, Russia, lubricant factory that Lukoil bought recently from Shell will produce products to be marketed under ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created significant supply obstacles for the base oil industry in Europe and beyond, ...

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

A research institute has developed two real-time methods for measuring the homogeneity of lubricating greases. What do t ...

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Azelis Acquires India Distributors

Lube Report Asia - June 3, 2022

Specialty chemicals distributor and service provider Azelis reached agreements to buy two related distributors in India ...

Lube Factory Destroyed in Rocket Attack

Lube Factory Destroyed in Rocket Attack

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2022

The war in Ukraine has caused and continues to cause horrendous damage. Among the casualties is a lubricants manufacture ...

Fuchs Buys Stake in Electrolytes Start-up

Fuchs Buys Stake in Electrolytes Start-up

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2022

German independent lubricants maker Fuchs Group entered the battery market by acquiring 28% of the shares in E-Lyte Inno ...

Packaging Recycled on Spanish Islands

Packaging Recycled on Spanish Islands

Lube Report EMEA - May 24, 2022

The Spanish Association of Lubricants and Sigaus, a non-profit waste oil collector, have formed a joint venture to manag ...

Agency Approves Shell Sale to Lukoil

Agency Approves Shell Sale to Lukoil

Lube Report EMEA - May 24, 2022

Russia’s antitrust regulator approved last week Lukoil’s purchase of Shell’s retail and lubricants business in the ...

Petronas to Acquire Perstorp

Petronas to Acquire Perstorp

Lube Report Asia - May 20, 2022

Malaysia’s Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad announced Tuesday it will acquire Sweden-based specialty chemicals company ...

Shell Sells Russia Business to Lukoil

Shell Sells Russia Business to Lukoil

Lube Report EMEA - May 17, 2022

Oil giant Shell signed an agreement to sell its retail and lubricant businesses in Russia to privately owned Lukoil, the ...