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Fuchs Acquires Swedish Lube Supplier
Metal sheet forming machine at a modern metalwork factory. Metal forming lubricants are among the products offered by Swedish company Gleitmo Technik AB. © Roman Zaiets

Fuchs Acquires Swedish Lube Supplier

Lube Report EMEA - June 15, 2021

Independent lubricant blender Fuchs Petrolub, based in Mannheim, Germany, acquired Swedish company Gleitmo Technik AB’ ...

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 ...

Polyurea Grease Finds Foothold in Russia

Polyurea Grease Finds Foothold in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2021

The vast majority of Russian-made heavy machinery, smelters in steel and cast-iron complexes, machines in power plants, ...

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OEMs Agree to Mention Oil Specs

Lube Report EMEA - June 1, 2021

The German subsidiaries of Seat and Skoda have added engine oil specifications to owners manuals of their vehicles, as p ...

Exol Expands U.K. Factory

Exol Expands U.K. Factory

Lube Report EMEA - June 1, 2021

United Kingdom-based Exol Lubricants announced it has begun redevelopment of its Rotherham site to increase lubricant bl ...

Russian Base Oil Imports Up, Exports Down in 2020

Russian Base Oil Imports Up, Exports Down in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - June 1, 2021

Russia exported about 1 million metric tons of base oils in 2020, a 9% decrease compared to the year before, while impor ...

Castrol Aims for Paper Lube Packaging

Castrol Aims for Paper Lube Packaging

Lube Report EMEA - May 25, 2021

Castrol recently announced a partnership with packaging technology company Pulpex – which has developed a technology t ...

Serbia Far From EU Rerefining Norms

Serbia Far From EU Rerefining Norms

Lube Report EMEA - May 25, 2021

Serbia consumed 54,000 tons of finished lubricants in 2019, but the country recycles only 1.5% of that quantity back int ...

French Lube Sales Fell in February

French Lube Sales Fell in February

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2021

France’s lubricant consumption decreased by 3% in February compared to the same month in 2020, the second consecutive ...

Total Expands Russian Blend Plant

Total Expands Russian Blend Plant

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2021

Total has decided to expand its three-year-old lubricant blending plant in Russia, stating that it is taking the action ...

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Perstorp Lifts Force Majeure Declaration

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2021

Perstorp has lifted the force majeure notice it issued on April 9 for supply of pentaerythritol mono and related materia ...

Polish Market Shrank 7% in 2020

Polish Market Shrank 7% in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - May 11, 2021

Poland consumed almost 220,000 metric tons of lubricants in 2020, down 7% from the year before due to the COVID-19 pande ...

In Spain Demand Fell, Waste Program Spread

In Spain Demand Fell, Waste Program Spread

Lube Report EMEA - May 11, 2021

Spain’s lubricant consumption dropped 13% to 397,074 metric tons in 2020, according to Sigaus, a non-profit entity tha ...

ACEA Releases Updated Oil Sequences

ACEA Releases Updated Oil Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - May 4, 2021

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association published a long-awaited update to its passenger car engine oil specif ...

Profits Climb for BP, Fuchs

Profits Climb for BP, Fuchs

Lube Report EMEA - May 4, 2021

The first quarter of 2021 was bullish for two of the world’s largest lubricant suppliers, BP’s Castrol unit and Fuch ...

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Researchers Tout New Nanomaterial

Lube Report EMEA - April 27, 2021

Researchers at an Austrian university have found lubricating properties in a two-dimensional nanomaterial, mXene, they a ...

Turkey Ramps Up Rerefined Oil Mandates

Turkey Ramps Up Rerefined Oil Mandates

Lube Report EMEA - April 27, 2021

Turkish lubricant marketers are preparing for new government regulations that mandate including rerefined base stocks in ...