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VLS Resolves Mannol Complaint
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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 ...

Fuchs Reports Higher Profits

Fuchs Reports Higher Profits

Lube Report EMEA - August 3, 2021

Independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE reported large increases in profit and sales for the second quarter, co ...

Fuchs Extends Carbon Neutrality

Fuchs Extends Carbon Neutrality

Lube Report EMEA - July 20, 2021

Fuchs Petrolub SE said Monday that it has extended the carbon neutrality of its business to cover on-site operations of ...

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Fire Strikes Infineum Plant

Lube Report EMEA - June 22, 2021

A fire occurred June 17 at Infineum’s lubricant additives manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany. No one was injured, ...

Fuchs Acquires Swedish Lube Supplier

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’ ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Quaker Forms JV with Equipment Supplier

Quaker Forms JV with Equipment Supplier

Lube Report EMEA - April 20, 2021

Metalworking fluids supplier Quaker Houghton announced today a joint venture with Grindaix GmbH, a Germany-based, high-t ...

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Liqui Moly Posts Solid First Quarter

Lube Report EMEA - April 20, 2021

German lubricant and aftermarket additive maker Liqui Moly said its profits and sales for the first quarter were the sam ...

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

Fuchs Petrolub SE opened a polyurea lubricating grease factory at its Kaiserslautern, Germany, site, the company announc ...

Fuchs Adds JV In Egypt

Fuchs Adds JV In Egypt

Lube Report EMEA - March 16, 2021

German independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE announced on March 12 a joint venture in Egypt with longtime par ...

Fuchs Counts 2020 an Achievement

Fuchs Counts 2020 an Achievement

Lube Report EMEA - March 9, 2021

Fuchs Petrolub SE, the world’s largest independent lubricant supplier, reported today that its profits fell 3% in 2020 ...

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2020 Results Mixed for Liqui Moly

Lube Report EMEA - March 2, 2021

German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly reported that net sales increased during 2020 but that ...