Germany

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Solvay Spins Off Specialty Chemicals Unit

Lube Report EMEA - January 23, 2024

Solvay last month completed the spin-off of its specialty chemicals business, which has been named Syensqo and supplies ...

Germany Demand Declines in October

Germany Demand Declines in October

Lube Report EMEA - January 2, 2024

Germany's finished lubricants demand, including process oils, declined 11% in October, as a year-long trend of falling c ...

Lanxess Completes Sulfur Carrier Expansion

Lanxess Completes Sulfur Carrier Expansion

Lube Report EMEA - December 19, 2023

Lanxess completed an expansion at its Mannheim, Germany, factory of production capacity for sustainable light-color sulf ...

Germany Demand Down Again in September

Germany Demand Down Again in September

Lube Report EMEA - November 28, 2023

Finished lubricants demand in Germany, including process oils, fell 21% in September, continuing a year-long trend of mo ...

Fuchs Profit Rises Despite Dip in Sales

Fuchs Profit Rises Despite Dip in Sales

Lube Report EMEA - October 31, 2023

Fuchs SE posted an 11% increase in third quarter profits, compared to the same period of last year, despite a small drop ...

German Lube Consumption Keeps Falling

German Lube Consumption Keeps Falling

Lube Report EMEA - October 31, 2023

Germany’s finished lubricants demand, including process oils, decreased 6% in August, although several categories expe ...

Germany Lube Demand Slips Again

Germany Lube Demand Slips Again

Lube Report EMEA - October 3, 2023

Germany’s finished lubricants demand, including process oils, declined 13% in June, continuing a year-long trend of mo ...

Fuchs Opens Vietnam Blending Plant

Fuchs Opens Vietnam Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - September 15, 2023

Fuchs Group opened a 20,000 metric tons per year lubricants blending plant in Vietnam to serve growing demand in the reg ...

Germany Lube Demand Keeps Falling

Germany Lube Demand Keeps Falling

Lube Report EMEA - September 12, 2023

Finished lubricants demand in Germany, including process oils, dropped 22% in June, continuing a trend of year-on-year d ...

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Valvoline Buys Stake in Haertol

Lube Report EMEA - September 6, 2023

Valvoline Global last week announced that it has made an equity investment in Haertol Chemie GmbH, a German manufacturer ...

Virtual Lab Aims to Optimize Formulations

Virtual Lab Aims to Optimize Formulations

Lube Report EMEA - September 6, 2023

Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials say they have developed a virtual lab to pred ...

Germany Lubricant Demand Declined in May

Germany Lubricant Demand Declined in May

Lube Report EMEA - August 15, 2023

Domestic lubricant sales in Germany, including process oils, declined 10% in May according to data released Aug. 8 by a ...

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PIB Expansion Planned at Ludwigshafen

Lube Report EMEA - August 8, 2023

BASF will expand its capacity to produce medium-molecular weight polyisobutenes at its Verbund petrochemical refinery in ...

Earnings Rise for Fuchs, Luberef

Earnings Rise for Fuchs, Luberef

Lube Report EMEA - August 1, 2023

Fuchs SE reported a 10% increase in net profit on 7% greater sales revenue for the second quarter, citing continued impa ...

Germany Lube Demand Falls in April

Germany Lube Demand Falls in April

Lube Report EMEA - July 25, 2023

Germany’s demand for finished lubricants fell 21% in April, the second straight month with a decrease of 20% or more, ...

Germany Lube Demand Tumbles in March

Germany Lube Demand Tumbles in March

Lube Report EMEA - June 20, 2023

German lubricant demand fell 24% in March, a second consecutive month of declines following two months of healthy gains. ...