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Evonik to Shed Performance Materials

Lube Report EMEA - May 17, 2022

Evonik announced last week that it will exit its Performance Materials business unit, which supplies some intermediate c ...

ACEA Updates Heavy-duty Sequences

ACEA Updates Heavy-duty Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - May 17, 2022

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association published this month an update to its ACEA Engine Oil Sequences for he ...

Shell in Talks to Sell Torzhok Plant

Shell in Talks to Sell Torzhok Plant

Lube Report EMEA - May 10, 2022

Shell is negotiating with an unidentified party to sell its lubricant blending plant in Torzhok, Russia, along with its ...

EU to Embargo Russian Oil, Petrochemicals

EU to Embargo Russian Oil, Petrochemicals

Lube Report EMEA - May 10, 2022

The European Union announced last week firm plans to impose an embargo on Russian oil and refined products, including ba ...

Profits Down, Sales Up for Fuchs

Profits Down, Sales Up for Fuchs

Lube Report EMEA - May 3, 2022

German lubricant maker Fuchs Petrolub SE posted a first-quarter 6% decline in earnings after tax and a 16% increase in s ...

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Peter Greven Boosts Esters Output

Lube Report EMEA - April 26, 2022

German oleochemical supplier Peter Greven GmbH announced last week that it has expanded ester production capacity at its ...

Poland Demand Jumped 10% in 2021

Poland Demand Jumped 10% in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - April 26, 2022

After a pandemic-induced recession in 2020, lubricant demand in Poland rebounded last year as passenger cars returned to ...

Oqema Acquires French Distributor

Oqema Acquires French Distributor

Lube Report EMEA - April 26, 2022

German chemicals distributor Oqema acquired the Orosolv Group, a French distributor of lubricants and other products, to ...

Cyclevia Boosts France’s Used Oil Sector

Cyclevia Boosts France’s Used Oil Sector

Lube Report EMEA - April 19, 2022

A French association of lubricant suppliers this month announced the formation of Cyclevia, a nonprofit organization tas ...

France’s Lube Demand Declines

France’s Lube Demand Declines

Lube Report EMEA - April 19, 2022

France’s finished lubricant consumption declined to 42,319 metric tons in February, a 7% decline from the same month l ...

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Mixed Actions of Lube Suppliers in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - April 12, 2022

Seven weeks into Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the number of foreign businesses vowing to leave Russia or scal ...

Perstorp Announces Another Expansion

Perstorp Announces Another Expansion

Lube Report EMEA - April 12, 2022

Specialty chemical supplier Perstorp AB will build a new plant at an existing site in Sweden to bring an additional 70,0 ...

Sanctions Set to Staunch Russian Base Oils

Sanctions Set to Staunch Russian Base Oils

Lube Report EMEA - April 5, 2022

The effective date is approaching for a European Union ban on purchases from government-controlled Russian oil companies ...

Evonik Adds Isobutene Derivatives Capacity

Evonik Adds Isobutene Derivatives Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - April 5, 2022

Evonik said March 30 that it has invested at least €10 million to increase capacity for isobutene derivatives by more ...

Life After Brexit: Business as Usual?

Life After Brexit: Business as Usual?

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Two years after the completion of Brexit, how are lubricant industry players in the United Kingdom faring?

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MOL Increases Grease Production Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - March 29, 2022

Mol-Lub is expanding its grease factory in Hungary in order to add calcium sulfonate complex greases to its product port ...

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Totachi JV Expands in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - March 22, 2022

Shell has vowed to close its lubricant business along with other operations in Russia to protest that country’s invasi ...

Solvay Considers Splitting Business

Solvay Considers Splitting Business

Lube Report EMEA - March 22, 2022

Brussels, Belgium-based Solvay announced last week it was reviewing plans to separate the company into two independent p ...