Malaysia

Asean Motor Vehicle Sales Slowdown to Continue

Asean Motor Vehicle Sales Slowdown to Continue

Lube Report Asia - February 14, 2020

Automotive sales in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations dropped 3 percent in 2019, but sales of two-wheelers incr ...

Malaysian Auto Sales Expected to Edge Up

Malaysian Auto Sales Expected to Edge Up

Lube Report Asia - January 17, 2020

Malaysias vehicle sales are projected to grow 1 percent to almost 609,000 units this year, according to a forecast by Fr ...

Kismat Ventures into Southeast Asia

Kismat Ventures into Southeast Asia

Lube Report Asia - October 11, 2019

Energy trading company Kismat Singapore entered the Southeast Asian lubricant market through a toll-blending deal in Mal ...

Vehicle Sales Growth Forecast in ASEAN

Vehicle Sales Growth Forecast in ASEAN

Lube Report Asia - June 28, 2019

Vehicle sales across Southeast Asias big three markets - Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand - are projected to cross 3.9 m ...

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Petronas Chemicals Buys BRB

Lube Report Asia - May 24, 2019

Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd of Malaysia agreed to acquire Netherlands-based lube oil additive manufacturer BRB Internat ...

Malaysia to Produce Graphene-based Lubricants

Malaysia to Produce Graphene-based Lubricants

Lube Report Asia - December 21, 2018

Malaysias Micratto Technologies Sdn. - founded by researchers at Sunway University - will produce graphene-based lubrica ...

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Petronas to Begin Production at Indian Plant

Lube Report Asia - November 23, 2018

Malaysias Petronas Lubricants International will begin production at its lubricant blending plant in India by the end of ...

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Malaysian Engine Oil Demand to Grow

Lube Report Asia - April 6, 2018

Malaysian demand for automotive engine oil is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.9 percent between 2016 and ...

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Verdezyne DDDA Plant Underway

Lube Report Asia - October 17, 2017

Verdezyne Inc. began constructing a commercial-scale, palm-based dodecanedioic acid manufacturing facility in Iskandar, ...

KLK Expands Esters Capacity

KLK Expands Esters Capacity

Lube Report Asia - October 10, 2017

Malaysias KLK Oleo Sdn increased its ester production capacity by 40 percent with the completion of a new plant in Klang ...

FKT, UMW Record Mixed Results

FKT, UMW Record Mixed Results

Lube Report Asia - May 9, 2017

Malaysian lubricant supplier UMW reported that its profit before taxes dipped slightly in 2016, while Indonesias PT Fede ...

SE Asias Auto Sales Up, Moto Sales Down

SE Asias Auto Sales Up, Moto Sales Down

Lube Report Asia - February 14, 2017

Led by double-digit growth in Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam, automobile sales in Southeast Asia increased 3 per ...

Palm Oil Prices Cause Malaysia to Balk at B10

Palm Oil Prices Cause Malaysia to Balk at B10

Lube Report Asia - November 22, 2016

Citing rising crude palm oil prices, Malaysia again postponed implementation of the B10 biodiesel program in its transpo ...

Asias Chemical Regulation Policies in Flux

Asias Chemical Regulation Policies in Flux

Lube Report Asia - November 1, 2016

Several countries in Asia are changing their approach to evaluating and restricting chemical substances, according to a ...

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Malaysian Distributor Considers Manufacturing

Lube Report Asia - October 18, 2016

After expanding an agreement to distribute Gulf Oil International products in Malaysia, KA Petra Sdn said that it may bu ...

Petronas Defends Racing Sponsorship

Petronas Defends Racing Sponsorship

Lube Report Asia - October 11, 2016

Fuel and lubricant marketers spend millions of dollars sponsoring competitive racing teams. Observers sometimes question ...

Industrial Market Wide Open in SE Asia

Industrial Market Wide Open in SE Asia

Lube Report Asia - August 23, 2016

Southeast Asia should see healthy demand growth for both industrial and automotive lubricants in coming years, according ...