Volume 1 Issue 2

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Markets in Asia, Europe and the United States all got off to a fairly sedate start to the year. Encouraging signs have been seen on some, but not all, of the main routes in these areas. Things should become clearer over the next week or so.-by Adrian Brown

Lubricants Group Ballots SN Plus

The American Petroleum Institutes Lubricants Group closed its ballot on SN Plus Dec. 29, with a healthy majority voting to adopt the supplemental category, industry insiders confirmed.

Coolants Plus Acquires Scot

Coolants Plus, the marketer of Starfire brand lubricants, announced last week that it had purchased Scot Lubricants Inc., giving the company its first blending and packaging facility.

Grease Research Earns NLGI Grant

A scientific investigation into the mysteries of lubricating grease degradation and entropy has been awarded the NLGI Research Grant for 2017, the National Lubricating Grease Institute announced Dec. 22. Louisiana State University will receive the institutes annual Research Grant, which will fund research led by Prof. Michael Khonsari, Dow Endowed Chair at LSUs Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Chugoku Kogyo Co. Ltd. of Hiroshima will distribute Grundy Center, Iowa-based Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing Inc.s biobased grease and lubricants in Japan. TheAutomotive Oil Change Association contracted with FSB Core Strategies in Sacramento, California, for management services effective Jan. 1. FSB Principal and Executive Vice President Kristy Babb now serves as the associations executive director.