Volume 1 Issue 41

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Markets all over the world are rather dreary. Asias excuse is the mid-autumn festival in China and other local holidays, but Europe and the United States have no such pretext.-by Adrian Brown

GF-6 Timing Still Unresolved

While automakers are now pushing for an April 2020 debut of the ILSAC GF-6 passenger car motor oil classification, some in the lubricant industry say the introduction will more likely be delayed until the fourth quarter of that year, if not later. However, several actions could close the gap.

VGP Impacted Global Marine Lubes Market

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys Vessel General Permit created a global standard that has drastically affected the marine lubes industry by requiring environmentally acceptable lubricants, an industry insider told a conference in Chicago last month.

Croda Gains Leverage in Brazil

Croda International is seeing the fruits of its strategic investments in Brazil, with subsidiary Croda do Brasil completing the first full-year of operations at its specialty polymer site - which can produce surfactants used in lubricant applications - in the southeastern Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based lubricants packager Pack Logix, LLC acquired Oconomowoc, Wisconsin-based lubricants blender and packager ZiEn Inc.last week. Palmer Holland, a specialty chemical and ingredient distributor, appointed Drew Ursic as Midwest region sales manager.FMC Corp.will separate its lithium division, to be named Livent Corp., from its agricultural chemicals business after filing with the Secure Exchange Commission for an initial public offering in late September.