Volume 1 Issue 45
Very little progress has been made in any of the regions over the past week. The Americas and Europe are still desperately slow, and Asia is only marginally better.-by Adrian Brown
Shell remained the worlds largest supplier of finished lubricants last year for the 12th consecutive year, ahead of ExxonMobil, BP, Total and Chevron, according to a global study by Kline & Co.
Summit Lubricants installed a new 50,000 pound grease reactor at its plant in Batavia, New York, last week to increase manufacturing capacity and speed and to gain more control over quality.
Afton Chemical Co. and Milacron Holding Corp. each reported healthy increases in sales, but Afton posted a lower operating profit, for the third quarter ending Sept. 30.