Volume 3 Issue 19

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Shipments of castor oil derivatives are flowing from India once again, easing availability of popular grease additives after supplies were constrained last month by a lockdown meant to combat Covid-19. Industry sources said supply from India – the world’s dominant producer – are still constricted, but that the pandemic has also reduced demand. “Shipments have resumed, and the situation has improved, although it has not yet returned to normal,” said Ujwala Khedekar, export executive wit...

Q1 Sales Up for Clean Harbors, HCC

Clean Harbors’ Safety-Kleen segment and Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment both reported higher revenues for the first quarter, compared to 2019’s first quarter. Both companies noted that although the Covid-19 pandemic’s economic impacts were limited in the first quarter, impacts started to worsen at the quarter’s end.


Whatever your needs, no matter the application, Coolants Plus, PennStar and its popular STARFIRE brand promises an affordable, convenient and effective solution for the lubricants industry.

Upping the Ante on Food-grade Lubes

Food-grade lubricant manufacturers looking to distinguish their products in the marketplace may wish to consider adding ISO 21469 certification to their NSF H1 credential.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

French Lube Demand Fell in 2019

Study Assesses Hydraulic Fluid Sustainability

China VI Emissions Standard Postponed

Briefly Noted

Paul Hetherington, manager of technical services for Canada for Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc., a HollyFrontier business, will assume the role of 2020-2021 president for the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers effective immediately for a one-year term. Hetherington is former treasurer, secretary and vice president of Park Ridge, Illinois-based STLE.  Sea-Land Chemical Co. became an authorized distribution partner on May 1 in North America for SBZ Corp.’s series of unlicensed transportation lubricant packages. SBZ’s products are used to formulate non-original equipment manufacturer passenger car motor oil, heavy-duty diesel and industrial gear oil products.  Houston-based blender and packager ZXP Technologies LLC announced yesterday it received Food and Drug Administration approval to repackage hand sanitizer.