Volume 3 Issue 37

Additive Sales Off but Rebounding

Lubricant additive demand in the United States declined 9.5% through the first seven months of the year, according to data released recently by the American Chemistry Council, but showed signs of rebounding over the summer.

Greases Keep Components Moving in Space

“Greases are absolutely the space lubricant of choice,” Christopher DellaCorte, senior technologist of tribology at NASA, asserted during the keynote presentation of the National Lubricating Grease Institute’s virtual technical sessions on Aug. 26.

Nevada Moly Mine to Change Hands

A financially struggling molybdenum mineral exploration and development company took steps last week to sell a mine in Nevada as part of an effort to raise funds. Molybdenum is used as a friction modifier and to provide antiwear and extreme pressure protection in lubricants.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Spain’s Market Shrank in First Half

Fuchs Invests in South Africa

Shanghai Group to Set Local Standards

Briefly Noted

Chevron Oronite Brasil Ltda. named quantiQ Distribuidora Ltda. to be its distributor in Brazil. In addition to distributing its lubricant additives, gasoline additives and viscosity modifiers, quantiQ will also distribute Oronite raw materials, intermediates and components.