Volume 4 Issue 30

Valvoline Allowed to Oppose Start-up Brand

A panel of judges within the United States Patent and Trademark Office ruled last week that Valvoline may proceed with a complaint attempting to prevent a start-up company from using the brand name Maxvoline to market automotive lubricants.

Upcycling Plastics Waste into Lubes

A team of researchers from a number of companies and institutions seeks to turn plastic waste into lubricants, including hydraulic fluids and greases. The research is part of a government program funding sustainable innovations.

U.S. Lube Additive Volumes Dipped

Lubricant additive sales volumes in the United States took a slight downturn in June, although volumes for the first half of the year remained well above the first half of 2020, which was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to statistics released last week by the American Chemistry Council.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

India Cuts Palm Oil Import Duty

SK Extends Use of Recycled Containers

Bashneft Boosts Bright Stock Output

Briefly Noted

New light-vehicle sales in the United States are forecast to reach 1.3 million units in July, improving 8% from the same month in 2020 and up 3% from June, Cox Automotive said in a news release yesterday.