Volume 5 Issue 30
When ILSAC GF-6 was brought to market in May of 2020, the automobile and lubricant industries hoped it would last a decade, as did its predecessor light-duty engine oil specification, ILSAC G-5. Industry leaders said recently, however, that the next spec will be needed well before the end of this decade.
Lubricant manufacturer and distributor Gold Eagle Co. acquired another blender and distributor, Lubrication Specialties Inc., in a deal struck earlier this month. Lubrication Specialties, based in Mount Gilead, Ohio, manufactures and distributes lubricants and greases for a variety of applications and handles private label blending. Hot Shot’s Secret is the company’s most well-known lubricants line, with more than 50 products.
OQ Chemicals said Tuesday it reached a final investment decision to build additional propionic aldehyde capacity as well as infrastructure to support Röhm in constructing a world-scale methyl methacrylate plant at OQ Chemicals’ production site in Bay City, Texas. The compounds can be used to make viscosity modifiers for lubricants, among other applications.