Volume 5 Issue 37

New EPA Risk Regs Add Red Tape

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed changes to its Risk Management Program that put more emphasis on climate change and power-loss risks. The changes – which have ramifications for chemicals used by the lubricants industry – are the latest in regulatory ping-pong between Democrat and Republican administrations, according to a U.S. law firm.

Lubrizol Names Liebert as CEO

Lubrizol Corp. has found a permanent CEO and president, plucking Rebecca Liebert from PPG Industries to fill positions that had been held on an interim basis for nearly six months. She succeeds Mary Rhinehart, the company’s board of directors chairwoman who took over the additional posts when former CEO and President Chris Brown departed in March.

Tennessee Picked for Lithium Hydroxide Plant

Piedmont Lithium chose Etowah, Tennessee as the site of a 30,000 metric tons per year lithium hydroxide plant, with completion and start of production expected in 2025. Lithium hydroxide is in high demand for electric vehicle batteries and is also used to make grease thickening soaps.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Russia Shifts to Chinese Additive Imports

Norway Distributors Feeling the EV Pinch

China’s Carbon Ambitions May Boost mPAOs

Briefly Noted

Fuchs Americas finalized its contract with machine tool manufacturer DMG Mori, expanding upon the technology partnership entered by Fuchs China in 2014 and Europe in 2017. The two groups will work closely to develop machine tool lubrication products. As an Americas DMG Mori Qualified Products partner, FUCHS will supply its metalworking fluids, greases, hydraulic and spindle oils, cooling lubricants, monitoring technologies and other products tailored to machines and processes.