Volume 5 Issue 38
Afton Chemical lifted its force majeure declaration effective Sept. 8, the company confirmed to Lube Report. In July, Afton notified customers it declared force majeure effective July 26 because of flooding at its additives plant in Sauget, Illinois, caused by record rainfall in the St. Louis area, which caused an unplanned, sitewide outage.
Blue Tide Environmental – which is developing a network of used motor oil recycling facilities across North America – last week announced a final investment decision to add a hydrotreater to its Baytown, Texas facility. It’s a key step towards the site’s planned Group II+ rerefinery that is scheduled to come onstream in 2024.
Lubrizol Corp. announced last week that it is entering the separations solutions market, a further diversification for one of the world’s biggest suppliers of lubricant additives. Calling separations a rapidly growing market, the company, which is headquartered in Wickliffe, Ohio, mentioned no plans for acquisitions but said it will begin introduce its first product for the new segment later this year.