BASF increased lubricant antioxidant capacity at its Puebla, Mexico, site to keep up with growing demand for additives that lengthen the life of lubricants, the company announced last week. The new capacity of the facility was not disclosed, but the company did say production began last quarter.
The purpose of the capacity expansion is to provide our customers with more product. Our customers in North America are projecting an increased demand for these antioxidants due to an increasing demand for lubricants with better high-temperature stability, Marius Vaarkamp, global marketing director of lubricant oil additives at BASF, told Lube Report.
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