Volume 1 Issue 34

Japanese Blenders Follow OEMs

Major Japanese lubricant companies, Idemitsu Kosan Co. and JX Nippon & Energy Corp., are following Japanese automobile manufacturers expansions in Thailand and Vietnam by investing in blending plants in those countries.

North Korean Plant Finds Spotlight

North Korean leader Kim Jonguns recent highly publicized visit to a blending plant brought rare attention to the nations lubricant industry.

Malaysia Delays Biodiesel Mandate

Malaysia will postpone its B5 biodiesel mandate for the whole country to the end of the year, according to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities.

Sensors Diagnose Oil Condition

A small drop of oil or grease carries a lot of important information about the condition of the oil and its components. Analysis can tap into that information to help optimize drain intervals, detect potential failures and support effective oil care.