Volume 1 Issue 42

Base Stocks Matter in Metalworking Fluids

Base stock selection deserves more attention from formulators of metalworking fluids and other industrial lubricants, an industry insider said at a recent lubricants conference.

Chemtura Boosts Antioxidant Output

Chemtura Corp. said it will expand capacity for antioxidant capacity in Taiwan and elsewhere to help meet demand triggered by the push for greater fuel efficiency in automobiles.

Lubrita Opens JV Plant in India

Lubrita International and Sunkalp Lubricants Pvt Ltd. opened a joint venture blending plant in Mumbai this month. Lithuania-based Lubrita said it needed a local presence to become a player in the worlds third-largest lube market.

Russia Seizes Counterfeit Imports

The customs agency for Russias Far East has in recent months intercepted substantial volumes of counterfeit motor oils imported from South Korea.

VI Improvers: Helping Lubes Flow

Many consider viscosity the most important property of a lubricant. If so, how do formulators control it? The answer: often through the use of viscosity index improvers.