Volume 2 Issue 28

China Tops Asias Varied Grease Market

China was the worlds largest producer of grease in 2014, according to data provided by companies participating in the National Lubricating Grease Institutes latest global production survey, released last week.

Orgkhim to Make Process Oils in Malaysia

Russian chemical producer Orgkhim will break ground on its extender process oils plant in Malaysia by the end of this year, the company told Lube Report Asia.

Shells Lifetime Warranty Shorter in India

Shell Lubricants recently launched a lifetime engine warranty in India for motorists using Shell Helix Ultra engine oil. Shell claims the offer is unmatched in India, but the coverage is significantly shorter than that given by another Shell program in the United States.

Koei Sells Penta Biz to Perstorp

Japanese chemical producer Koei Chemical Co. has sold its pentaerythritol, di-pentaerythritol and sodium formate businesses to Swedens Perstorp for an undisclosed sum.

GHS Brings Costs, Consequences for Packagers

The United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is sure to bring vital benefits to the lubricants industry. But the plan will likely come with costs and consequences for those purchasing, packaging or shipping chemicals, according to one expert.