Volume 2 Issue 36

Singapore Venture Will Make VI Improvers

Dutch additive supplier BRB International is partnering with a Singapore engineering firm to build a viscosity index improver factory that will open next July.

Pakistani Supplier Seeks Growth

Hi-Tech Lubricants Ltd., a Pakistani supplier of SK Lubricants Zic brand, is set to expand its share of the domestic market with a new blending plant and initial public offering.

Total Resumes Shipping in Tianjin

Total Lubmarine, the marine lubricants arm of French energy giant Total, said its shipping activity in Chinas Tianjin port has resumed following the areas Aug. 12 explosion, yet is still subject to minor delays.

ExMo, Tata Tie Up in India

ExxonMobil and Tata Motors launched a range of co-branded lubricants offered for commercial vehicles.

Briefly Noted

Zhonghai Jinxiang Co.finished building a hydrotreater that will turn feedstock from a bitumen refinery into lubricating base oil. The facility, located in Luzhou city, Sichuan province, has capacity of 150,000 metric tons per year. American Multi-Color Corp., which provides labeling for motor oil clients, has acquired Malaysia’s Super Enterprise Holdings Bhd. (Super Label).