Volume 4 Issue 5

Chinese Blender Supplies to Oil Rigs

Many Chinese lubricant suppliers struggle to find footing in the countrys increasingly overcrowded market. One Xian-based blender said it has found success in the exclusive niche of lubes for onshore oil rigs.

Infineum Establishes Subsidiary in India

Lube additive producer Infineum International Ltd. has expanded its operations in Asia with a new subsidiary in India, the worlds third-largest lubricant market.

Chinas Changing Energy Needs

Chinas energy mix is projected to change out to 2035, with coal consumption declining though still remaining dominant as nuclear and renewables make inroads in the country, according to the 2017 BP Energy Outlook.

United Oil Revises Plans for Myanmar

Singaporean lubricant supplier United Oil Co. will not set up a blending plant in Myanmar as the company discussed last year. Instead, it will supply its products there through a recently signed joint operation agreement with local agent Lighthouse Enterprise Ltd.

Briefly Noted

American additive supplier Afton Chemical Corp.inaugurated its expanded technology center in Suzhou, China, which includes newly installed finished lubricant blending capacity for testing formulations as well as new teardown facilities and upgraded meeting rooms. NCH Australia revamped its lubricants department, adding lubricant specialists to its staff and switching from a one-size-fits-all portfolio to a rebranded line of tailored greases and oils, specialty lubricants and metalworking fluids.

Publisher's Letter / 出版商信

Beginning with this issue and for the foreseeable future, Lube Report Asia will no longer publish Simplified Chinese translations of articles. Translations published on and before Jan. 24 will remain accessible in our archive.

从本期开始到可预见的未来,Lube Report Asia将不再发布文章的简体中文翻译。发布于1月24日及之前的翻译将仍能通过我们的档案获取。