Volume 7 Issue 49
Synthetics Gain as China Car Parc EvolvesDecember 4, 2020
China’s vehicle population, forecast to surpass the United States’ by the end of this year, has been transitioning to more powerful cars and trucks, leading to a jump in sales of fully synthetic oils, a Chinese university and website concluded recently.
Profits Down for KH Neochem, Yushiro ChemicalDecember 4, 2020
In Japan, KH Neochem Co. reported steep declines in third-quarter operating income and net sales for its performance materials segment, while metalworking fluids and industrial oil producer Yushiro Chemical Industry reported an operating loss and lower sales.
Asia Association Names Executive DirectorDecember 4, 2020
The Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union appointed Bernard Wong as its new executive director effective Dec. 1.
From Other Editions of Lube ReportDecember 4, 2020
Petrobras Proceeds with Sales, Group II Project
Nynas Emerging from Reorganization
Briefly NotedDecember 4, 2020
Chevron Oronite confirmed it is still on track to begin commercial production at its Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China additive manufacturing plant in 2021 as originally scheduled, with construction entering its final stages towards mechanical completion. The company first announced in June 2018 its final investment decision to build the wholly owned plant, noting it had experienced a steady increase in additive demand throughout Asia-Pacific in recent years, especially in China.