Volume 8 Issue 43

Amer to Open Factory in 2022

Chinese metalworking fluids supplier Amer is building a production facility in Dongguan, Guangdong province, where the company is headquartered. With an investment of about ¥130 million, the plant will make not only metalworking fluids, lubes and greases, but also parts such as grinding wheels and crucibles.

Korea Base Oils Stay Strong

South Korea exported a larger volume of base oils and more than doubled its declared export value in September, compared to the same month last year. The export value was a record high, reflecting the impact of higher base oil prices.

Japan Flags Two Chemicals

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare issued a report last month flagging concerns about seven chemicals, including two that are used by the lubricants industry: diethanolamine and tri-o-cresyl phosphate. The report included updated guidelines for businesses using the chemicals – especially small and medium-sized enterprises.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Webinar Talks Path to Sustainability

Brazil Base Oils Still Strong

Motor Oil Shortage Develops in Russia

Briefly Noted

Sales of new motorcycles in Japan totaled 34,813 in September, up slightly from 34,803 in the same month last year, according to data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. Through the first three quarters of this year, sales of new motorcycles reached 287,450, a 14% increase from 251,317 in the same period in 2020.