Volume 9 Issue 41

ExxonMobil to Upgrade Tianjin Blending Plant

ExxonMobil is upgrading its lubricant blending plant in Tianjin, China, in response to projected long-term demand growth from Chinese customers, the company confirmed to Lube Report. The plant, which started operating in 1997, underwent a major expansion in 2014.

BASF to Build Neopentyl Glycol Plant

BASF announced on Tuesday it will invest an undisclosed amount to build a neopentyl glycol plant with 80,000 metric tons per year capacity at its new petrochemical complex in Zhangjiang, China – its third such plant there.

Special Report: Additives

The October issue of Lubes’n’Greases magazine features a special report on additives. One article discusses potential threats that the European Union Green Deal poses to the chemicals and lubricants industries, while the second examines evolving needs in lubes for anti-oxidant performance.

Specialty Lube Sales Up for Moresco

Moresco Corp. reported an 11% increase in sales revenue for its specialty lubricants segment and a 4% decline in sales for its synthetic lubricants segment for the six-month period ended Aug. 31. Specialty products experiencing demand recovery in Japan included pump oils, hydraulic fluids and cutting fluids

From Other Editions of Lube Report

GM Joins Global Spec Initiative

Engine Oil Development to Continue

Sanctions Further Restrict Russian Exports

Briefly Noted

Mumbai, India-based Savita Oil Technologies on Oct. 3 incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary, Savita GreenTech Ltd., to venture into the business of manufacturing and recycling, according to a stock exchange filing. Savita Oil Technologies is a supplier of transformer oils, white oils, lubricants and other products.