Volume 1 Issue 15
Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear next week.
German specialty chemicals producer Evonik announced last month that it is considering the sale of its methacrylates business. The company advised, though, that the divestment will not affect its oil additives business, which supplies lubricant additives.
Rising numbers of classic cars are creating a growing market for engine oils designed specifically for their lubrication needs. Oils for modern cars dont do the trick.
Studies by Spain on 2-ethylhexanoic acid - a carboxylic acid used to make synthetic esters - found no adverse effects concerning reproduction at the highest dose tested, which means the chemical is no longer under consideration for additional classification by the European Chemicals Agency.