Volume 1 Issue 27

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the July 10 edition of Lube Report EMEA.

Private Equity Firm to Absorb Italmatch

Bain Capital Private Equity announced an agreement last week to buy Italmatch Chemicals S.p.A., a lubricant additive supplier that has been on its own acquisition tear.

Serbian Fam Opens Chemicals Plant

Serbian lube marketer Fam recently opened a corrosion inhibitor and degreaser production unit. The government is now seeking a foreign investor following years of scandal and financial struggles under its previous owners.

Oxea to Add NPG Capacity

Oxea will increase its European production capacity for neopentyl glycol - a polyalcohol that can be used as a building block in lubricants - by early 2020 through a debottlenecking project now underway at its factory in Oberhausen, Germany, the company announced last week.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Gazpromneft-Lubricants will supply Russian Fishery, a commercial fishing enterprise, with more than 850 metric tons of marine oils in 2018, up 25 percent from 2017. United Kingdom-based Univar Specialty Consumables Ltd. extended its agreement to distribute industrial lubricants and greases forCastrol Oil Co.