Volume 2 Issue 10
Demand for vessel space in the primary hubs of the United States Gulf, Europe and Asia can be described as steady, but falls short of the levels of business that are usually associated with the end of February.-by Adrian Brown
Europes lubricant industry has fallen far behind in the development of base oil interchange and viscosity grade read-across guidelines but is now working to develop rules so oil companies can better cope with growing market complexity.
With Brexit only a few weeks away and still no firm withdrawal agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union uncertainties abound about a new border regime hindering lubricants industry trade.
Lanxess completed a 15 percent expansion to its global production capacity of corrosion inhibition additives, which are used in a number of products - including metalworking fluids and greases - the Germany specialty chemicals company announced last week.