Volume 2 Issue 29

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the July 23 edition of Lube Report EMEA.

Domestics Rule Russian Heavy-duty Market

Russian lubricant producers supplied 65 percent of heavy-duty engine oils used in the country in 2018, while foreign marketers and original equipment manufacturers supplied 28 percent and 7 percent, respectively, a consultancy found.

BASF Increases Carboxylic Acid Capacity

BASF increased its global production capacity for isononanoic acid and 2-ethylhexanoic acid - considered higher carboxylic acids - the company announced last week. Carboxylic acids are used in the manufacturing of lubricant esters.

Intesmo Increased Grease Output

Russian grease marketer Intesmo increased its output by 25 percent in 2018, according to Lukoil, a partner in the joint venture with state-owned rail transportation monopoly Russian Railways.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Greif made a large-scale investment in a new blow molding machine at its Casablanca plant in Morocco, North Africa. The industrial packaging company will use the equipment to manufacture its plastic jerrycan range, and the blow molder is expected to increase capacity by up to 25 percent for its one- to five-liter bottles for the lubricants market, while delivering up to 30 percent savings in energy consumption compared to older machines.