Volume 2 Issue 29
Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the July 23 edition of Lube Report EMEA.
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 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.
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.