Volume 4 Issue 1

ELGI Warns of Lithium Classification

The European Lubricating Grease Institute launched an effort recently to lobby against a proposal for the European Union to classify lithium salts as a Category A1 substance in terms of toxicity to reproduction, warning that such action could severely disrupt grease supply chains.

Survey Suggests Setback in Russian Market

A December survey of lubricant suppliers in Russia showed their outlook on their business took a downturn from September, suggesting that the market was trending in a negative direction as 2020 came to a close.

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly reported 26% higher sales in November and 38% higher sales in December, compared to results a year earlier. Aggressive marketing and investments helped it weather and eventually thrive despite the pandemic, the company said.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Cambodia Nixes Duties on Some Lubes

Vietnam Lube Consumption Rebounds

U.S. Agency Upbeat on Rerefining

Briefly Noted

Conrad Keijzer became CEO of Muttenz, Switzerland-based Clariant on Jan. 1. The specialty chemical company manufactures esters and polyalkylene glycol.