Volume 5 Issue 2

OQ Predicts Need for Immersion Coolants

Some analysts say that electric vehicles will trend toward batteries that generate higher levels of heat and therefore that the industry will shift to more effective cooling technologies. An ester supplier told a recent industry event that esters are well-suited to serve as base stocks in the coolants used in such systems.

China Halts Lube Imports from Russia

China recently halted land-based import of a variety of Russian products, including finished lubricants, after authorities found COVID-19 virus on some packaged Russian products. In its fight against the pandemic, China’s sanitary measures for trade are among the strictest in the world.

Agency Ties Mood Disorders to Rouen Fire

Residents in proximity to Lubrizol’s lubricant additive plant in Rouen, France, experienced elevated incidence of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression after a 2019 fire burnt the facility, according to results of a survey reported last month. The results of the survey, conducted in early 2021, are part of the controversy that continues more than two years after the incident.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Fuel Supplier NSH Delves into Lubes

Eastern Feasted on Base Oil Trading

U.S. Base Oil Output Ahead of 2020

Briefly Noted

Portugal’s imports of fuels and lubricants jumped 167% to €976 million (U.S. $1.1 billion) in November 2021, compared to the same month in 2020, the country’s National Institute of Statistics reported on Jan. 10. Portugal’s exports of fuels and lubricants rose 11% to €222 million in November.