Volume 5 Issue 40

Kirei Vows to Make Additives for Russia

Kirei Chemical LLC, an Anglo-Russian company headquartered in London, announced it is building a lubricant additive factory in Russia and that it will supply additive packages for engine oils and other lubes meeting the latest performance standards – packages that have been in short supply since the industry’s main producers withdrew from the country.

Developing Ultrafast Battery Charging

Castrol and electric vehicle propulsion specialist Sprint Power will jointly develop ultra-fast battery packs cooled by Castrol’s ON EV thermal fluid. The collaboration follows the announcement by Castrol’s parent company BP that it is building a £50 million (U.S. $56 million) EV battery test center, further cementing the company’s commitment to e-mobility.

Lubes’n’Greases October Issue Available

The October issue features a special report on additives. Discover how new policy in Europe may contribute to major disruptions for chemical manufacturers as well as how a new antioxidant may be able to boost lubricant performance. Plus, learn about how new developments in EV charging may speed up charging times, the benefits of double separation technology and more.

Afyren Starts Carboxylic Acids Plant

French biochemical start-up Afyren on Sept. 29 announced completion of the start-up phase of its Afyren Neoxy joint venture factory near Saint-Avold, France. The plant will produce biobased carboxylic acids, derived from sugar beet co-products, for lubricants and other applications.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

2-wheeler Lube Growth Forecast for Asia

U.S. Aftermarket Spending Forecast to Drop

Briefly Noted

Renault Group and BP Group’s Castrol extended their partnership for a further three years until the end of 2027. The two companies will continue to co-design and supply aftermarket engine oils to the global dealer network of Renault Group brands – Renault, Dacia and Alpine.