Volume 6 Issue 2

Jet Lubes Said to Contribute to Pollution

Researchers found synthetic aviation engine oils to be a significant source of fine particles polluting the air around a German airport, according to a paper published last month by an agency of the state of Hesse. A joint team from a state agency and Goethe University in Frankfurt said lubes should be addressed if levels of ultrafine particles are to be reduced.

Lubricant Demand in Germany Falls

Domestic lubricant demand in Germany during October declined 7% compared to the same month last year, to 52,234 metric tons, according to data released last month by a German government agency. The total excludes extracts, process oils and base oils not used in lubrication.

South Africa Auto Sales Jumped in 2022

Sales of new vehicles in South Africa rose by 14% in 2022 and were just 1% shy of pre-pandemic new vehicle sales in 2019, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa reported yesterday. The increase came in spite of a number of economic headwinds in the country last year.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Asean Lube Demand Projected to Grow

Shenghong Refinery Makes Maleic, MMAs

Brazil Base Oils Flat in November

Briefly Noted

Newly formed Deutschesol will distribute German blender Rowe’s sustainably manufactured lubricants in the United Kingdom. Products will be for the automotive and motorcycle, commercial vehicle, off-highway, marine, industrial and agricultural sectors, and also for motorsports.