Volume 6 Issue 36

Omsk to Stream Group II, III in September

Gazprom Neft’s new 220,000 metric tons per year Group II and III base oil production in Omsk is scheduled to start streaming by the end of September, with first commercial loadings to take place in October, industry insiders told Lube Report.

Valvoline Buys Stake in Haertol

Valvoline Global last week announced that it has made an equity investment in Haertol Chemie GmbH, a German manufacturer of automotive antifreeze.

Virtual Lab Aims to Optimize Formulations

Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials say they have developed a virtual lab to predict effects of electrical fields on lubricant stability in components such as mechanical bearings and gearboxes used in electric vehicles and wind energy turbines, enhancing maintenance and supporting customized formulations for new products.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Chinese Blenders Adapt to Economic Downturn

Moresco Buying Out China Joint Venture Partner

Quimiguay Recycles Waste Oil in Argentina

Briefly Noted

In July, new passenger car registrations in the European Union rose 15% to 851,156, compared to the same month last year, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association reported. It was the 12th consecutive month of year-on-year growth.