Volume 9 Issue 26

Lithium Thickeners Dip in Europe

The portion of greases made with lithium thickeners continued to decline in Europe in 2023, according to the latest survey by the National Lubricating Grease Institute, in line with a global trend since electric vehicles spurred a run-up in costs for the chemical.

Bericap Opens Factory in Kenya

Bericap, a manufacturing of closures for lubricant containers and other applications, announced last week that it has opened a factory in Nairobi.

VLS Brings Changes for Cutting Fluid

Industry watchdog Verification of Lubricant Specifications reported recently that a metalworking fluids supplier altered the formulation for a cutting fluid and amended the product’s labeling after a VLS complaint of inaccurate statements regarding health hazards. The organization, an arm of the United Kingdom Lubricant Association, posted a bulletin last month about its interaction with John Neal Ltd. concerning its Coolant CS-AQ synthetic aluminum cutting fluid. According to the bulletin, in...

From Other Editions of Lube Report

South Korea Base Oil Imports Jump

Palm Transformer Oil Project Advances

Sales at Oil Change Shops Jump 14%

Briefly Noted

New passenger car sales surged to 617,000 units in the first five months of 2024, an 81% rebound from slumped sales in the same period of 2023, according to the Association of European Businesses in Russia. Sales are still running behind levels from before the COVID-19 pandemic.