Briefly Noted


Ernst Proust, managing director of German lubricant and aftermarket additive maker Liqui Moly, announced he will retire on Feb. 22, 2022.  Emirates for Universal Tyres LLC, part of Abdulla Al Masaood & Sons Group, will distribute the British Duckhams lubricant brand in the United Arab Emirates under an agreement announced last week.  Effective immediately or as contracts allow, Brussels, Belgium-based Solvay will increase prices by 10% on all grades of its Supersol wire drawing lubricants, on a worldwide basis. Solvay noted that since the beginning of 2021, the cost of raw materials and non-raw material input costs – including freight, energy, and labor – continued to increase well beyond earlier expectations.

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