Lubrizols CPI Engineering Services is partnering with Oxea Chemicals to manufacture synthetic refrigeration lubricants in Nanjing, China. Oxea has also begun constructing a specialty derivatives plant in Nanjing that will make specialty esters used in compressor lubricants.
The plant CPI and Oxea are partnering on will manufacture CPIs Emkarate brand synthetic refrigeration lubricants, with production anticipated in the first quarter of 2014. CPI said the lubricants are suitable for use with ozone-friendly and low global warming potential refrigerants in the Asian marketplace. Some of the worlds largest original equipment manufacturers use refrigeration lubricants in commercial and industrial refrigeration, as well as in service-fill applications.
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