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Altivia Acquires Additive Plant

Lube Report Americas - May 31, 2020

Altivia Oxide Chemicals LLC acquired KMCO and its associated chemical ethoxylation manufacturing assets in Crosby, Texas ...

Q1 Profits, Sales Up for Afton

Q1 Profits, Sales Up for Afton

Lube Report Americas - April 27, 2020

Afton Chemical posted increases in both operating profit and sales for the quarter ending March 31, compared to a year e ...

Interchange Emergency Enacted for Additives

Interchange Emergency Enacted for Additives

Lube Report Americas - April 21, 2020

The American Chemistry Council on Monday invoked an emergency protocol meant to give companies flexibility to cope with ...

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IPAC Wins Case Against Distributor

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Lubricant additive supplier IPAC said last week that it has won two arbitration decisions against a former distributor a ...

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Afton Posts Strong 2019, Valvoline Sales Up

Lube Report Americas - February 5, 2020

NewMarkets Afton Chemical reported lower operating profit in the fourth quarter but stronger full-year results, while Va ...

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Vertellus Acquires Additives Producer Bercen

Lube Report Americas - January 15, 2020

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Vertellus acquired Denham Springs, Louisiana-based Bercen Chemicals, a lubricant additi ...

Mexico to Revamp Motor Oil Standards

Mexico to Revamp Motor Oil Standards

Lube Report Americas - December 4, 2019

The Mexican government is preparing to publish new national engine oil standards that are modeled on those in the United ...

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Q3 Profit Up for Afton

Lube Report Americas - October 30, 2019

Afton Chemical, NewMarket Corp.s petroleum additives segment, reported an operating profit of $94.8 million for the quar ...

Growth Seen Looming for Additives

Growth Seen Looming for Additives

Lube Report Americas - October 2, 2019

Global lubricant additive demand volume will grow 0.5 percent per year from 4.6 million tons in 2018 to more than 4.8 mi ...

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Start-up Progresses at Sasol Project

Lube Report Americas - September 4, 2019

Sasol announced last week that its new 1.5 million tons per year ethane cracker in Lake Charles, Louisiana, reached a mi ...

MFG Upgrades Manufacturing Plants

MFG Upgrades Manufacturing Plants

Lube Report Americas - August 28, 2019

MFG Chemical recently announced manufacturing upgrades at its facilities in Dalton, Georgia, that make surfactants, este ...

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Profits Up for Afton, Down for Quaker Chem, Steady for Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - August 14, 2019

Afton Chemicals petroleum additives segment posted higher operating profit, while Quaker Chemical and HollyFrontiers lub ...

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Evonik Boosts Global Oil Additives Capacity

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2019

Evonik announced on Monday it is expanding its production capacity for polyalkylmethacrylate-based viscosity modifiers b ...

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EPA Proposes Ban of Lube Additive

Lube Report Americas - June 26, 2019

The United States Environmental Protection Agency proposed Friday to ban the use of 2,4,6-Tris(tert-butyl)phenol as a lu ...

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Q1 Profits Up, Sales Down for Afton

Lube Report Americas - May 1, 2019

Afton Chemical reported a higher operating profit and lower sales for the first quarter, compared to 2018s first quarter ...

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Aceto Sells Performance Chemicals Business

Lube Report Americas - April 17, 2019

Aceto sold its performance chemicals business, which supplies lubricant additives, to New York investment firm New Mount ...

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Trade War Disrupted Quiet 2018

Lube Report Americas - December 26, 2018

The trade war between the United States and China was one of the major events of 2018 - a year that otherwise was relati ...