Lubricants

Hope for Recovery Voiced at Webinar

Hope for Recovery Voiced at Webinar

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2020

Order volumes for every lubricants market sector, from base oils and additives to finished lubes, dropped by 40% in Apri ...

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WD-40 Profits Down

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2020

WD-40 reported net income of $14.5 million for the quarter ending May 31, down 20% from a year earlier, with net sales f ...

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Grim Outlook Given for Industry

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious damage to lubricants markets around the world, but the bigger problem could be ...

Air Force Aims to Extend Service Intervals

Air Force Aims to Extend Service Intervals

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2020

The U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Environmental Quality Technical Support Branch is leading a pilot study aim ...

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Wax Maker Acquires PVC Lubes Company

Lube Report Americas - June 21, 2020

Canadian wax maker The International Group Inc. has acquired Picayune, Mississippi-based Rheogistics LLC, which supplies ...

Covid-19 Impacts Vary by Region, Markets

Covid-19 Impacts Vary by Region, Markets

Lube Report Americas - June 14, 2020

Covid-19’s impacts on lubricant markets varied due to the differences in how and when individual countries’ governme ...

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Slow Recovery Forecast for U.S.

Lube Report Americas - June 8, 2020

The lubricants market faces a “very gradual” recovery, regardless of the ultimate size of the dip in the economy or ...

Cosan’s Lube Income and Sales Decline

Cosan’s Lube Income and Sales Decline

Lube Report Americas - June 1, 2020

Moove – Cosan’s lubricants production and distribution arm – reported lower net income, revenue and sales volumes ...

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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 ...

Survey Says EVs Will Spur Big Trends

Survey Says EVs Will Spur Big Trends

Lube Report Americas - May 22, 2020

Trends related to electric vehicles accounted for half of the 10 most popular answers in a global survey of tribologists ...

Strong Q1 for Parkland’s Lube Sales

Strong Q1 for Parkland’s Lube Sales

Lube Report Americas - May 22, 2020

Canada-based distributor Parkland Fuel Corp. posted a 26 percent increase in consolidated revenue for its lubricant segm ...

Lube-Tech Opens Distribution Center

Lube-Tech Opens Distribution Center

Lube Report Americas - May 19, 2020

Lube-Tech opened a new distribution center this week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with capacity to store up to 350,000 gallo ...

Results Decline at Calumet, Valvoline, Quaker

Results Decline at Calumet, Valvoline, Quaker

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. reported a net loss, Valvoline posted a slight decrease in operating income, Ho ...

Upping the Ante on Food-grade Lubes

Upping the Ante on Food-grade Lubes

Lube Report Americas - April 29, 2020

Food-grade lubricant manufacturers looking to distinguish their products in the marketplace may wish to consider adding ...

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GF-6, SP Hit Market May 1

Lube Report Americas - April 29, 2020

First licensing for ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B and API SP is scheduled to begin May 1. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic’s impa ...

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Lube Marketers Cut Prices

Lube Report Americas - April 24, 2020

Several major and independent lubricant marketers have reduced prices on finished products in the United States in recen ...

Covid-19 Impact Likened to Recession

Covid-19 Impact Likened to Recession

Lube Report Americas - April 21, 2020

Industry observers believe the Covid-19 pandemic could reduce lubricant demand at least as much as the Great Recession o ...