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Safety-Kleen Adds Northeastern U.S. Rerefinery

Clean Harbors acquired a small API Group II+ rerefinery in New Hampshire last month, providing its Safety-Kleen subsidiary with a foothold in the Northeastern United States.

DuBois to Acquire Cimcool

Hillenbrand Inc. will sell its Cimcool metalworking fluids business to DuBois Chemicals Inc. for $224 million in cash, under an agreement announced last Friday.

Petrobras to Exit Colombia

Brazils Petrobras said Tuesday that it plans to sell its fuels and lubricants business in Colombia, part of a broader plan to sell assets in order to optimize its capital resources.

Calumet Acquires Wax Maker

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. announced yesterday it had acquired Paralogics LLC, a producer of candle and industrial wax blends based in Muncie, Indiana. Terms were not disclosed.

Vertellus Acquires Additives Producer Bercen

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Vertellus acquired Denham Springs, Louisiana-based Bercen Chemicals, a lubricant additives and alkyl succinic anhydrides manufacturer, the company announced last month.

GF-6, 303 Fluids Headlined 2019

From the long-awaited adoption of ILSAC GF-6 to a crackdown on 303 hydraulic fluids to mergers and acquisitions, 2019 was a busy year in the Americas for events affecting the framework of the lubes industry.

Shell Acquires Industrial Fluids Manufacturer

Shell Lubricants acquired the assets of American Chemical Technologies Inc., which manufactures and distributes industrial fluids that are based on polyalkylene glycol chemistries, the company announced last week. Terms were not disclosed.

Petrobras to Sell Uruguay Business

Brazils Petrobras started the process to sell its distribution company in Uruguay so that it can exit the South American countrys lubricants, fuels and liquid fertilizers market.

Lanxess Acquires Brazilian Biocide Maker

Lanxess acquired Itibanyl Produtos Especiais Ltda., a leading Brazilian manufacturer of biocides, including some used in metalworking fluids and lubricants. The purchase price was not disclosed for the deal, which was announced Dec. 2.

Get Spiffy Gets YLL

Get Spiffy Inc. acquired Your Location Lubrication, adding a high-volume oil change system to its fleet management service offering and uniting two companies that perform oil changes and other maintenance services on-site. Terms were not disclosed.
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