Bio & Synthetics

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Lube Report Asia - May 1, 2020

Shipments of castor oil derivatives are flowing from India once again, easing availability of popular grease additives a ...

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Synthetics Market Set to Grow in India

Lube Report Asia - May 11, 2018

The market for high quality base oils and synthetics in India will expand going forward as automakers strive to meet str ...

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Regs to Boost Biobased Lubes

Lube Report Asia - November 21, 2017

Asian policymakers continual tightening of environmental regulations is expected to help spur biobased lubricants demand ...

Korean Politician Urges Dam Lubes Reform

Korean Politician Urges Dam Lubes Reform

Lube Report Asia - November 14, 2017

Lubricants in the majority of water resource facilities in South Korea pose threats to public safety and the environment ...

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Chinese Ether Maker Flexes Muscles in R&D

Lube Report Asia - November 7, 2017

A Chinese ether maker decided to maximize its competitiveness through serving niche markets.

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Verdezyne DDDA Plant Underway

Lube Report Asia - October 17, 2017

Verdezyne Inc. began constructing a commercial-scale, palm-based dodecanedioic acid manufacturing facility in Iskandar, ...

KLK Expands Esters Capacity

KLK Expands Esters Capacity

Lube Report Asia - October 10, 2017

Malaysias KLK Oleo Sdn increased its ester production capacity by 40 percent with the completion of a new plant in Klang ...

CTL Supplier Eyes Synlubes Market

CTL Supplier Eyes Synlubes Market

Lube Report Asia - August 1, 2017

China may soon welcome a new provider of synthetic lubricants derived from coal-to-liquid base stocks, as Shanxi Luan Ta ...

Vehicle Production to Float Asias Market

Vehicle Production to Float Asias Market

Lube Report Asia - May 30, 2017

The Asia-Pacific regions total lube market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of nearly 4 percent through 202 ...

Sri Lankas Synlubes Tax Hike: Good or Bad?

Sri Lankas Synlubes Tax Hike: Good or Bad?

Lube Report Asia - April 11, 2017

Duties and taxes on synthetic lubricants in Sri Lanka shot up by 31 percent late last year, a move commerce advocate gro ...

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Indonesia May See Shift to Synthetic PCMOs

Lube Report Asia - March 7, 2017

As Indonesias automotive parc continues its forecasted path to over a million units this year, observers say that prefer ...

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Synthetics Forecast to Lead Asia-Pacifics Lube Growth

Lube Report Asia - November 29, 2016

Asia-Pacific's synthetic lubricants demand will expand at a compound annual rate of more than 6 percent to 2020, with Ja ...

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Group III Dominates India Synlubes

Lube Report Asia - April 12, 2016

Demand for synthetic base stocks in India is growing, but the markets price consciousness means that most of the volume ...

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Perstorp Considers Penta Plant in India

Lube Report Asia - March 1, 2016

Perstorp announced recently that it may build a world-scale pentaerythritol factory in India to better position itself t ...

Biodegradables Still Marginal in China

Biodegradables Still Marginal in China

Lube Report Asia - February 16, 2016

Biodegradable base stocks have yet to gain much popularity in China, but a growing number of companies are making invest ...

Green Cars a Boon for Indie Workshops?

Green Cars a Boon for Indie Workshops?

Lube Report Asia - February 2, 2016

As warranties expire on the first waves of Indonesia's low-cost green cars, independent automobile workshops are likely ...

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Synthetic Base Stocks Flow From Asia

Lube Report Asia - September 22, 2015

Compared to Europe and North America, the Asia-Pacific region does not consume much synthetic base stock, but it produce ...