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Profits Down for GP, MJL

India’s GP Petroleums Ltd. and MJL Bangladesh Ltd. each reported a drop in net profit for the quarter ending March 31.

Mixed Results for Indian Companies

Apar Industries reported a steep drop in net profit for the quarter ending March 31, while Maximus International and Continental Petroleums posted higher net profits for the quarter, compared to year-earlier results.

Grease Output Up in China, Down in India

Reported lubricating grease production was up in China and Southeast Asia, and down in India and Japan, according to a survey by the United States-based National Lubricating Grease Institute.

India Asked to Ship Castor Chemicals

Three lubricant industry associations in the United States petitioned India’s government last week to approve the export of castor oil derivatives stuck at India ports as part of a national lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Conserving Energy Through Greases

Matching the proper grease formulations to the right applications in automotive engines and drivelines can help conserve energy, an expert said at an industry event in Indore, India.

India Amends Grease Standards

Attempting to ease the impact of growing competition for lithium, India expanded a government performance standard for greases to cover other types of thickener chemicals, a government official said at an industry event earlier this month.

GP to Invest $14M for New Plant in India

United Arab Emirates-based GP Global said it plans to invest Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion or U.S. $14 million) to build a greenfield lubricant blending plant in western India.

Calcium Sulfonate Greases Gain in Mining

Lithium grease thickeners still make up the majority of the global market because of their lower cost, but demand for products made with calcium sulfonate thickeners is expected to grow because of their better performance in industries such as mining, industry insiders said at a conference in Singapore.

Lithium Complex Grease Production Grows

Production volumes of high performance lithium complex and polyurea grease are growing to meet market needs, an industry insider said at a conference in Singapore.