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Producers add new products despite development cost challenge

Lubrizol and Lanxess are amongst the latest lubes and additive suppliers to announce new product as the industry faces the challenge of rising development costs to meet the low-viscocity trend.

Tags: additives, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Lubrizol, Sinopec

1st May, 2019        

Michelin aims for sustainable tyres using wood

Michelin is planning to introduce wood into tyres and develop 3D printing technology in a move away from oil-based manufacture.

Tags: additives, Europe, Lubes tech

29th August, 2018        

China aims for new diesel truck lubes spec

A group of major Chinese vehicle manufacturers and energy giants are working on the nation’s first lubricant specification for diesel truck engines.

Tags: additives, API, China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, Lubes tech

20th June, 2018        

Water could be new lubricant of the future

Specialty lubricants could be revolutionised by a new water-based lubricant developed by Kluber Lubrication.

Tags: additives, Europe, Lubes tech

9th November, 2017        

Castrol promotes innovative cutting fluid

Premier lubes brand Castrol markets Hysol SL 35 XBB fluid in China

Tags: additives, Castrol, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

28th May, 2016        

Speciality additives market to grow in China

Increasingly stringent emissions regulations in emerging markets will be a boon for producers

Tags: additives, Asia, Brazil, China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, India, Lubes tech

4th April, 2016        

Infineum opens new blending plant in China

British additives leader expands operations in a key market

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Infineum, Lubes marketing

4th April, 2016        

Lubricants additives consumption increases in 2015

The global additives market grew by 1% last year, according to consultancy group Kline

Tags: additives, Africa, Asia, China, Kline, Lubes marketing, Middle East

29th February, 2016        

Continued growth for viscosity improvers forecast

The global lubricant viscosity improvers market is predicted to reach about 1.2 million metric tons by 2019, according to research.

Tags: additives, Asia, Lubes tech

21st December, 2015        

View from the Bridge - December 15

The Paris Climate Change Summit heralded some blue sky thinking in an increasingly polluted world. But what will be the impact on the lubricants industry? Only time will tell.

Tags: additives, bio lubes, CO2 emissions, Europe, Volkswagen

7th December, 2015        

China to fuel growth in global additives market

A new report shows the growth will increase at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2014 to 2022

Tags: additives, Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Lubes marketing, N America

30th November, 2015        

China leading the way in Pour Point Depressant volumes

The automotive industry in China is pushing PPD volumes across the Asia Pacific region

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubrizol

28th July, 2015        

Research reveals the secrets of lubes additive function

The University of Pennsylvania and ExxonMobil studied the nanoscale properties and mechanisms of lubricant films and uncovered the molecular mechanisms behind a common anti-wear additive.

Tags: additives, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech, N America

24th March, 2015        

Chevron Oronite makes inroads into Chinese market

US major plans new facility in Ningbo to meet rising demand

Tags: additives, Asia, Chevron, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

22nd March, 2015        

Tianhe bets big on R&D

The Chinese chemicals giant is bringing two facilities online in Q1

Tags: additives, Afton Chemicals, China, China Lubes Tech, Infineum, Lubes tech, Lubrizol

24th February, 2015        

The effect of 'Paid Prioritisation' on advertising

FCC proposed regulation could threaten cable advertising with the end of "net neutrality".

Tags: additives, Internet marketing, N America

7th February, 2015        

Independent oil producer warns against oil additive supplements

Choosing the right oil and avoiding additives supplements are vital for vehicles, according to independent Morris Lubricants.

Tags: additives, Europe, Lubes tech, OATS

12th January, 2015        

Viscosity index improvers - it's simple

Sometimes simple is best as Machinery Lubrication demonstrates with an easy explanation of a complex subject

Tags: additives, Lubes tech, Lubricants

10th November, 2014        

Rising refining activity is driving the global additives market

Oil refineries are the largest market for additives and the industry is responding to regulation and the changing supply of raw materials.

Tags: additives, base oil, Lubes marketing

7th November, 2014        

Lubrizol pioneers innovations in driveline additive technology

US additives producer presents on latest advances at industry conference

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Tech, drivetrains, Lubes tech, Lubrizol

26th October, 2014        

Space station flames could mean cleaner engines on Earth

Researchers using the International Space Station have discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars.

Tags: additives, Lubes tech, N America

9th October, 2014        

Good news for tractor seals?

A study has been carried into how elastomers are affected by biodiesel engine oil dilutions, with potentially positive results for tractor owners.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, Lubes tech, Lubricants

8th October, 2014        

Public and private sector partner to combat China's rising emissions

BASF and China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection sign a new strategic agreement

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Tech, Europe, Lubes tech

18th September, 2014        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 163

The marine lubricants sector is facing the same challenges as their land-based counterparts in helping OEMs meet emissions legislation. Meanwhile there is good news for the additives sector.

Tags: additives, Lubricants, marine, View from the Bridge

20th August, 2014        

Additives producers show mixed figures

Good half year news for Fuchs, but maintenance issues see Calumet figures take a dip.

Tags: additives, Calumet, Europe, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, N America

11th August, 2014        

Lubes additive market to pass $16bn in five years

A new report states that the global lubricant additives market is set to grow by almost 3%

Tags: additives, Afton Chemical, Asia, Infineum, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Lubrizol

11th August, 2014        

ExxonMobil Euro centre will focus on OEMs as Lubrizol gets closer to Brazil

Exxon opens and OEM-focussed tech centre in Germany, as chemical specialist Lubrizol breaks ground on new operation to meet Brazil's domestic surfactant product demand as

Tags: additives, Brazil, Europe, ExxonMobil, Lubrizol, OEM Equipment

11th August, 2014        

Marine fuels test challenges for lubes in operation and storage

New marine fuels require more robust additives, lubes and frequent testing.

Tags: additives, Lubes tech, Lubricants, marine

11th August, 2014        

View from the Bridge - China, July 2014

As China continues its battle against smog and pollution, lubes and additives producers stand to gain significantly from new legislation.

Tags: additives, China, CO2 emissions, Lubricants, View from the Bridge

24th June, 2014        

Chinese chemicals giant raises $654m in Hong Kong IPO

Tianhe Chemicals will use the proceeds to fund R&D and overseas expansion plans

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubrizol

17th June, 2014        

Evonik expands additive facilities in China

Leading chemicals producer adds capacity at Shanghai technology centre

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants

15th June, 2014        

Addivant, Pertamina to beef up China presence

Lubes companies targeting China for future growth with new plants

Tags: additives, Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, N America

16th March, 2014        

Brugger test criticised for hydraulics

Oil and additive majors Lubrizol and ExxonMobil have claimed hydraulic fluids wear test is unrealistic

Tags: additives, Europe, ExxonMobil, hydraulics, Lubrizol

12th March, 2014        

Affiliate marketing attracts new Australian retail advertisers.

Research shows advertising in the online retail sector is booming down under.

Tags: additives, Australia, Internet marketing

11th March, 2014        

Lubrizol zooms in on a new world.

Lubrizol scientists see additives molecules for the first time ever.

Tags: additives, Lubes tech, Lubrizol, nanocatalysts

11th March, 2014        

AdBlue technology increasing National IV compliance in China

DEF certified technology is helping cut emissions nationwide

Tags: additives, China, China OEM Equipment, CO2 emissions, OEM Equipment

24th January, 2014        

EPA consults on renewable fuel standards

US EPA is seeking input from industry on its proposed levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, Europe, Lubes tech, N America

7th January, 2014        

Fuel economy could be improved by molten salts

Ionic lubricants could potentially be used as additives to the base oil used in motor oil.

Tags: additives, base oil, Lubes tech, North America

25th November, 2013        

REACH still requires education

67% of companies are still REACH non-compliant according to the European Chemicals Agency

Tags: additives, Europe, Lubes tech, REACH

30th September, 2013        

Veedol to be relaunched in Europe and Asia

Tide Water Oil is preparing to relaunch the Veedol lubricants and hydraulics brand in European and Asian markets

Tags: additives, Asia, BP, Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

2nd September, 2013        

UK cosmetics company taps Chinese auto additives market

Acquisition brings UK business into China auto lubes arena.

Tags: additives, China, China lubes news, Europe, Lubes marketing

21st August, 2013        

Fuchs' second quarter bucks the trend

Q2 results for Fuchs show encouraging signs for the additives specialist.

Tags: additives, Europe, Fuchs, Lubes marketing

6th August, 2013        

Industrial additives could overtake auto in the US

New Freedonia Group report shows industrial additives and off highway are important sectors for the future as auto demand drops.

Tags: additives, automotive industry, Lubes marketing, marine, North America

20th May, 2013        

Singapore is keen to grow petrochemical industry

State administrators look to fuels production to enhance revenues

Tags: additives, Asia, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Lubrizol

18th April, 2013        

Butanol instead of ethanol?

UK-based scientists have found a method of ethanol to butanol conversion that could make mass production viable.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, Europe, innovation, Lubes tech

17th April, 2013        

Toothpaste and soap - now oil extraction

Surfactants are helping to increase oil flow in previously pumped reservoirs.

Tags: additives, fracking, innovation, North America

5th March, 2013        

Bacteria could clean ships

Painting a ship's hull with novel material may improve energy efficiency

Tags: additives, bio lubes, innovation, marine, OEM Equipment

5th March, 2013        

China’s petrochemical output up in 2012

Output up but profits fall as China's petrochemical industry affected by economic cool-down.

Tags: additives, China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Lubes tech

20th February, 2013        

Gazprom plant construction close as Russian output hits record highs

Gazprom starts work on its new blending plant in Finland as Eastern European nations expand and Russian crude output hits record levels.

Tags: additives, base oil, Europe, Gazprom, Lubes news, Lubes tech, Russia

4th January, 2013        

BP sells Malaysian interests

BP is set to dispose of its PTA operations to its Malaysian plant owner.

Tags: additives, Asia, BP, Corporate News

10th October, 2012        

New silicon and bio-diesel standards approved

A new standard for measuring silicon content in gasoline has been approved by the ASTM along with a voluntary standard for bio-diesel.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, Environment and Regulatory watch, North America, test

15th August, 2012        

New Mobil products are good for food and viscosity

ExxonMobil has launched two new products - one for the food industry and one in its base stock portfolio

Tags: additives, ExxonMobil, innovation

9th May, 2012        

Lubrizol aims at upgrades with capex

Lubrizol is aiming at significant expansion through increased capital expenditure in 2012 and 2013.

Tags: additives, China, Corporate News, Europe, Lubrizol, North America

1st May, 2012        

Ethanol plant gets go-ahead

Celanese gains approval for Najing ethanol plant

Tags: additives, bio fuels, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

19th April, 2012        

Idemitsu Kosan opens Changchun branch

Japanese chemical producer establishes China site.

Tags: additives, Asia, China lubes news, Lubes news

27th March, 2012        

Morgan Stanley buys $300m stake in Tianhe Chemicals

Private equity giant buys stake in Chinese lubes additive manufacturer.

Tags: additives, Asia, China, China lubes news, Corporate News

26th March, 2012        

Marine fuel alternative nears commercial adoption

A marine fuel created using an innovative additive is undergoing tests and could be nearing commercial adoption.

Tags: additives, Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe, marine, S America

7th March, 2012        

Chevron Oronite launches new additive

Oronite announces its new additive package for heavy-duty truck lubes.

Tags: additives, automotive industry, Chevron, innovation, Lubricants

7th March, 2012        

Asia's chemical sector benefits from sales and construction

Singapore and Thailand are set to benefit from a sale and new construction in the chemicals sector.

Tags: additives, Asia, Infineum, Lubes news

1st March, 2012        

Indonesia's lubes producer looks to expand

Pertamina announces resources set aside for significant overseas expansion plans

Tags: additives, Asia, Corporate News

23rd February, 2012        

Record results for NewMarket, with positive year for Afton

Afton Chemical and parent company, NewMarket, saw a strong 2011 despite a decline in the final Quarter.

Tags: additives, Afton Chemical, Corporate News, Newmarket, North America

10th February, 2012        

Eastman buys Solutia

Multi-billion dollar deal for chemical giant fuels an expansion into hydraulic fluids.

Tags: additives, N America

8th February, 2012        

New friction tech could make massive fuel savings

A new joint Finnish/US report predicts fuels consumption could be dramatically reduced within 10 years through new technologies.

Tags: additives, automotive industry, innovation

6th February, 2012        

Afton opens new research lab

Additives specialist offers Asian support through new China lab.

Tags: additives, Afton Chemical, Asia, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation

20th January, 2012        

Ashland sells synlubes and strengthens Cambodia

Ashland has sold part of its specialist synlubes operations and settled on a distributor in Cambodia.

Tags: additives, Asia, Corporate News, North America, Valvoline

21st November, 2011        

ATIEL announces new Group III guidelines

Standardisation of Interchange guidelines is set to ease the way for Group III lubes producers.

Tags: ACEA, additives, base oil, Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe, Lubricants

4th November, 2011        

Success for UEIL in CN3811 debate

Discussions between the European Commission and UEIL has led to exemption for lubes additives.

Tags: additives, Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe, UEIL

28th October, 2011        

Nano 'sieves' could replace antioxidants

Nano technology research could help produce 'greener' lubricants.

Tags: additives, Asia, bio lubes, Europe, innovation

3rd October, 2011        

Exxon builds US plant and selects base stock distributors

ExxonMobil Chemical has broken ground on a massive base stock plant in Texas, while its Base Sock division selects new distributors around the world.

Tags: additives, Australia, base oil, Brazil, ExxonMobil, North America

23rd September, 2011        

Nippon Oil and SK in joint venture

A new base oil and chemical refinery are being planned by JX Nippon Oil and SK Innovation as part of a new JV.

Tags: additives, Asia, base oil, Corporate News, Lubricants

22nd August, 2011        

Nanolube additive and nano diamonds reduce friction

Nano technology is moving ahead in helping to reduce boundary friction.

Tags: additives, Europe, innovation, Lubricants, N America

7th July, 2011        

Italian Biorefinery project announced

Novamont and Eni to combine resources for new bio-product refinery.

Tags: additives, bio lubes, Europe, innovation

9th June, 2011        

Amyris gives Brazil bio boost

Amyris has signed a major contract for sugar-based bio-additive production

Tags: additives, bio lubes, Brazil, innovation, N America

3rd May, 2011        

Democrats release damning fracking report

A new report from US administrators alleges damning evidence of chemical contamination by onshore oil and gas drilling companies.

Tags: additives, Environment and Regulatory watch, fracking, North America

21st April, 2011        

MSU offers fungus licence

Montana State University is offering a licence for a bio-fuel enhancing fungus.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, innovation, North America

4th April, 2011        

New 100-octane avgas additive

A new molecular additive could be a 100LL lead replacement for aviation fuel.

Tags: additives, Aviation, bio fuels

4th April, 2011        

Liqui Moly goes mining

Liqui Moly is to expand its product range into the mining sector.

Tags: additives, Europe, Lubes news, mining

25th March, 2011        

AdBlue demand to soar in China

AdBlue diesel additive demand set to increase in China according to new Integer report

Tags: additives, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch

10th March, 2011        

Clariant to buy Sud-Chemie

Chemical group Clariant is to buy competitor Sud-Chemie as part of its restructuring process.

Tags: additives, Corporate News, Europe

22nd February, 2011        

Methanol markets set for growth

New report shows that the Methanol industry is set for signficant growth over the next few years.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, Lubes news

21st February, 2011        

Chemtura ups additive production

US specialist Chemtura is to increase its polymer output by the end of Q1

Tags: additives, Europe, Lubes news, N America, S America

21st February, 2011        

New Hampshire can claim more in MTBE case

New Hampshire can claim costs for MTBE-polluted private water supplies

Tags: additives, Environment and Regulatory watch, N America

11th February, 2011        

Liqui Moly set for growth

German additive specialist is aiming for significant global growth through exports

Tags: additives, Corporate News, Europe

24th January, 2011        

ASTM working on new ETBE test method

The ASTM is hard at work creating a new test standard for Ethyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether.

Tags: additives, Environment and Regulatory watch, North America

5th January, 2011        

EPA faces another ethanol battle

The US Environment Protection Agency faces another court battle over its 15% ethanol legislation.

Tags: additives, Lubes news, North America

22nd December, 2010        

New additives could reduce SOX in flaring

A new range of additives has been launched designed to reduce sulphur oxide levels in refinery flaring.

Tags: additives, Inovation and environment

22nd December, 2010        

Afton additive gains new standard

An Afton Chemical additive range has been given Top Tier approval.

Tags: additives, Afton Chemicals, automotive industry, Inovation and environment

24th November, 2010        

Chemtura completes turnaround

Chemtura posted strong Q3 figures as it finally exits bankruptcy

Tags: additives, Corporate News, N America

17th November, 2010        

Good Q3 for Calumet

Specialist additives producer Calumet showed strong Q3 figures in line with the majority of the competition.

Tags: additives, Corporate News

17th November, 2010        

Global additives to reach $8.2bn by 2015, US also set to grow

The global petroleum additives market is set to reach $8.2bn within the next five years, with US demand also increasing, according to new reports.

Tags: additives, Lubes news

18th October, 2010        

Johnson Matthey buys Intercat

Johnson Matthey has agreed to buy the leading supplier of cracking additives.

Tags: additives, Corporate News, North America

12th October, 2010        

Baker Hughes/Intertek form alliance as Chevron appoints Azelis

An alliance between Baker Hughes and Intertek is set to enhance cargo treatment additives services, while Chevron Oranite has appointed Azelis as its Euro distributor

Tags: additives, Chevron, Lubes news, marine

6th October, 2010        

Additive costs should play greater role in European fuel pricing

Report from Russia and Ukraine suggests more attention should be paid to MTBE and ETBE factor co-efficients in gasoline pricing.

Tags: additives, automotive industry, Environment and Regulatory watch, Russia

20th September, 2010        

Georgia study shows strong positives for diesel additives

George Ports Authority announces very positive results for diesel additives study to show fuel and emissions savings

Tags: additives, CO2 emissions, Inovation and environment, N America

13th August, 2010        

EU MMT ban sticks, but door is left open

The European Union's Court of Justice upheld an earlier ruling to restrict the use of fuel MMT.

Tags: additives, Afton Chemicals, automotive industry, Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe

17th July, 2010        

Infineum to build salicylate plant

Infineum is set to boost its salicylate production with a new plant in Singapore.

Tags: additives, Asia, Infineum

6th July, 2010        


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