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UEIL Industry Statistics Committee
The UEIL Industry Statistics Committee – UISC – met in April 2018 in Mannheim/Germany and elected the committee’s new permanent members: Apu Gosalia, Chair of the Committee (VP Sustainability & Intelligence, FUCHS PETROLUB SE), David Wright (Director General UKLA), Christian Hartmann (President GEIR), Russell Patten (CEO Grayling Belgium) and Sévrine Pereira Teixeira (UEIL Communications Coordinator).
The committee had a fruitful discussion, focusing on the UISC process and data gathering for the 2018 report, as well as the planned enlargement of the statistics to all 27 EU member states in 2019.Read more
New TSA President
Andrew Amos has stepped down as President of the Tank Storage Association1 (TSA). Andrew will however take over the role of Vice-President for a period of 12 months to help with the implementation of TSA’s forward plans.
Paul Denmead, Director of Terminal Operations UK for World Fuel Services, who is the current Vice-President, will take over as President with immediate effect.Read more
SIP Celebrate 30th anniversary
On the day of SIP’s prestigious 30th anniversary dinner, SIP was presented with a plaque celebrating 10 years of customer loyalty, from its storage partner, ADPO N.V.Read more
This was presented to Peter Hollister, SIP Operations Manager, by Guy Lens, Commercial Manager and Hans Jodlowski, Tank Terminal Manager at ADPO.
rhenus TS 440: The robust and very durable coolant
With rhenus TS 440, Rhenus Lub presents an innovative coolant where the entire focus is on functionality. Thanks to its new long-term stability concept based on the latest coolant technology, rhenus TS 440 is unrivalled in terms of robustness. It is also exceptionally easy to maintain and reduces the burden imposed on production staff due to being especially easy to handleRead more
Kristiaan Van Severen joins KEMAT
The team at KEMAT welcomes Kristiaan Van Severen, who joins the company in the role of Product Manager Polyisobutylenes. This is a new position.
Kris has joined KEMAT after working for Caldic Belgium for 27 years in the roles of: Product Manager then Business Manager, Speciality Chemicals; Product Manager Polyisobutylenes; Benelux Business Manager Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Construction.Read more
Comma readies oil and lubricants market for EV opportunities
Oil and lubricants expert Comma Oil is gearing up for automotive electrification, building its range compatibility for hybrid vehicles.
Comma’s development of a quality hybrid-compatible oil and lubricants range will help workshops and distributors cater to an increasingly wide car parc of both petrol and diesel hybrid vehicles.Read more
TBN, What’s in It for Me?
Modern motor oils are high-tech products required
to meet stringent specifcations regarding their physicochemical properties and actual performance…
ReMade in Italy
Viscolube is the Italian market leader and one of the main European operators in the regeneration of waste oils. Viscolube also operates in two other different businesses: the collection of industrial hazardous waste (Viscoambiente) and the industrial waste solvent recovery and valorization (Bitolea)…
Quo Vadis Engine Oil – The developments from internal combustion engines to electro-mobility
Looking back at the beginning of mobility, we see people in ancient times move objects around with the materials that were available to them. Often these materials were rudimentary in nature and freely available with very little human intervention or processing…
Social Media – Finding Value in the Lubricants Industry
Communication channels today have evolved in the lubricants industry over the past 30 years. From the traditional newspaper, mobile and desk phone, to today’s tablets and laptops. Integrated digital devices have led the way in an ‘always connected’ society…