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SHELL INTRODUCES A PORTFOLIO OF CARBON NEUTRAL LUBRICANTS IN EUROPE
Shell has announced it will offer customers carbon neutral lubricants across a range of products for passenger cars, heavy duty diesel engine and industrial applications. This initiative meets a growing desire from consumer and commercial vehicle drivers to lower their carbon footprint.Read more
EU revises Group II import quota down from 200k tonnes from January to June 2021 to 150,000 tonnes from July to Dec 2021.Read more
MAK CHEM & LUBES join A&S International Ltd
A&S International is excited to start the new year with not one but two excellent new additions to its growing range of quality brands. MAK CHEM’s range of maintenance chemicals have been acquired along with the MAK LUBES range of maintenance lubricants.Read more
Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union announces name change
ALMU will now be known as the Asian Lubricants Industry Association or “ALIA”. The new name reflects the diverse membership of the trade association and more closely aligns with ALIA’s ambition to become the trusted voice of the wider Asian lubricants industry.Read more
eMobility: Not the end of the road
eMobility is the harbinger of change, not obsolescence, for the automotive lubricant market. An agile lubricant industry can exploit emerging opportunities and create value with broader coverage oils and higher performance fluids differentiated to meet the specialised needs of this growing sector.Read more
Time to look for alternatives as Group I departs
In view of an accelerating trend of reduced supplies of Group I oils, formulators should now consider Group I replacements for applications such as industrial lubricants, metalworking fluids and process oil, write David Hedengren and Dr Gaia Franzolin, of Nynas.Read more
In conversation with Erin Durham, Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Kline Group
The complete and unabridged interview with Erin Durham, Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Kline Group, published in abridged form in Lube Issue 161Read more
Water Soluble Thickeners for Industrial and Ecofriendly Lubrication
This in-depth paper provided by Erik Willett, PhD, Technical Director, Functional Products Inc., sets out to investigate the potential of various synthetic and biobased water-soluble polymers for use in the viscosity modification of water, with the goal of optimising the search for the ‘right’ viscosityRead more
modifier or VI improver in a potential water-based lubricant.