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China is the global leader in methanol use and has recently expanded methanol production capacity. Since the early 2000s, China’s methanol consumption in fuel products has risen ...

Low carbon technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels and innovation is gathering pace across the sector, finds a new report by Lloyd’s Register. But which technolog...

Robert Joore, the new general manager of leading marine lubricants supplier Total Lubmarine has laid out his vision for the company, focusing on developing a range of innovative so...

Clariant, a leading global specialty chemicals company, together with Mercedes-Benz and Haltermann Carless, have tested the use of sustainable cellulosic ethanol from agricultural ...
Marc Payne presents Castrol's revolutionary Nexcel at F+L Week 2016

Castrol’s Marc Payne explains how Nexcel is revolutionizing vehicle oil changes at F&L Asia’s F+L Week 2016 at the Regent Singapore. Read more about Nexcel…
Dan Arcy | Shell Projects and Technology | F+L Week 2016 Conference & Exhibition

Shell’s Dan Arcy provides insights on PC-11 and the reason behind the split of the new API heavy-duty engine oil category which officially became API CK-4 and API…

Made in China: A Chinese perspective on the poly alpha olefin (PAO) market
Despite a decline in worldwide lubricant demand, there is a growing appetite for synthetic lubricants that enhance fuel efficiency, increase drain intervals, reduce emissions, manage engine wear and tear, and continue to perform in extreme temperatures. The manufacture of premium lubricants is achieved using high quality base stocks, such as poly alpha …

Will U.S. lubricants sales volumes finally return to growth?
Lubricant sales in the United States have been “through the wringer” over the past decade. Much of this turmoil can be attributed to the global economic downturn. If you’re a lubricant manufacturer, importer or distributor, relying heavily on lubricant sales volumes, you could be forgiven for believing the declines were never going to subside.
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ExxonMobil Chemical to expand global hydrocarbon fluids capacity
ExxonMobil Chemical Company, a division of Exxon Mobil Corporation, said it is expanding the capacity of its global hydrocarbon fluid assets by more than 250,000 tonnes per year at its world-scale petrochemical sites in Antwerp, Belgium; Baytown, Texas; and, Jurong Island, Singapore. The capacity expansions will help the company produce …

Haltermann Carless announces upgrade and capacity expansion plans
Haltermann Carless has commissioned Neste Jacobs to plan an upgrade and expansion of the Haltermann Carless production site in Speyer, Germany. A versatile hydrogenation unit, based on Neste Jacobs’ NExSAT-technology, will enable Haltermann Carless to process larger feedstock volumes and respond to the increasing demand for very low aromatic and …


Pennzoil has teamed up with Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing Division as the official motor oil for Block and the team. Block made the switch in 2017 to protect his vehicles as they pound the p[...]

Chemtura Corporation (NYSE: CHMT) (EURONEXT: CHMT) has announced today that effective April 1, 2017 or as contracts allow, as a result of the continued escalation of costs it will increase p[...]

Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR, "Quaker") has been officially certified for the RC14001:2015 standard of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative. This certific[...]

BASF today announced the commercial launch of BorotecTM, the newest evolution of its resid oil Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts portfolio. Borotec is the latest innovation using BASF[...]

Two representatives from Chevron Oronite will be giving presentations at The Car Wash Show on April 4-6, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV. The first, which is titled Potential Impact of Self-Driving C[...]

Now in its second year, Bio-Based Live Europe will bring together technology suppliers, chemical companies, start-ups, investors, government and brands to talk about the latest innovations a[...]