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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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Higher taxes on synthetic lubricants raise concerns in Sri Lanka
The Ceylon Motor Traders Association said that the recent 31% increase in duties and taxes on synthetic lubricants, which became effective last November, is having a negative impact on end users. “This duty and tax hike will only result in discouraging the vehicle owners from using synthetic lubricants due to …

Sinopec to pay USD1 billion for 75% stake in Chevron South Africa
China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., otherwise known as Sinopec, has agreed to purchase Chevron Corp.’s 75% stake in Chevron South Africa and its subsidiary in Botswana for almost USD1 billion. The remaining 25% of the South African assets will continue to be held by local shareholders. The purchase will be …


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[...]

Solvay and Nexeo Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXEO) announce that effective April 20, 2017, Nexeo Solutions will become an authorized distributor of the Solvay AEROSOL(R) Surfactant Chemistry, fo[...]

ASTM International’s committee on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants (D02) is sponsoring the Workshop on Particle Counting in Liquid Fuels and Lubricants – Technologies and[...]