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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 certification challenges organizations to demonstrate a commitment to improving their safety, health and environmental (SH&E) and security performance. Quaker is only the second ACC member company in the U.S. to be awarded a 2015 version of the certification.

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’s unique Boron-Based Technology (BBT) platform to provide mild- and moderate-resid feed FCC units more flexibility in crude selection, which results in increased yields of high-value products.

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 Cars on Engine Oil Requirements and Fast Lube Business, will be presented by Gary M. Parsons, Global OEM and Industry Liaison Manager, Chevron Oronite, on Tuesday, April 4, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The second, which is titled Bridging the Gap from GF-5 to GF-6: Preparing for New Industry Standards, will be presented by S. Mahboobeh Hosseini, Research and Development Engineer, Chevron Oronite, on Wednesday, April 5, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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 and share best practice. With mergers and acquisitions, product launches, breakthroughs in the laboratory and rising consumer demand, the past 12 months has been an exciting time for those involved in the Bio-Based industry.

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, formerly sold by Cytec Industries Inc., in the United States and Canada. This decision comes as a result of consolidation and rationalization efforts that will help Solvay focus on the continued development of solutions for the Coatings, Emulsion Polymerization and Industrial markets. Solvay acquired Cytec Industries Inc. in 2015. Solvay will continue to supply these products with the same manufacturing location, process and sales specifications.

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 Applications, June 29, at the Sheraton Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The symposium will take in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committee.

LAUGFS Holdings, one of the largest diversified business conglomerates re-launched its gas and lubricant corporate brands with the unveiling of new logos/packaging & advertising campaigns for the season. The new logos will portray company’s new aspirations within and beyond Sri Lanka, further strengthening LAUGFS vision to expand its energy presence on both local & global platforms.

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that Wantong Petrochemical Group is producing ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel using Honeywell UOP’s new high-activity HYT-6219 hydrotreating catalyst. The catalyst, which is part of Honeywell UOP’s Unity hydrotreating portfolio, enables Wantong Petrochemical to produce cleaner burning ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel without a costly modification of its existing hydrotreating unit in Donyging in China’s Shandong Province. Hydrotreating is a method of removing sulfur from fuels in the refining process, using proprietary catalysts.

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“Particle contamination is the number one cause of lube-related failure,” said Jason Gerig, ISOCLEAN Coordinator at Chevron Lubricants. “With new equipment, it has become even more of a focus,” he added.

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The death of the DIY oil change: What does it mean for online lubricant sales?
Estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce suggest that eCommerce sales in the U.S. grew by 14.6% in 2015. Europe anticipates online growth of a slightly lower 12% this year. Online purchasing in the Asia-Pacific region has far exceeded the U.S., a whopping 32.1% increase in 2015 and eCommerce trade worth a staggering USD834.71 billion. […]

By Hank Hogan Recently, F&L Asia posed this question in two LinkedIn discussion groups: What has been the greatest lubricant innovation in the last decade? As might be expected from a varied group scattered around the world, the responses covered everything from different types of lubricants and additives and how …

Shell opened its latest lubricant blending plant in Asia and the largest internationally operated lubricant blending plant in Indonesia in November. Previously, Shell had imported lubricant products to Indonesia from Singapore and Malaysia.

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By Alison Gaines Throughout automobile’s history, powertrain development has centred on one main aspect: performance. More recently, other concerns have come to the forefront, namely rising greenhouse gas emissions and ozone concentrations. In his keynote address at F+L Week 2016, which was held in Singapore in March, Masanori Sugiyama, executive …

“Particle contamination is the number one cause of lube-related failure,” said Jason Gerig, ISOCLEAN Coordinator at Chevron Lubricants. “With new equipment, it has become even more of a focus,” he added.

The metalworking fluids industry is often considered an “orphan industry” in the larger landscape of fuels and lubricants. At the 5th Annual Metal Removal Fluids Conference organised by the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers’ Association (ILMA) in September…