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Synthetics Recovering in Russia

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After picking up at the start of this decade, the penetration of synthetic lubricants in Russia suffered a setback in 2014. Since then the popularity of those products has begun to recover, and industry insiders say it should grow going forward. Read More


Dubai to Curb Illegal Trading

Five government agencies recently joined hands in an effort to curb illegal lubricant trading in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The group, which was also assisted by state-owned Emirates National Oil Co., is trying to root out engine oils that do not meet the recently adopted minimum standards, API SL and API CH-4. Read More


Fuchs’ Grease Plants Progress

Fuchs’ new factory in Chicago will produce 29 different specialty greases, and its new plant near Johannesburg, South Africa, will produce a diverse range of greases starting in summer of 2017, according to the company’s 2016 annual report. Read More


Briefly Noted

Eint Automotive’s parts, lubes and batteries division will distribute S-Oil’s finished lubricants in Oman. Shell Marine claimed to be the first marine lubricant supplier to receive accreditation under the International Marine Purchasing Association’s IMPA ACT Sustainable Maritime Suppliers scheme.