Aerospace Lubricants is nearing completion on an expansion to add 10 million pounds of grease production capacity at its plant in Columbus, Ohio, to help increase its product offerings and to open up sales into the industrial, automotive and private label grease market segments.
Lubricant distributor Lube-Tech opened an expansion of its engine testing facility in Golden Valley, Minnesota, this week. The company uses the facility both for in-house testing and to provide a variety of testing services to outside customers.
Chevron, Phillips 66, Total and Petro-Canada America Lubricants notified U.S. customers of upcoming finished lubricant price increases that go into effect from late February through early March. Like other marketers that announced increases in recent weeks, these companies cited factors such as increasing costs for raw materials such as base oils and additives.
Axel Christiernsson AB announced on Monday a multi-million dollar expansion and improvement plan across its three grease plants in the United States, including increased capacity to produce calcium sulfonate complex. The company manufactures and supplies lubricating greases in the U.S. through its Axel Americas and Axel Royal companies.
Evonik announced on Monday it is expanding its production capacity for polyalkylmethacrylate-based viscosity modifiers by 15 percent to meet rising demand. The oil additives provider has a global production footprint, including three plants in North America.
MFG Chemical recently announced manufacturing upgrades at its facilities in Dalton, Georgia, that make surfactants, esters and derivative amines, and the company has an eye set on further growth.
Lubricating Specialties Co. Jamaica Ltd. plans to expand its Rockfort, Jamaica, facility to add a lubricants blending plant - its second in the Caribbean island country - by the first quarter of 2020, a company official confirmed to Lube Report.