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June 15, 2018

Volume 5 Issue 24

Sanyo to Build Additives Plant in Korea

Japan’s Sanyo Chemical will start construction of a new viscosity index improver plant in Korea next month, with operations expected to start by the end of 2019, the company announced recently. read more

Grease Production Shifts in Asia

Grease production in China remained steady in 2017 while Japan’s output grew and India shifted toward higher quality, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institute’s yearly survey, which was presented during the organization’s annual meeting earlier this week. read more

Lu’an Makes CTL Base Stocks

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China’s state-owned Shanxi Lu’an Mining Group is preparing to open a plant in Shanxi province with capacity to make 350,000 metric tons per year of coal-to-liquids base stocks. read more

Briefly Noted

Centurion received a multi-year contract beginning later this year to deliver fuels and bulk lubricants from Viva Energy’s base in Kalgoorlie, Australia, to sites as far as Meekatharra and Esperance.  ExxonMobil Lubricants announced a partnership with GoMechanic, a startup operating in several India cities that offers a network of technology-enabled cars service centers, as its exclusive lubricant partner.