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April 19, 2019

Volume 6 Issue 16

Group II Plant Opens in China

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Shandong Weifang Shida Changsheng Energy Technology Co. opened China’s newest base oil plant recently – an API Group II facility in the city of Weifang with capacity to make 300,000 metric tons per year. read more

India's Lubricant Exports Grow

India’s lubricant blenders boosted their finished lubricant exports since 2014 by targeting developing markets in regions where lubricant demand is growing, despite heavy competition from existing international and local brands, an industry insider said. read more

Chinese University Helps Market Biobased Lubes

Lubricants made from renewable resources have been slow to penetrate the Chinese market, but some say demand is starting to sprout. The castor oil engineering research center at Nankai University in Tianjin is trying to carve some space for itself by partnering with blenders to sell lubes made from plant-derived esters, mostly from castor beans. read more

Briefly Noted

ExxonMobil Asia Pacific selected automotive retail specialist MotorActive as its authorized lubricants distributor in Australia.