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March 22, 2019

Volume 6 Issue 12

Association Contests Indonesian Standard

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The Association of Indonesian Lubricants Distributors, Importers and Producers (Perdippi) is taking legal actions to try to nullify a mandatory national lubricant standard, SNI, scheduled to take effect Sept. 11. read more

Easing India's Reliance on Lithium Greases

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Indian grease manufacturers, like their counterparts in other countries, have for the past couple years bemoaned sharp increases in the costs of lithium, the chemical used to thicken most of the world’s greases. A speaker at an industry conference in Guwahati, India, last month advised companies to consider using aluminum complex grease instead in certain applications. read more

Thai Lube Base Expects Soft Market

State-owned Thai Oil Group reported that profit for its base oil business slumped last year and that it expects the market to continue to soften throughout this year. read more

Briefly Noted

S-Oil appointed Lube Expert as its distributor in East Malaysia for its S-Oil 7 lubricants.  Tianjin, China-based TEDA Energy and Aurun Petrochemical signed an agreement to co-develop lubricant products.