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October 15, 2019

Volume 2 Issue 42

Tests Find No Risks from Lubrizol Fire

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Environmental impact testing following a Sept. 26 fire at Lubrizol Corp.’s plant in Rouen, France, has found no abnormal levels of contaminants in the area around the facility, but skeptical residents have demanded more transparency from the company and government officials. read more

Master Fluid Acquires Wilhelm Dietz

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Master Fluid Solutions announced on Oct. 7 the acquisition of German metalworking fluids manufacturer Wilhelm Dietz GmbH, saying it will enable products that it sells in Europe to be made in-house instead of through toll partners. Terms were not disclosed. read more

KPMG Talks Transport Trends

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Technological advances in the automobile sector and shifting social trends will change the landscape of transportation and help shape the future of the lubricants industry, an analyst said at a conference here last week. read more

Briefly Noted

Officials at Neste Corp. said base oil production at the company’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland, was not affected by a major disruption in the company’s internet technology systems. Neste reported Monday that the problem interrupted activities in Finland and the Baltic region, but a spokesperson said this morning that production at the API Group III base oil plant in Porvoo will continue normally. Neste said the problem stemmed from a hardware failure in a data center of its service provider.