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July 24, 2018

Volume 1 Issue 30

Uzbekistan to Add Group II, III Capacity

Uzbekistan plans to overhaul its obsolete refining capacity to produce API Group II and Group III base oils so that the country’s lube marketers don’t need to import them to compete with foreign lubricant makers, according to an industry insider. read more

UK Additives Firm Opens Plant

Lubricant additives supplier SBZ Corp. opened a manufacturing facility and laboratory in Wickford, United Kingdom, to accommodate growing demand from blenders doing business in international markets. read more

Briefly Noted

Lanxess named Jacquez Perez as its new country representative in the United Kingdom and managing director of Lanxess Holding UK effective Oct. 1. He previously held positions at Lanxess India of vice chairman and managing director plus chief financial officer and chief compliance officer.  Agilent Technologies and Grabner Instruments entered into an equipment manufacturing agreement. Austria-based Grabner will perform in-field lube and grease analysis using Agilent’s Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy system.