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October 9, 2018

Volume 1 Issue 41

Sepahan to Upgrade Base Oil, Wax Production

Sepahan Oil Co., Iran’s largest base oil refiner, signed a contract with Germany’s EDL Anlagenbau GmbH to upgrade base oil and wax production facilities at Sepahan’s Isfahan refinery. read more

Greif Opens Steel Drum Plant in Russia

Greif Inc. opened a new multi-million dollar steel drum production plant in Kaluga, Russia, the company announced last week. The facility’s construction is part of plans to expand the company’s food-grade lubricant packaging production and increase its presence in Russia. read more

VGP Impacted Global Marine Lubes Market

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Vessel General Permit created a global standard that has drastically affected the marine lubes industry by requiring environmentally acceptable lubricants, a United Kingdom-based industry insider told a conference in Chicago last month. read more

Briefly Noted

Total Lubricants UK and Kubota UK announced a long-term partnership in which Total has developed a range of lubricant and grease products specified for Kubota-branded agricultural, groundcare and construction equipment.  IMCD Nordic will distribute Emery Oleochemicals GmbH's green polymer additives segment products – including its biobased lubricants – under Nordic’s Loxiol, Edenol and Emerox brands in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.  Greece-based marine lubricants supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. said President Jonathan McIlroy will leave the company effective Nov. 15. Kostas Polydakis was named chief operating officer and will assume McIlroy's remaining duties.