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Sinorgchem to Acquire Antioxidant Plants

Jiangsu Sinorgchem Technology Co. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire two specialty chemical units of Emerald Performance Materials from DyStar LP, the US subsidiary of DyStar Global Holdings (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. The plants produce aminic and phenolic antioxidants used in lubricants.


Saudi Arabia to IPO $125 Billion of Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia is planning a three-way stock market listing for state owned Saudi Aramco, listing shares in London, Hong Kong, and New York. Aramco will sell 5% of its equity, amounting to approximately US$125 (£87.5) billion, valuing the oil giant at $2.5 trillion, overshadowing ExxonMobil's market capitalization of US$370 billion.


Hyrax Oil to Build and Operate Lube Blending Plant in Sri Lanka for CPC

Malaysia-based Hyrax Oil Sdn Bhd announced it will invest US$30 million to build a four million litres per month lubricant blending plant in Muthurajawela in western Sri Lanka. Hyrax Oil will construct the plant and blend the lubricants for Ceylon Petroleum Corp for a term of 20 years.


Afton Chemical Launches Polartech EA 700 Unique Low Foam Emulsifier Additive for MWFs

Afton Chemical has launched Polartech® EA 700, a Low Foam Emulsifier Additive, that delivers best-in-class low foam performance in severe machining conditions. According to Afton Chemical, Polartech EA 700 helps extend the fluid life far beyond normal expectations—resulting in lower costs and higher productivity.


Evonik Names Dr. Jen-Lung Wang Oil Additives Country Manager for China, and Asia-Pacific Business Development Manager

Evonik’s Oil Additives has announced the appointment of Dr. Jen-Lung Wang to the position of Oil Additives Country Manager, China. Concurrently, Jen-Lung will also assume responsibilities for Asia-Pacific business development, as the business steps-up development of new opportunities beyond its core activities.


INOLEX Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

Philadelphia, PA-based synthetic ester producer INOLEX announced last Friday that it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label for the seven of its Lexolube products.

  • Ergon Increases Prices of Its Hygold Paraffinic Base Oils - P40 Through P300 by 20 CPG and P150BS by 10 CPG, Effective May 12
  • Ergon to Increase Prices of Naphthenic Base Oils by 20 CPG, Effective May 20
  • Phillips 66 Increases Prices of Its API Group II Pure Performance 70N, 80N, 110N and 225N by 20 CPG, and 600N by 10 CPG, Effective May 6
  • Phillips 66 Increases Prices of Its API Group II+ Ultra-S2 and Ultra-S3, and Group III Ultra-S4 and Ultra-S8 by 20 CPG, Effective May 12
  • HollyFrontier Increases Prices of Its (Group I) SN70 Through SN300 by 20 CPG and Its SN600 and BS by 10 CPG Effective May 11
  • Motiva Increases Prices of Its (Group II) Star 4 (110 SUS) and Star 6 (220 SUS) by 12 CPG, and Star 12 (600 SUS) by 20 CPG, Effective May 10
  • Paulsboro Refining Increases Prices of Its (Group I) VP Low Visc by 20 CPG, Its VP500 and VP700 and Bright Stock by 10 CPG, Effective May 9
  • Cam2 Announces Finished Lubricant Price Increase of 6% to 10% on Packaged and Bulk Products Effective June 1
  • Petrobras Posts Loss of R$1.2 (US$0.34) Billion in 1Q16
  • The Freedonia Group: US Corrosion Inhibitor Demand to Reach $2.8 Billion in 2020
  • ANGUS Opens New Customer Application Center in Paris

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