Raízen to acquire Shell’s lubricant business in Brazil

Photo courtesy of Shell Raízen, a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Cosan SA, is acquiring Shell’s lubricant business in Brazil. In a securities filing this week, Cosan said the agreement signifies “the acquisition of the entirety of Shell’s lubricants business in Brazil by Raízen.” Shell’s lubricant assets include the lubricant blending plant located…

ASTM honors Mark Devlin with Lowrie B. Sargent, Jr. Award

Photo courtesy of ASTM ASTM International’s petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants committee (D02) presented the Lowrie B. Sargent, Jr. Award to Mark T. Devlin, technical advisor at Afton Chemical Corporation, Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A. Devlin was honored for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the committee. He was previously honored by the committee with the…

CFMOTO USA partners with Total Specialties USA

Photo courtesy of Total Specialities Total Specialties USA, part of the Americas Division for the Marketing & Services Branch of the Total Group (now TotalEnergies), and CFMOTO USA have signed an agreement for a local partnership. TOTAL HI PERF will now be the recommended lubricants partner for CFMOTO in the United States. TOTAL HI PERF products…

DuPont launches new noise-reducing, low-friction PAO grease

DuPont has launched MOLYKOTE® G-1079 Grease, a noise-reducing polyalphaolefin (PAO) grease specially formulated for sliding-contact applications with fast movement and high loads or slow movement and low loads – particularly actuators. MOLYKOTE® G-1079 Grease is available globally and meets market trends by managing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), which is important to improving users’ comfort…

Exol Lubricants continues to invest in Rotherham site

Photo courtesy of Exol Lubricants Exol Lubricants has begun work on the redevelopment of its Rotherham site, in the UK, with the aim to complete the project in July 2021. This new development is part of Exol’s continued reinvestment strategy. The project at Rotherham involves the replacement of the existing portal frame building with a…

CIMAC releases Guideline on Lubrication of Reciprocating Gas Engines

General recommendation for cylinder lube oil (CLO) feed rate adjustment depending on deposit control tendency. Image courtesy of CIMAC The CIMAC Working Group 8 on Marine Lubricants has published a Guideline on the Lubrication of Reciprocating Gas Engines, which brings together current practices for the lubrication of gas burning engines. Combustion processes in gas engines…

AMSOIL launches new 15W-50 synthetic small-engine oil

Photo courtesy of AMSOIL AMSOIL has introduced a new 15W-50 synthetic small-engine oil to better serve landscape professionals who rely on their equipment to make a living. New AMSOIL 15W-50 Synthetic Small-Engine Oil joins the 5W-30, 10W-30 and 10W-40 viscosities in this commercial-grade product line. Designed with small-engine dependability in mind, AMSOIL Synthetic Small-Engine Oil…

South Africa’s Ennero to distribute ENOC marine lubricants

Photo courtesy of Ennero ENOC Group, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has appointed Ennero, a leading lubricants and fuel distributor in South Africa, to expand ENOC’s international presence in the marine lubricants sector. Ennero, will distribute a wide range of ENOC marine lubricants exclusively to all South African ports, including Durban, Cape Town, Port…

Vertex Energy to acquire Shell’s Mobile, Alabama refinery

Photo courtesy of Shell Houston, Texas-based re-refiner Vertex Energy, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A., refinery from Shell for USD75 million. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory clearance and various closing conditions. The divestment is part of Shell’s strategy…

Caltex launches VARTECH Solution in Asia Pacific

Photo courtesy of Caltex Caltex Business Solutions has launched VARTECH Solution, its proprietary total solution for varnish control in power generation, oil and gas, manufacturing, and other turbine applications in Asia Pacific. VARTECH Solution is a two-step solution consisting of VARTECH Industrial System Cleaner (ISC) and a new range of GST® Advantage turbine oils formulated with…