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Brenntag Lubricants announced that it will be consolidating its company trading names from GH Berlin-Windward, NOCO Distribution, and KB Page to Brenntag Lubricants Northeast. The change will take effect October 1, 2018.

Shell Remains as BMW’s Recommended Oil Supplier Phillip 66 declares force majeure on polypropylene at Bayway refinery Valvoline to Acquire Oil Changers, Its Second Quick-Lube Acquisition in Canada TACenergy Acquires New Mexico Based Wholesale Fuel Distributor, Desert Fuels

Ocean State Oil Invests in DEF Blending, Packaging and Transport

Whereas the Ocean Blue Diesel Exhaust Fluid brand has been in the market since 2014, Ocean State Oil announced today it is now producing and packaging the product in-house with a state-of-the-art blending system.

Ocean Blue 2.5 gallon packaging machine

Ocean State Oil’s recently installed DEF system combines urea in solid or liquid concentrated form with deionized water to make a solution that conforms to the rigorous API standards for diesel exhaust fluid. The product is then sent to a laboratory for a series of tests to assure it meets or exceeds all API specifications prior to sale. Once approved, the DEF is transferred to a large holding tank for bulk delivery to customers or packaged into totes or drums. Ocean State Oil also installed a packaging line to fill 2.5-gallon jugs of DEF in-house. In addition to installing DEF blending and packaging equipment, Ocean State purchased a new 3,600-gallon stainless steel tank delivery truck to service its bulk DEF customers.

Lou Boschetti, Sales Manager, Ocean State Oil, told JobbersWorld that, “Ocean State’s investment in DEF blending and packaging equipment, together with its purchase of a new 3,600-gallon stainless steel tank delivery truck enhances Ocean State’s ability to remain competitively positioned in the DEF market and service our customers more efficiently.” Adding to this, Boschetti says, “Bringing the blending and packaging operation in-house gives Ocean State greater control over the quality of the product and this is particularly important considering the sensitivity of DEF to water quality and other issues. The purity of diesel exhaust fluid is critical to maintaining a functioning SCR system. Any chemical impurity in DEF can lead to failure of an SCR system. That is why it is very important to use only DEF products that meet ISO 22241 standards and are certified by the API.”

Ocean State Oil only sells DEF which is produced according to ISO 22241 standards and is certified by the American Petroleum Institute. Click for more

About Ocean State Oil As a Chevron 1st Source Elite Lubrication Marketer, Ocean State Oil is New England’s leading source for quality lubricants for automotive, transportation and industrial use. Since August of 2012, Ocean State Oil is part of Total Energy, LLC, one of the Santoro family of companies that include Santoro Oil and The Gas Doctor in Rhode Island; ckSmithSuperior in Massachusetts and Domestic Fuels and Lubes in Virginia and North Carolina. Ocean State Oil’s state-of-the-art facility in Quonset Point houses 50,000 square feet of space dedicated to lubricants and over one half million gallons of indoor bulk storage. Segregated piping and controls assure brand quality of bulk lubricants. Ocean State’s on-site Lubrication Engineers have the expertise to match the optimum branded engine oils, metalworking fluids or industrial lubricants to its customer’s specific applications. The company has the ability to custom blend fluids for unique applications. In addition to lubricants, Ocean State Oil manufactures and distributes its own brand of Ocean Blue Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) to businesses across RI, MA and CT. More

Total Brings TOTAL FOLIA to Market

The Lubricants Business Line of Total Specialties USA, Inc. (TSUSA), announces the launch of TOTAL FOLIA, a “revolution in the field of metalworking.” TOTAL FOLIA is a bio-sourced solution free of mineral oils and emulsifiers with high cooling and lubricating properties.

TSUSA says, TOTAL FOLIA provides substantial productivity gains through outstanding cooling and lubrication properties, reduction of process stops, longer tool life and reduced operating costs. Tooling costs in machining are a significant component of operating costs and because TOTAL FOLIA allows high temperatures to be reached, the tenacity of the tool and its natural wear increase.

TSUSA is committed to energy that is affordable, reliable and clean, in compliance with the highest safety and environmental standards and is proud to bring such a tangible solution to the challenges faced in the metalworking industry. Moreover, TOTAL FOLIA addresses three important focus areas: health, safety and environment.

  • Health Benefits: bio sourced, no smell, no fumes due to high cooling power, no skin irritation due to lack of mineral oils, cleaner operations and workspace.
  • Safety Benefits: limited inventory due to less stock keeping unit, non-slippery and spotless flooring, less hazardous components.
  • Environmental Benefits: long fluid lifespan, less hazardous to the environment, normal waste treatment methods can be applied, bio-sourced raw materials.

About Total Specialties USA, Inc. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Total Specialties USA, Inc. is a part of the Americas Division for the Marketing & Services Branch of the Total Group. Total Lubricants, a business unit of Total Specialties USA, Inc. offers a comprehensive range of oils, greases and special products for a range of industries. Our products are sold through a comprehensive network of distributors, direct channels and an online presence.

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