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BASF increases production capacity of antioxidants for lubricants

BASF increases production capacity of antioxidants for lubricants BASF’s global business unit Fuel and Lubricant Solutions is investing in Mexico and China to increase production of antioxidants for lubricants. The capacity expansions address growing demand for antioxidants from the increasing number of vehicles in Asia and the increasing global demand

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Highline-Warren Acquires BlueDevil Products

Enhances extensive portfolio of brands and strengthens position as a leading supplier of automotive aftermarket consumable products

Highline-Warren, a leader in the manufacture and distribution of automotive aftermarket consumable products, announced today that it has acquired BlueDevil Products, a portfolio company of The Starco Group. BlueDevil Products is a leading provider of premium performance automotive and motorsport consumable products, including stop leak solutions, fluid additives, and repair and maintenance products. The BlueDevil, Red Angel, and PJ1 brands will join Highline-Warren’s extensive portfolio of owned and licensed brands.

Valvoline Leads Packaging Innovation with Launch of FlexFill

Motor oil brand provides latest in DIY-centric gear-oil packaging, providing for enhanced flexibility, reduced product waste

Valvoline Inc. announced the retail launch of its newest gear-oil packaging innovation, FlexFillTM. The patented FlexFill bag will make changing synthetic gear oil easier — all while providing a more flexible, less wasteful automotive Do-It-Yourself (DIY) experience. 

More Lubricant Price Increases

Updated 1/6/2021:  Notifications about lubricant price increases taking effect in January 2021 are hitting the desks of marketers. The need for the adjustments is attributed to increases in the price of base oil, as well as increases in the cost of nearly all other raw materials used in the blending and packaging of lubricants. These include lubricant additives, plastic resin, and corrugated; as well as higher transportation and manufacturing costs.

Why the Price Increases?

There have been 21 times over the past 10 years where lubricant price increases have been announced. Over that time there have only been two

Petro-Canada Announces Price Increase

Most Recent Announcement Petro-Canada America Lubricants announced yesterday a price increase of up to 10% effective November 18, 2020 on its finished products. Summary of

More Price Increases

More Price Increases – Smitty’s Supply, CAM2 International, Chemlube, and Warren Oil Sinclair Lubricants announced on September 4, Amalie on September 9, Warren Distribution on

Sinclair Announces Price Increase

Sinclair Announces Price Increase Today, Sinclair Lubricants announced that due to increasing costs of raw materials, it will implement a price increase of $0.32 a