Price Increases: Round 3

Price Increases: Round 3

uppricesChemlube announced today it will increase the price of its Savannah lubricants by $0.20 to $0.25 a gallon. These increases go into effect on November 20, 2017. Chemlube attributes the increase to the higher price of raw materials.

Advanced Lubrication Specialties (ALS) announced today that it will increase the price of its lubricants from 6 to 10%, effective November 13, 2017.

CAM2 announced today, a bulk and package price increase of 4 to 9% per gallon (depending on product). The increase is effective November 15, 2017. CAM2 says the increase is necessary due to the continuing increase in base oil prices.

Smitty’s Supply announced today a price increase of $0.20 a gallon for bulk, $0.25 a gallon for packaged lubricants, and $0.03 a pound for packaged greases. This increase is effective November 15, 2017.

Warren Oil announced on October 24, 2017 that it will increase the price of its finished lubricants and greases by 4 to 9%. The increase will be effective as of November 17, 2017 on orders placed on or after Monday, November 20, 2017. Warren attributes the price adjustment to the increased costs of base oils, additives, packaging and transportation.

ExxonMobil announced on October 20, 2017 that it will increase the price of its lubricants by up to 6% effective November 20, 2017. This increase is said to impact both branded and unbranded lubricants, including greases.

The first it what is now taking shape to be Round 3 in lubricant price increases for 2017 was announced by Kleen Performance Products on September 6, 2017. 

Champion Focuses on Mopar with 0W-40 Modern Muscle Motor Oil

4402H Modern Muscle 0W-40 ImageChampion Brands, LLC, a major player in development and manufacturing of racing and performance products, announced this week the unveiling of a new SAE 0W-40 premium full-synthetic motor oil specifically formulated to maximize the demands of today’s high performance street vehicles.

Champion Modern Muscle (CMM) SAE 0W-40 Motor Oil is an API SN licensed viscosity recommended for Dodge Viper 8.4L, Dodge Challenger 6.4L, Dodge Charger 6.4L, Additional Modern Dodge Hemi Motors, Jeep 6.4L, Nissan GTR 3.8L, and others, plus OEM / Engine Builder “Crate Motors” requiring a high performance 0W-40 viscosity.

CMM Motor Oils will provide outstanding levels of fuel economy performance, cleaning power and engine protection, even during extended oil change intervals. These high-performance oils are proven to significantly reduce wear and viscosity breakdown due to advancements in additive engineering.

CMM Motor Oils utilize Champion’s “Blue E.T.®” (Enhanced Technology) racing additive, and Champion’s TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) performance additive. These proprietary technologies deliver unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increase horsepower and torque in most engines.

These premium mixtures of synthetic base fluids and additives provide maximum durability and protection from wear and viscosity breakdown by including special lubricity modifiers, and premium anti-wear additives This unique robust formulation enables CMM Motor Oils to outperform all leading high performance synthetic oils.

About Champion Brands, LLC
Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

Source: Champion Brands, LLC

Kleen Performance Products Announce a Price Increase

Kleen Performance Products notified its marketers that it will increase the price of its blended lubricant products by $0.60 to $0.80 a gallon. The increase takes effect immediately. Marketers are told the increase is due to continuing shifts in raw material economics and changes in supply and demand.

BioBlend Adds New Senior Executive

BioBlend PicBioBlend Renewable Resources, LLC announced today the addition of Len Badal to their senior executive team. As the demand for environmentally friendly lubricants grows, BioBlend is adding to its senior management team to foster further growth for the organization.

Len Badal

Len Badal, BioBlend

Len is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Rice University in Houston. Throughout his career Len has held a number of high-level positions with both Chevron and ExxonMobil and delivers a diverse range of experience that will aid BioBlend’s future growth.

“Len brings exceptional business experience and technical knowledge to BioBlend,” noted Sam Burkett, President of BioBlend. “BioBlend has grown significantly over the past three years and Len’s relationships with distributors, OEMs and end use customers will enable BioBlend to further accelerate that growth.”

BioBlend’s mission to provide consumers with cutting edge renewable and biobased products was a real motivator for Len’s decision to join the organization.

“It is exciting to be at the forefront of the next generation of lubricant development by joining the BioBlend team,” said Len. “We want to showcase that our lubricants can perform as well as, if not better than, traditional lubricants while helping reduce an end user’s environmental impact.”

As businesses and government entities across the world look to lessen their environmental impact and protect employees, BioBlend lubricants continues to innovate with new products that help organizations achieve their performance and sustainability goals.

About BioBlend
BioBlend is a leading manufacturer and marketer of bio-based industrial lubricants. The company provides environmentally responsible products and solutions to a variety of customers and industries around the world. For more information visit www.bioblend.com.

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