Base stocks

The global base stock market is in a period of relative uncertainty and rapid change. Group I production rationalisations, Group II & III capacity increases, supply and demand imbalances, the introduction of re-refined and bio-based feedstocks and the explosion in the number of base stocks that may need approvals in lubricant formulations all have a direct impact on our industry. To get a good picture of this rather volatile area, this section will share the views of a number of industry players from around the world on some of the key questions that we think will shape the future base stock market.

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