Santena (Turin, Italy), the division that globally produces and markets the lubricants of PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company, will attend the 25th edition of the Lucca’s International Exhibition of Paper Industry (Lucca Fiere, 10-12 October 2018, stand 13b, upper floor) to present the suite of tailored products and services Fluid Technology Solutions™.
Well-known in particular for the sponsorship of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS MOTORSPORT Formula 1 team, for which it develops lubricants whose winning characteristics are then also applied in everyday vehicles, PETRONAS Lubricants International can also count on a new, complete range of high quality lubricating products for industrial applications named Petronas Industry.
In counter-trend to the laws of a mature market such as lubricants, PETRONAS Lubricants decided to focus on research and development in any sector in which lubricants can play a fundamental role. For this reason it has recently opened in Santena, near Turin, with an investment of over 60 million dollars, the Global Research and Technology Center equipped with cutting-edge laboratories, equipment and systems for the development of new technologies in the field of lubricating fluids.
Fluid Technology Solutions™: tailor-made products and professional assistance
The needs and challenges of the pulp and paper industries, which are fully included in industrial applications of PETRONAS’s products, are also those of PETRONAS Lubricants that, with this perspective, developed the Fluid Technology Solutions™ concept, an approach that not only offers products but also technological solutions and a series of services all aimed to support the customer.
In a continuous-cycle industrial environment, machine downtime is one of the major problems together with the costs for energy supply: PETRONAS Lubricants has focused precisely on these aspects. In fact, it has developed products that are the result of the most advanced trials and a predictive analysis system for the level of degradation of the lubricant, which allows to program the maintenance interventions identifying problems with a greater precision, reducing or completely eliminating the waiting time of spare parts and contributing the extension of the product life cycle.
Everlub Oil Analysis: ideal maintenance becomes reality
PETRONAS Lubricants has introduced the Everlub Oil Analysis service which allows to analyse the condition of the oil used in machinery to obtain information useful for planning maintenance more effectively. The sampling kit provided is simple to use and can be employed with the machine started, the drawn liquid is shipped by prepaid courier and the results, coming from an independent and certified laboratory, are notified within 48 hours with an indication of the possible actions to be taken if necessary. The history of these analyses is an extremely useful element for perfecting predictive maintenance which, moreover, is at your fingertips via the mobile app. The result is the shift from a costly maintenance based on regular intervals to a more efficient one based on actual conditions, and give rise to lower labour and repair costs and to an extension of oil change intervals.
Oils for our partners, not for customers
In addition to this, the development of products such as hydraulic fluids and anti-wear circulation oils is also fundamental. The hydraulic oils of the ESF (Energy Saving Fluids) series are "super-stabilized", with a very high viscosity index and specifically designed and formulated to reduce the energy consumption of the plants. The anti-wear circulating oils of the PETRONAS Lubricants Circula PM series, thanks to their superior performances, have an excellent water separation capacity and are developed for circulation systems for paper mills that operate under normal to extremely heavy load conditions.
Open for comparison
PETRONAS Lubricants takes the opportunity of the MIAC 2018 to reiterate one of its founding values: the ability to meet and listen to its customers and prospects in order to work side by side in the search for dedicated, cutting-edge solutions that meet the company's objectives.
"Understanding customers’ needs, acquired and potential ones, and supporting them in their competitive growth is one of our strengths – says Mario Parenti, Head, Regional Business Europe, PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) – and, thanks to our expertise and to the innovations that we constantly develop in the field of lubrication, we have a complete range of products designed for industrial organizations other than the automotive ones designed to make PETRONAS Lubricants International not just a supplier but a real partner you can count on at all times".
Thanks to its 100-year history, the great success achieved in motorsports, internal R&T resources and a philosophy aimed at constant technological improvement, all this is already possible today with PETRONAS Lubricants International. It will be also tomorrow.
Petronas Lubricants International will attend the 25th MIAC, from 10 to 12 October 2018, stand 13b (upper floor) of Lucca Fiere, located in Via della Chiesa XXXII, 237, Lucca (for furher information about opening hours and parking opportunities please click here).
To visit the Exhibition it is necessary to apply here.
About PETRONAS Lubricants International
PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) is the global lubricants manufacturing and marketing arm of PETRONAS, the national oil corporation of Malaysia. Established in 2008, PETRONAS Lubricants International manufactures and markets a full range of high-quality automotive and industrial lubricants products in over 90 markets globally. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, PLI has over 30 marketing offices in 27 countries, managed through regional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Turin, Belo Horizonte, Chicago and Durban.
Currently ranked among the top 10, PLI is driving an aggressive business growth agenda to secure its position as a leading global lubricants company.
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BASF and PETRONAS today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to undertake a joint feasibility study to produce specialty chemicals in Malaysia, a move that would extend the two parties’ existing business collaboration in the country. T he partners are considering a potential joint investment sum of approximately MYR 4.0 billion / € 1.0 billion.
Under the terms of the MoU, the two parties will evaluate the technical, commercial and economic viability of jointly owning and operating world-scale facilities for the production of specialty chemicals including non-ionic surfactants, methanesulfonic acid, iso-nonanol as well as other C4-based specialty chemical products. The final scope of the investments will be determined following the outcome of the joint feasibility study which is targeted to be completed in 2011.
The MoU was signed at the PETRONAS headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. Signing on behalf of PETRONAS were Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, Executive Vice President of Downstream Business, and Encik Kamaruddin Zakaria, Vice President of Downstream Operations. Dr. Martin Brudermüller, member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, responsible for Asia Pacific, and Ms. Saori Dubourg, President, Asia Pacific, BASF, signed on behalf of BASF.
Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin said, “The development of a new specialty chemical products portfolio is an important component of PETRONAS' plan to further grow the downstream petrochemical business as part of its integrated plan to be a key player in the region as well as to spur domestic investment in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.”
Dr. Martin Brudermüller said, "With the rapid growth of chemical markets in Asia Pacific, we are further expanding our specialty chemical business. Our joint venture with PETRONAS, based on a long-standing and successful partnership, is an excellent, well-established and competitive production platform in Asia. By expanding our local production base in Malaysia, we can further improve our ability to supply our customers in Asia, from Asia." According to its Asia Pacific Strategy 2020, BASF intends to produce 70% of Asia Pacific sales in the region, with investments of € 2.0 billion between 2009 and 2013.
The proposed move by PETRONAS and BASF will build on their successful strategic partnership in the country, established in 1997. The partnership, via BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd (of which BASF owns 60% shares) , currently own and operate an integrated complex in Gebeng, Pahang, Kuantan that produces acrylic monomers, oxo products and butanediol. As for the subsequent phase of the collaboration, PETRONAS Chemicals Group and BASF will jointly evaluate the outcome of the joint feasibility study and will adopt it as part of their strategic growth plans, if technically and commercially viable.
PETRONAS is a Global Fortune 500 company wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia, principally involved in all spectrum of integrated oil, gas and petrochemical industries. For the year ended 31 March 2010, PETRONAS recorded a group revenue of US$62.5 billion. More information on PETRONAS is available on www.petronas.com.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals and oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €50 billion in 2009 and had approximately 105,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
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