Japan: Lubricants Mitsui Chemicals Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony for New Lucant Plant

Editor: Ahlam Rais

The plant will be responsible for manufacturing Lucant, a hydrocarbon-based synthetic fluid which is used mainly as a viscosity modifier. The new investment will enable Mitsui and its strategic partner, Lubrizol Additives Segment to meet the growing demands of the lubricant market.

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Ground breaking ceremony at Ichihara Works.
Ground breaking ceremony at Ichihara Works.
(Source: Mitsui Chemicals)

Ichihara/Japan – Mitsui Chemicals recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new plant within Ichihara Works (Ichihara City, Chiba) to manufacture hydrocarbon-based synthetic fluid, Lucant.

Lucant is a high performance, hydrocarbon-based, specialty synthetic fluid used primarily as a viscosity modifier. It is used in the most demanding applications including automotive driveline, industrial lubricants and greases, and is the approved choice for leading OEMs and global oil marketers. Mitsui Chemicals was the first manufacturer to offer this unique synthetic fluid which boasts industry leading efficiency and durability.

This investment in additional Lucant capacity will allow Mitsui and its strategic partner, Lubrizol Additives Segment, a segment of The Lubrizol Corporation, to meet the evolving and demanding needs of the lubricant market, whilst becoming a more reliable and secure supply partner.

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