Dorf Ketal Completes ILMA Application Process Top-shelf additives company joins industry push for accuracy
HOUSTON, TX Oct. XX— Dorf Ketal Chemicals LLC, a leading global lubricants additives and process chemicals company, has been accepted as a member of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA). Celebrating its 60th anniversary next year, ILMA provides advocacy, networking and industry-wide initiatives that support manufacturers and suppliers of automotive and industrial oils and fluids.
“Trade groups like ILMA are key to quality additives which make quality lubricants,” notes William Loven, the new president of lubes and additives, United States division of Dorf Ketal. “ILMA’s new standards initiatives raise the bar for manufacturers of passenger car motor oil. Dorf Ketal is known for quality and will always stand behind any industry efforts to improve additive bundle products.”
Based in Mumbai, India, Dorf Ketal recently purchased ExxonMobil Chemical’s component additives business. Dorf Ketal continues to manufacture these products and other custom-specified additives. The company’s near-term plans include increasing involvement in industry associations, evaluating potential acquisitions and growth.
“ILMA has had a very successful year; membership has grown more than 10 percent in 2007,” said Celeste Powers, executive director of ILMA. “Manufacturers, suppliers and marketers are in full support of our quality-assurance initiatives for motor oils and tractor hydraulic fluids. Dorf Ketal illustrates the industry’s growing dedication to providing quality by standing behind their products.”
About Dorf Ketal Chemicals LLC
Dorf Ketal, headquartered in Mumbai, India, develops tests and manufactures specialty chemicals for the petrochemical, adhesive, paint and coating industries. All products are produced in the company’s state-of-the-art facilities and sold through six major sales offices across the globe for guaranteed delivery at competitive rates.
Dorf Ketal produces specialty chemicals for independent lube oil manufacturers; a wide range of performance-engineered products for use in refineries and for petrochemical treatment processes; and UOP refinery chemicals and UOP plastic additives.