Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are taking action to ensure the safe collection and disposal of used lubricants.
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Issue 80: February 2016 Lubes'n'Greases Magazine
Europe, Middle East and Africa
The issue of sustainability has quickly moved up the corporate agenda in the Middle East as the region becomes a global base oil and re-export hub for finished lubricants.
Base oils for modern engine oils will need a viscosity index of 120 to 130 to meet the stringent volatility and viscosity requirements. Unfortunately, one industry observer points out that most base oil plants cannot produce this VI level.
The effort to boost fuel economy ever higher has forced the auto industry to examine every possible avenue to cut friction and improve efficiency.
Analysts believe Africa will be forced to move away from Group I base oils due to the on-going closure of these plants and the upgrade in the continentís vehicle population.
Looking for sustained growth at a time of structural imbalance and lower demand in Europe, the Portuguese supplier is looking to new markets to increase operating efficiencies and maximize cash flow.
Lubes'n'Greases Europe-Middle East-Africa is the first independent regional business magazine for and about the lubricants, base oil, additives and lube packaging industries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It reports on marketing and technology trends, raw material supplies, regulations and OEM specifications, and the challenges faced by end users of lubes and greases and the solutions that meet their needs. Every issue includes breaking news, in-depth features and informed opinions.
LNG EMEA has separate content from its sister magazine, Lubes'n'Greases, but offers the same reliable, unbiased and vital reporting each month.
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