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Volume 20, Issue 9: September 2014 Lubes'n'Greases Magazine

Features

Test Drivers

Every engine oil upgrade is a struggle, and the GF-6 light-duty and PC-11 heavy-duty categories are no exceptions. Each needs a costly slate of new and updated engine sequence tests, before they’ll be fit to serve the next generation of vehicles. First of two parts.

Toxic Oils, Lethal Regulations

U.S. regulations are threatening to destroy the nation's used oil collection network, says NORA, the recycling trade group. So it's pursuing reform on several fronts.

Synthetics Market Has Spin to Spare

North America's demand for synthetic lubes is growing at a bouncy rate, says Kline. In fact, it's so resilient that it may offset the flatness of conventional products.

Mercedes Coaxes More MPG

The German automaker is mating steel pistons and aluminum engine blocks to boost power and reduce friction losses. What makes it all work? Tribology.

Tianhe Dreams Big, Spends Big

A recent IPO infused the native Chinese additive company with $654 million, a key milepost on its path to becoming a billion dollar global contender.

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