Caitlin Jacobs

CAITLIN@LUBESNGREASES.COM

Managing Editor, Lubes'n'Greases magazine - Caitlin Jacobs joined Lubes’n’Greases in 2015 as assistant editor under co-founder Lisa Tocci, becoming managing editor for Lubes’n’Greases magazine the following year. Caitlin holds a Master’s degree in applied linguistics from the National University of Ireland, Cork, and a Bachelor’s in communications from Elon University. Her writing and editing experience includes work for nonprofits and trade associations. While living in South Korea, she led development of an online platform for the sole English-language news magazine in the city of Gwangju.

Recent Articles

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

While global lubricant demand drags, says Caitlin Jacobs, the odds are still looking good for renewable and biodegradabl …

Dexos1 Gen 3 Tests Available Sept. 1

Dexos1 Gen 3 Tests Available Sept. 1

General Motors’ proprietary tests required for its Dexos1 Gen 3 passenger car engine oil licensing will be available b …

Bio-lubes Forecast to Outpace Overall Market

Bio-lubes Forecast to Outpace Overall Market

Despite setbacks from the pandemic, demand for bio-lubricants should continue to grow faster than the overall global lub …

Consultant: Biolubes Still on Growth Trajectory

Consultant: Biolubes Still on Growth Trajectory

Despite setbacks from the pandemic, demand for bio-lubricants should continue to grow faster than the overall global lub …

Pandemic Increases Delays in Oil Changes

Pandemic Increases Delays in Oil Changes

In addition to the sudden drop in miles driven, the COVID-19 pandemic has also caused more drivers in the United States …

Pandemic Hits Rerefiners from Both Sides

Pandemic Hits Rerefiners from Both Sides

Rerefiners in North America are feeling the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in the form of reduced demand for their bas …

Hope for Recovery Voiced at Webinar

Hope for Recovery Voiced at Webinar

Order volumes for every lubricants market sector, from base oils and additives to finished lubes, dropped by 40% in Apri …

European Grease Volumes Drop

European Grease Volumes Drop

Europe reported slightly lower grease production in 2019, according to a survey conducted by the United States-based Nat …

The Green Trend Chips into Metalworking Fluids

The Green Trend Chips into Metalworking Fluids

There’s no regulatory requirement for MWFs that meet Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant standards, but formulating gre …

A New Relationship Blossoms

A New Relationship Blossoms

It was long thought that raw materials for oil-miscible PAGs were too rare or too expensive to create a widely used prod …

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Caitlin Jacobs gives an overview of global base oil capacity in 2020 and previews how the picture may change after the p …

North American Grease Production Slips

North American Grease Production Slips

North American production of lubricating greases seems to have dipped from 2018 to 2019, according to a survey by the Un …

Wax Maker Acquires PVC Lubes Company

Wax Maker Acquires PVC Lubes Company

Canadian wax maker The International Group Inc. has acquired Picayune, Mississippi-based Rheogistics LLC, which supplies …

Slow Recovery Forecast for U.S.

Slow Recovery Forecast for U.S.

The lubricants market faces a “very gradual” recovery, regardless of the ultimate size of the dip in the economy or …

Pandemic Hits Rerefiners from Both Sides

Pandemic Hits Rerefiners from Both Sides

Rerefiners in North America are feeling the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in the form of reduced demand for their bas …

Upping the Ante on Food-grade Lubes

Upping the Ante on Food-grade Lubes

Food-grade lubricant manufacturers looking to distinguish their products in the marketplace may wish to consider adding …

More Dirt, Less Ash

More Dirt, Less Ash

Engine oil advancements for off-highway applications seem to lumber along behind on-road and light-duty vehicles. Emissi …

The Synthetics Are Coming

The Synthetics Are Coming

Engine oil specs are increasing the technical demands put on base oils and pushing formulators toward using more synthet …