Automotive Lubricants

Thirst Increases for Motorcycle Oils
A traffic jam of cars and motorcycles in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. © Alf Ribeiro / stock.adobe.com

Thirst Increases for Motorcycle Oils

Lube Report Americas - October 14, 2020

The global motorcycle oils market is projected to grow by a compound annual rate of 1.5% to 2% during the next four year ...

Valvoline Geared Up for Grease Expansion

Valvoline Geared Up for Grease Expansion

Lube Report EMEA - October 6, 2020

Custom Content – Valvoline, one of the world’s leading lubricant and automotive suppliers, has made a frictionless m ...

Europe Motorcycle Oil Demand to Stay Flat

Europe Motorcycle Oil Demand to Stay Flat

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

The global motorcycle oils market is projected to grow by a compound annual rate of 1.5% to 2% during the next four year ...

Asia Still Rules for Motorcycle Oils

Asia Still Rules for Motorcycle Oils

Lube Report Asia - October 9, 2020

The global motorcycle oils market is projected to grow by a compound annual rate of 1.5% to 2% during the next four year ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Quality Is Not as Simple as It Seems  Quality is at the heart of the oil business. We all subscribe to the posi ...

Middle East Playing Catchup in EV Race

Middle East Playing Catchup in EV Race

PEV - October 1, 2020

Electric vehicle sales have been rising in the affluent countries of the West, where per capita income and environmental ...

Additive

Allison Announces New ATF Spec

Lube Report Americas - September 30, 2020

Allison Transmission announced yesterday its newest automatic transmission fluid specification for on-highway equipment. ...

Firm Forecasts Quick Recovery in India

Firm Forecasts Quick Recovery in India

Lube Report Asia - September 25, 2020

India’s economic recovery from COVID-19 lockdowns is progressing, with encouraging signs in automotive, industrial and ...

Commercial Segment Rises in China

Commercial Segment Rises in China

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

China’s commercial vehicle lubricant market is showing signs of recovery thanks to increases in distances traveled, ac ...

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

Fluor Corp. announced on Sept. 15 that it safely achieved mechanical completion of Valvoline’s lubricants blending pla ...

Need to Know

Need to Know

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

Tom Glenn examines how private-label lubricants made the move up from the minor leagues to the majors.

Aftermarket Motor Oil Sales Fall

Aftermarket Motor Oil Sales Fall

Lube Report Americas - August 19, 2020

Aftermarket motor oil sales in the United States declined for the first half of this year, although sales picked up for ...

Africa Drives Forward Again

Africa Drives Forward Again

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

With five global automakers gearing up for new or increased production across the continent, more modern lubricants may ...

Q2 Profits Down for Afton, Valvoline

Q2 Profits Down for Afton, Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - August 5, 2020

Afton Chemical recorded lower operating profit and sales for its second quarter, and Valvoline reported decreases in ope ...

Additive

ACEA Amends Oil Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association issued a revision to its 2016 European oil sequences last week, ahead ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - August 3, 2020

Steve Swedberg posits that aftermarket additives, often called “snake oil” or “mouse milk,” may have some useful ...

Study Forecasts Decline for India’s Aftermarket

Study Forecasts Decline for India’s Aftermarket

Lube Report Asia - July 31, 2020

Spending in India on aftermarket engine oils and other aftermarket items will drop significantly in fiscal 2021 as a res ...