Automotive Lubricants

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A Thinning Slate of Thickeners?

Lubes'n'Greases - May 27, 2014

As greasemakers eye the next round of EU chemical registrations, some may need to weed out specialty products that dont ...

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Pressure Builds on Two-Cycle Oils

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2014

Whether on a chain saw, motorbike, model airplane or big ore truck, most two-cycle engines are heavy polluters. Well nee ...

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A Burning Question for Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - May 17, 2014

Whats behind the high-temperature operating limits you see on grease labels - is it science, or just wishful thinking?

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Greases Take an Acid Test

Lubes'n'Greases - May 16, 2014

As makers of lithium complex greases cope with higher raw material costs, theres renewed interest in sebacic acid, a fam ...

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Unlock the Secrets of Your Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - May 13, 2014

Used grease can be an impenetrable mystery, yielding few clues to its life or equipment condition. It doesnt have to be ...

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Resisting Oxidation

Lubes'n'Greases - May 8, 2014

Heavy loads, grating friction and an aggressive saltwater environment. How does a new complex grease endure such torture ...

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Last Word

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 1, 2014

Races turn driving into a game – a very popular and lucrative game when it comes to premier circuits such as Feder ...

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Synthetic Specialists

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 28, 2014

Demand is growing for synthetic greases. Wilfried Bartz says these products have impressive strengths - and some weaknes ...

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Last Word

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 28, 2014

It is becoming increasingly apparent that electric and plug-in hybrid cars are catching on and are destined to become a ...

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Long on Promise

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 25, 2014

When the Soviet Union broke apart, Ukraines grease industry lost its biggest market and Russia lost its main supplier. N ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - April 23, 2014

Steve Swedberg heads to New Orleans to learn whats on the minds of fast-lube operators.

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State Dishes Fines for Oil Release

Lube Report - March 12, 2014

The state of Oregon issued $30,400 in fines to a quick lube and a plumber for intentionally discharging an oily mixture ...

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JASO Revises Motorcycle Oil Specs

Lube Report Asia - March 11, 2014

The Japanese Automotive Standards Organization is working on a two-year schedule to update specifications for both two- ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - March 5, 2014

Steve Swedberg gives us a free-wheeling tour through the engine oils needed for two-wheelers.

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Gulf to Produce Lubes, Greases in UAE

Lube Report - March 27, 2013

Gulf Oil will begin producing greases and lubricants at its Ras Al-Khaimah plant in the United Arab Emirates tomorrow. T ...

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Record Year for Grease Output

Lube Report - June 20, 2012

The worlds lubricating grease manufacturers created nearly 2.4 billion pounds of the stuff during 2011, a record-high vo ...

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Lawsuit Hits at Jiffy Lube Intervals

Lube Report - May 23, 2012

Jiffy Lube International has become the target of a class action lawsuit filed in California Superior Court for the Coun ...

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Pars Expands Grease Output

Lube Report - May 2, 2012

Irans Pars Oil is preparing to open a second grease plant at its refinery near Tehran. Officials said the new plant, whi ...