Automotive Lubricants

Pandemic Increases Delays in Oil Changes

Pandemic Increases Delays in Oil Changes

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

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

New Grease Plant Starts Up in Kansas

New Grease Plant Starts Up in Kansas

Posts - July 20, 2020

A joint venture between Japanese grease maker Kyodo Yushi and its American partner Lubrication Engineers began operating ...

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Expanding to Grow in Evolving Grease Market

Posts - July 20, 2020

Aerospace Lubricants is nearing completion on an expansion to add 10 million pounds of grease production capacity at its ...

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Brightstock Demand to Dwindle

Posts - July 20, 2020

Global bright stock demand sat at 2.7 million tons in 2017, but is expected to decline by roughly 250,000 tons by 2027, ...

Need to Know

Need to Know

Lubes'n'Greases - July 2, 2020

When the storm clouds clear, Tom Glenn believes that covid-19 will have made the lubricant business stronger and more re ...

Oil Change Sales Rise

Oil Change Sales Rise

Lube Report Americas - June 24, 2020

Sales for oil change and lubrication shops in the United States reached an estimated $6.6 billion in 2019, up 5% from $6 ...

Spotlight on Grease

Spotlight on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

The grease industry has been under pressure to develop formulations that keep pace with the increased performance and ef ...

Shear Improvement: Polymers Keep Mechanical Stability

Shear Improvement: Polymers Keep Mechanical Stability

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

Polymers can improve water resistance, thickener yield and tackiness in grease formulations, but their long molecular st ...

Not by Oil Alone

Not by Oil Alone

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

As heavy-duty OEMs struggle to improve fuel economy, the solution may lie on the surface of engine cylinders.

Greases Make MR Fluid Technology Stick

Greases Make MR Fluid Technology Stick

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

Magnetorheological fluids are being used in an increasing number of applications, but this relatively new technology sti ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

Steve Swedberg discusses why the API CH-4 heavy-duty engine oil service category may soon be phased out.

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2020

The share of vehicles in Russia that use American Petroleum Institute’s API SM or API SN motor oil categories increas ...

The Electrifying Future of Electric Vehicles

The Electrifying Future of Electric Vehicles

PEV - May 8, 2020

It is irrefutable that vehicle electrification is completely recalibrating the automotive industry in every aspect. But ...

PAO Blend Steps into the EV Thermal Management Fray

PAO Blend Steps into the EV Thermal Management Fray

PEV - May 7, 2020

All vehicles require a range of lubricants, greases, coolants and fluids, and EVs are no exception. Existing base stock ...

Let them Eat Coolant

Let them Eat Coolant

PEV - May 5, 2020

Once the market normalizes after the global lockdown, automakers and lube companies will need to look again at the long ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - April 29, 2020

Steve Swedberg compares several SUVs currently on the market and the lubricants that they require.

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Marketing Matters

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 27, 2020

Emeka Umejei looks at African grease trends.

The EV of the World’s Desire

The EV of the World’s Desire

PEV - April 16, 2020

Turkey is reviving its ambition to make at producing a 100% domestically designed and produced car, and this time it hap ...