Automotive Lubricants

More EV Adoption Means Less Lube Demand

More EV Adoption Means Less Lube Demand

Electric Vehicles InSite - February 25, 2022

The winds of change in the North American car market blow harder as recent state and corporate modernization steps signa ...

Profits Fall at Afton, Mixed for Valvoline

Profits Fall at Afton, Mixed for Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - February 9, 2022

Afton Chemical posted decreased operating profit for the fourth quarter and full year 2021 along with increased sales, w ...

Base Oils and Their Applications

Base Oils and Their Applications

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

Steve Swedberg discusses which types of base oils are available to the lubricants industry and how they can be used.

Liqui Moly Posts Higher Net Sales

Liqui Moly Posts Higher Net Sales

Lube Report EMEA - January 25, 2022

Net sales for German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly increased 20% in 2021, boosted by growth ...

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Georgia Said to Favor Cheaper Imports

Lube Report EMEA - January 25, 2022

Georgia imported 18,860 tons of motor oils in 2021, a 1.2% drop compared to the year before, and a trade organization sa ...

France Lube Demand Rises

France Lube Demand Rises

Lube Report EMEA - January 18, 2022

Lubricant demand in France was up year over year in November 2021 for the first time since August and only the second ti ...

Shell, Lukoil Top Russian Survey

Shell, Lukoil Top Russian Survey

Lube Report EMEA - January 18, 2022

A recent survey of Russian motorists found that Shell, Lukoil and ExxonMobil were the most recognized motor oil brands i ...

UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future

UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future

Electric Vehicles InSite - January 14, 2022

Surging electric vehicle sales in the United Kingdom in 2021 has made future demand for automotive lubricant uncertain, ...

The Bounty of Bench Tests

The Bounty of Bench Tests

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The changing landscape for lubricants and greases means that bench tests must also evolve. How are bench tests supportin ...

PAOs Offer Electric Performance

PAOs Offer Electric Performance

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The base stocks used to formulate lubricants for electric vehicles are vital to performance. What are the best options?

What Factors Are Swaying EV Adoption in the U.S.?

What Factors Are Swaying EV Adoption in the U.S.?

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The transition to electric vehicles is imminent, but the speed of adoption remains debatable. Explore the factors that m ...

The Aftershock

The Aftershock

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

There were eight finished lubricant price increases in 2021. What led to these increases, and how have market conditions ...

CPC Pitches PAOs for E-fluids

CPC Pitches PAOs for E-fluids

Electric Vehicles InSite - December 22, 2021

As electric vehicle sales in Europe, North America and Asia accelerate, passenger car motor oil demand could decline rap ...

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Supreme Court Reopens Infineum GF-3 Suit

Lube Report Americas - December 15, 2021

The United States Supreme Court reopened the door this week on a two-decade patent battle between Chevron Oronite and In ...

PC-12 Development Cleared for Takeoff

PC-12 Development Cleared for Takeoff

Lube Report Americas - December 15, 2021

The years-long process of writing the next heavy-duty diesel engine oil category began last week when the American Petro ...

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Castrol: Drivers Delay Maintenance

Lube Report EMEA - December 14, 2021

More than half of United Kingdom drivers responding to a recent survey said they have delayed vehicle maintenance such a ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

How About Another Engine Test? As you all know, I think we may overdo the engine test requirements for engine oils. I ...

The Road to Standardization

The Road to Standardization

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

Quantifying Tackiness and Adhesion in Greases Standardization of test methods in the lubricants industry is neither a ...