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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - January 21, 2020

Steve Swedberg disputes the notion that the internal combustion engine is on its way out.

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SPOTLIGHT ON ILSAC GF-6

Lubes'n'Greases - January 21, 2020

The looming introduction of one of the most complex specifications to date is top of mind for formulators. Two companies ...

Mexican Standard Promotes Fair Practices

Mexican Standard Promotes Fair Practices

Lube Report Americas - January 15, 2020

A new engine oil standard that takes effect in Mexico in mid-2020 should help promote fair competition in the country's ...

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Worries Raised Over Heavy-duty Engine Tests

Lube Report Americas - January 8, 2020

The next heavy-duty engine oil category in North America is not expected for seven years, and industry insiders worry th ...

Balancing Viscosity, Wear in HDEOs

Balancing Viscosity, Wear in HDEOs

Lube Report Americas - January 8, 2020

Pressure is building for the heavy-duty engine oil market to begin shifting to lower viscosity grades, but lighter oils ...

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Consultant: Hybrids Will Need Group III+

Lube Report Americas - January 1, 2020

The trend toward electrified vehicles will mean an increase in demand for API Group III+ base stocks because they will b ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - December 21, 2019

Steve Swedberg clarifies the ambiguity of SAE engine oil viscosity classifications.

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Markets Change, but Customer Service Still Rules

Lubes'n'Greases - December 21, 2019

Trends come and go, and what once were attractive, high-volume sales channels are now past their prime. One thing remain ...

Around the EV World

Around the EV World

PEV - December 3, 2019

The German city of Frankfurt played host to the biannual International Auto Show in September. The major German manufact ...

Sleeping BEV Giant Awakes in Frankfurt

Sleeping BEV Giant Awakes in Frankfurt

PEV - December 3, 2019

The German city of Frankfurt played host to the biannual International Auto Show in September. The major German manufact ...

Stimulating Mexico’s Domestic EV Industry

Stimulating Mexico’s Domestic EV Industry

PEV - December 3, 2019

Mexico leads the region in electrified vehicle sales and is upping the ante with a domestically produced vehicle.

Buy My Lithium Down, Sport

Buy My Lithium Down, Sport

PEV - December 3, 2019

Western Australia’s lithium miners are feeling the pinch from reduced demand, while in South America, supplies of the ...

Mixed Blessings for Tesla

Mixed Blessings for Tesla

PEV - December 3, 2019

The world-famous Tesla is an impressive piece of engineering and design. But its rise to the top of the market has been ...

The Netherlands Leads the Charge

The Netherlands Leads the Charge

PEV - December 3, 2019

The Dutch have taken to electric vehicles like ducks to water. The sector was propelled by generous tax breaks and a hig ...

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Expanding to Grow in Evolving Grease Market

Lube Report Americas - November 20, 2019

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

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - November 20, 2019

Steve Swedberg does an API 1509-themed version of his annual Q&A column.

New Grease Plant Starts Up in Kansas

New Grease Plant Starts Up in Kansas

Lube Report Americas - November 13, 2019

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

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Axel to Expand, Improve U.S. Grease Plants

Lube Report Americas - October 30, 2019

Axel Christiernsson AB announced on Monday a multi-million dollar expansion and improvement plan across its three grease ...