Automotive Lubricants

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - October 22, 2019

Steve Swedberg explains the evolution of todays base oil market and proposes a future path.

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Industry Urged to Eye Design Changes

Lube Report Americas - October 9, 2019

Lubricant marketers should monitor new automotive engine technologies - both large changes and smaller ones - to keep ab ...

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Digitializing Can Benefit Production, Expert Says

Lube Report Americas - September 25, 2019

Lubricant and grease production plants can improve efficiency and profitability by digitalizing their operations, an ind ...

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Gauging Past, Future Heavy-duty Engine Oils

Lube Report Americas - September 18, 2019

Maintaining older categories when the industry is at risk of not having the necessary engine tests to keep them alive is ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - September 17, 2019

Steve Swedberg ponders a lubricants industry without phosphorus.

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Contradictory Compatibility

Lubes'n'Greases - September 17, 2019

Different grease compatibility charts often present conflicting information, putting end users and their equipment at ri ...

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Could PAG Be an EV AC Lube?

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - September 17, 2019

Finding the right lubricant for automotive air conditioning systems is a tough in conventional cars. Its even trickier f ...

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The Rise of SAE 0W Lubricants

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - September 17, 2019

Engine oil viscosities for light-duty vehicles have become ever lower over the past few decades. Developments have been ...

FA-4 Oils Make Gradual Inroads

FA-4 Oils Make Gradual Inroads

Lube Report Americas - September 11, 2019

Although managers of heavy-duty truck fleets understand the fuel economy benefits of API FA-4 engine oils, many remain h ...

Asian EV Momentum Builds

Asian EV Momentum Builds

PEV - August 28, 2019

Will light-duty EVs take off in Asia outside of the main markets of China, Japan and South Korea? Governments in Asi ...

Petronas Enters the EV Fluid Race

Petronas Enters the EV Fluid Race

PEV - August 28, 2019

Petronas Lubricants International’s Chief Technology Officer Eric Holthusen talks to Lubes’n’Greases about the lau ...

A New Wave of ATFs

A New Wave of ATFs

PEV - August 28, 2019

Fluid makers can no longer use existing automatic transmission fluid formulations in hybrids. But new products are being ...

Nickel Market Bullish as EV Production Rises

Nickel Market Bullish as EV Production Rises

PEV - August 28, 2019

The steel and battery industries are contributing to surging prices of this strategic commodity.

Toyota to Charge into EV Segment

Toyota to Charge into EV Segment

PEV - August 28, 2019

The Japanese car giant has big plans for EV and battery production.

China’s Year of the Electric Vehicle

China’s Year of the Electric Vehicle

PEV - August 28, 2019

Chinese domestically produced BEVs are still selling well amidst falling conventional engine sales and cheaper alternati ...

Around the EV World, Q3 2019

Around the EV World, Q3 2019

PEV - August 28, 2019

A selection of EV news stories from the past quarter.

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - August 19, 2019

Steve Swedberg laments the continued lack of standard specifications for transmission fluid.

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Deal Reached in Tractor Fluid Suit

Lube Report Americas - August 14, 2019

A preliminary settlement has been reached in a second class action lawsuit in Missouri accusing a lubricant company and ...