Automotive Lubricants

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No National Class Action for Dollar General Suits

Lube Report Americas - March 27, 2019

A federal judge last week granted statewide class action status to 16 groups of consumers suing Dollar General for selli ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - March 19, 2019

Steve Swedberg examines why API FA-4 oils have been on a slow, uphill slog.

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Aluminum Complex Grease Has Growth Potential in India

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 18, 2019

Electric vehicle battery makers domination of global lithium supplies leaves Indian grease makers vulnerable to shortage ...

Charge of the Lithium Brigade

Charge of the Lithium Brigade

PEV - March 6, 2019

In a coordinated strategy to stimulate domestic electric battery production, the Chinese government has reduced import d ...

Norwegians Would

Norwegians Would

PEV - March 6, 2019

Norway is a leading proponent of EVs, including battery electric vehicles and hybrids, offering its drivers an enticing ...

China EV Sales Surge During Subsidy Twilight

China EV Sales Surge During Subsidy Twilight

PEV - March 5, 2019

Electric vehicle sales in China, already running far ahead of any other country, have accelerated in recent months, part ...

Playing it Cool

Playing it Cool

PEV - March 5, 2019

Cooling fluids for electric vehicle batteries are a potential avenue of exploration and investment for lube companies, b ...

Electrifying the People’s Car

Electrifying the People’s Car

PEV - March 5, 2019

This year will see the awakening of a sleeping giant when the world’s largest car maker, Volkswagen Group, begins mass ...

Around the EV World

Around the EV World

PEV - March 5, 2019

A selection of EV news stories from the past quarter.

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ASTM Adopts Biobased Grease Test

Lube Report EMEA - February 19, 2019

ASTM International approved as a standard a new small scale oxidation test that provides more accurate results for bioba ...

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UEIL Battles Anti-competitive Practices

Lube Report EMEA - February 19, 2019

Competition rules in the European Union allow automakers to recommend certain brands of replacement parts, including eng ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - February 19, 2019

Steve Swedberg eagerly follows ILSAC GF-6s final sprint toward the finish line.

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Mixed Results for Afton, Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - February 13, 2019

Afton Chemical posted higher operating profit for its fourth quarter and a decline in its full-year operating profit, an ...

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Hill Corp. Opened Base Oil Rerefinery

Lube Report EMEA - February 5, 2019

Hill Corp. recently finished building a used oil rerefinery and a small grease unit at its lubricant blending plant in S ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - January 22, 2019

Steve Swedberg warns of the increasing entropy in the oil spec development process.

ACC Offers GF-6 Timeline, Relaxed Limits

ACC Offers GF-6 Timeline, Relaxed Limits

Lube Report Americas - January 16, 2019

An American Chemistry Council committee proposed a plan last week for the ILSAC GF-6 passenger car engine oil category t ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - December 14, 2018

Steve Swedberg gives his takeaways regarding product proliferation in the automotive market.

Albemarle in Talks for Big Lithium JV

Albemarle in Talks for Big Lithium JV

PEV - November 30, 2018

Elbow room in Western Australia's lithium mining business is shrinking with the entrance of U.S. company Albemarle.