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VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol
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VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A watchdog of the United Kingdom’s lubricant market has lodged a complaint against a German marketer, contending that ...

Russian Survey Highlights Top Oils

Russian Survey Highlights Top Oils

Lube Report EMEA - December 15, 2020

Shell, Lukoil and ExxonMobil remained the most popular motor oil brands in Russia in 2020, as they were two years ago, a ...

Thinning Benefit

Thinning Benefit

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

How can low-viscosity oils balance conflicting demands in modern engines?While lowering engine oil viscosities has ...

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

Fluor Corp. announced on Sept. 15 that it safely achieved mechanical completion of Valvoline’s lubricants blending pla ...

Need to Know

Need to Know

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

Tom Glenn examines how private-label lubricants made the move up from the minor leagues to the majors.

Africa Drives Forward Again

Africa Drives Forward Again

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

With five global automakers gearing up for new or increased production across the continent, more modern lubricants may ...

Additive

ACEA Amends Oil Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association issued a revision to its 2016 European oil sequences last week, ahead ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - August 3, 2020

Steve Swedberg posits that aftermarket additives, often called “snake oil” or “mouse milk,” may have some useful ...

Study Forecasts Decline for India’s Aftermarket

Study Forecasts Decline for India’s Aftermarket

Lube Report Asia - July 31, 2020

Spending in India on aftermarket engine oils and other aftermarket items will drop significantly in fiscal 2021 as a res ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Additive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2020

Steve Swedberg traces the evolution of used oil from careless disposal to rerefining.

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Canada Permits Use of Toxic Chemical

Lube Report Americas - February 12, 2020

The Canadian government decreed this month that it will permit 9-octadecenoic acid (Z)- compound with (Z)-N-9-octadeceny ...

Amalie Awaits Settlement Approval in Lawsuit

Amalie Awaits Settlement Approval in Lawsuit

Lube Report Americas - January 29, 2020

Amalie Oil Co. and the plaintiffs of a class action lawsuit against the company have asked a Florida circuit court to gr ...

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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 ...

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The Synthetics Are Coming

Lubes'n'Greases - January 21, 2020

Engine oil specs are increasing the technical demands put on base oils and pushing formulators toward using more synthet ...