Passenger Car Engine Oils

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 ...

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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 ...

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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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - November 20, 2019

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

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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 ...

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Need To Know

Lubes'n'Greases - August 19, 2019

Tom Glenn examines the narrowing gap between price and cost for finished lubes.

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Optimizing Specification Development

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2019

A proposed new engine oil specification development process would disconnect engine test development from the specificat ...

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Headwinds Cloud Lubricant Outlook

Lube Report Americas - May 1, 2019

Large potential disruptions loom on the horizon for the global lubricants industry - from electric vehicles to shared mo ...

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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 ...

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 ...