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The Shape of Things to Come
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The Shape of Things to Come

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Steve Swedberg discusses the ways in which GF-7 may differ from its predecessor.

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

A research institute has developed two real-time methods for measuring the homogeneity of lubricating greases. What do t ...

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Chevron Lanka Criticizes Government

Lube Report Asia - May 27, 2022

The CEO of Chevron Lubricants Lanka recently criticized the government’s management of the lube industry, questioning ...

ACEA Updates Heavy-duty Sequences

ACEA Updates Heavy-duty Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - May 17, 2022

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association published this month an update to its ACEA Engine Oil Sequences for he ...

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

Lube Report Asia - May 13, 2022

A draft standard for lubricants for heavy-duty engines running on natural gas has cleared the project review stage and b ...

Teflon Recycler Copes with PFAS Spill

Teflon Recycler Copes with PFAS Spill

Lube Report Americas - May 11, 2022

A Kentucky town is still dealing with the fallout over a spill of “forever chemicals” three years after it was first ...

The Science Behind New Lubricant Testing

The Science Behind New Lubricant Testing

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

New engine oil performance categories mean renewed attention to the testing protocols that accompany them. Discover how ...

Latest Dexos Generation Gains Steam

Latest Dexos Generation Gains Steam

Lube Report Americas - April 20, 2022

Seven months after its commercial launch, General Motors says it is pleased with the uptake of its latest engine oil spe ...

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Report: EV Uptake Will Depend on Policies

Lube Report Americas - April 6, 2022

The global share of electric vehicles in new vehicle sales could increase to 25%-30% in 2030 and as high as 90% in 2050 ...

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EPA Penalizes Blender Over Pollution Reports

Lube Report Americas - March 23, 2022

Lubricant producer Champion Brands LLC was slapped with a $130,243 fee by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

Vietnam Weighs Tax Cut for Lubes

Vietnam Weighs Tax Cut for Lubes

Lube Report Asia - March 18, 2022

Vietnam plans to reduce its environmental protection tax for greases, lubricants and other oil products, effective April ...

U.S. to Tighten Heavy-duty Emissions

U.S. to Tighten Heavy-duty Emissions

Lube Report Americas - March 9, 2022

The United States Environmental Protection Agency unveiled on Monday proposals to implement more stringent nitrous oxide ...

New Panel Tackles PC-12 Costs

New Panel Tackles PC-12 Costs

Lube Report Americas - February 16, 2022

The development process that began last month for PC-12, the next heavy-duty engine oil category for North America, has ...

Bridging to Category II Cylinder Oils

Bridging to Category II Cylinder Oils

Lube Report EMEA - February 15, 2022

Maritime emissions regulations introduced in 2020 caused ship operators to transition to cylinder oils with lower base n ...

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Tianhe, Wei Penalized for IPO

Lube Report Asia - January 28, 2022

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission sanctioned Tianhe Chemicals Group Ltd. and its executive director this w ...

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Malaysia Updates Biodiesel Timeline

Lube Report Asia - January 14, 2022

Malaysia aims to fully switch to B20 diesel by the end of this year, according to a Reuters report, completing a transit ...

The Bounty of Bench Tests

The Bounty of Bench Tests

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The changing landscape for lubricants and greases means that bench tests must also evolve. How are bench tests supportin ...