Regulations, Specs & Testing

China-U.S. Trade War Drags On
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China-U.S. Trade War Drags On

Lube Report Asia - October 9, 2020

As the trade war between the United States and China approaches its third anniversary, there is little sign of resolutio ...

Worries Over Fretting Wear

Worries Over Fretting Wear

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

The Fafnir fretting wear test, an important part of several grease performance specs, has produced unacceptable variabil ...

More Changes for Metalworking?

More Changes for Metalworking?

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Some formulators are watching nervously as the United States Environmental Protection Agency reviews the safety of a wid ...

California Sets Mandate for Zero-emission Vehicles

California Sets Mandate for Zero-emission Vehicles

Lube Report Americas - September 30, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order last week requiring that all new passenger vehicles to be zero-em ...

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Allison Announces New ATF Spec

Lube Report Americas - September 30, 2020

Allison Transmission announced yesterday its newest automatic transmission fluid specification for on-highway equipment. ...

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EPA Evaluates Antiwear Agent

Lube Report Americas - September 16, 2020

A chemical used as an antiwear additive in aviation turbine oils was among 20 chemicals listed by the United States Envi ...

Shanghai Group to Set Local Standards

Shanghai Group to Set Local Standards

Lube Report Asia - September 4, 2020

The rapid emergence of electric vehicles in China highlights the need for standards for lubricants and other chemicals f ...

New Grease Spec Coming to Market

New Grease Spec Coming to Market

Lube Report Americas - September 2, 2020

The National Lubricating Grease Institute will publish details of its new High Performance Multiuse grease specification ...

Why Are Engine Tests So Difficult to Develop?

Why Are Engine Tests So Difficult to Develop?

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

It’s not just because stakeholders want better performance from engine oils in more demanding conditions—external fa ...

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Aussie Group Checks Performance Claims

Lube Report Asia - August 28, 2020

The Australia Lubricant Association has begun a program aimed at identifying products that do not meet marketing claims ...

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Sensor Gives Early Warning of Engine Failure

Lube Report Americas - August 26, 2020

U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists have reported inventing a method to detect and predict mechanical failure due t ...

Vietnam Struggles to Enforce Lube Standard

Vietnam Struggles to Enforce Lube Standard

Lube Report Asia - August 21, 2020

As its dependence on imported lubricants increases, Vietnam’s government is grappling with enforcement of its national ...

Poland Proposal Would Encourage Rerefining

Poland Proposal Would Encourage Rerefining

Lube Report EMEA - August 18, 2020

Poland’s government will introduce a waste oil management bill to encourage that used lubricants be recycled into base ...

China 6 Standard Offers Group III Opening

China 6 Standard Offers Group III Opening

Lube Report Asia - August 14, 2020

China started to implement 6a, the first phase of the China 6 emission standards, on July 1 for light-duty vehicles nati ...

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Dexos1 Gen 3 Tests Available Sept. 1

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

General Motors’ proprietary tests required for its Dexos1 Gen 3 passenger car engine oil licensing will be available b ...

Packaging’s Tricky Target

Packaging’s Tricky Target

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

The best packages hit the bull’s eye in the center of sustainability, product differentiation, performance claims and ...

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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 ...