Regulations Specs & Testing

Monitoring Urged for New Cylinder Oils
An operator inspecting pumps in the engine room of an oil tanker. © zulkamalober

Monitoring Urged for New Cylinder Oils

Lube Report Asia - July 23, 2021

Lubrication and protection of ship engines became much more complex after implementation of IMO 2020 fuel regulations, m ...

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Australia Court: Wind Down Hydrodec

Lube Report Asia - July 16, 2021

A court last month ordered that transformer oil rerefiner Hydrodec Group’s dormant Australian subsidiary be wound down ...

Spotlight on Food-grade Lubricants

Spotlight on Food-grade Lubricants

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

Regulations Ramp Up for Food-grade Lubes COVID-19 may have caused widespread disruption this past year, affecti ...

New ACEA Sequences Make Their Debut

New ACEA Sequences Make Their Debut

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

The long-awaited 2021 ACEA light-duty engine oil specifications are finally in the hands of lubricant blenders, markete ...

Sanctions Hit Belarusian Base Oils

Sanctions Hit Belarusian Base Oils

Lube Report EMEA - June 29, 2021

Belarus’ base oils effectively stopped flowing to the West last week after the European Union imposed sanctions agains ...

More Evolution Foretold for Marine Lubes

More Evolution Foretold for Marine Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - June 15, 2021

As the marine shipping industry transitions to engines using new fuel types that generate less carbon dioxide, cylinder ...

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OEMs Agree to Mention Oil Specs

Lube Report EMEA - June 1, 2021

The German subsidiaries of Seat and Skoda have added engine oil specifications to owners manuals of their vehicles, as p ...

The Long March to PC-12 Begins

The Long March to PC-12 Begins

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

Automotive I’ve been in this business for a long time. For many years, the introduction of a new oil category was ...

Spec Development Slogs On Through Pandemic

Spec Development Slogs On Through Pandemic

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

People from many organizations must come together to advance lubricant specifications, ensuring that engines old and ne ...

Railway Greases Stay on Track

Railway Greases Stay on Track

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

There are over 140,000 miles of freight and passenger railroad tracks in both the United States and Europe. As train wh ...

ACEA Releases Updated Oil Sequences

ACEA Releases Updated Oil Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - May 4, 2021

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association published a long-awaited update to its passenger car engine oil specif ...

Gauging Interest

Gauging Interest

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

A crossover test will allow quick, easy and inexpensive grease particle counts  An industry working group is ne ...

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China Truck Standard Now Due July 1

Lube Report Asia - April 30, 2021

The Chinese government announced on April 25 that the parts of its China VI emission standard applying to heavy diesel v ...

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EPA Changes Tack on California Standards

Lube Report Americas - April 28, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering a 2019 action that sought to end a policy allowing Ca ...

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EPA Seeks Input on Two Additives

Lube Report Americas - April 21, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is asking for additional public input on final rules for five chemical ...

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IFC Bids to Replace Regional Oil Specs

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2021

A representative for a new automaker association unveiled its plan yesterday to create a framework to develop global spe ...

The Year of the Ox

The Year of the Ox

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Asia’s Increasing Influence on the Global Lubes Market After a tumultuous year for lubricant markets around the gl ...