Regulations, Specs & Testing

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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 ...

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China Says U.S. Firms Dump N-propanol

Lube Report Asia - July 31, 2020

China’s Ministry of Commerce announced recently that it will impose punitive tariffs on n-propanol imported by America ...

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Rules Require Diligence from Quick Lubes

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

Enforcement of engine oil and transmission product labeling and receipt requirements that impact quick lubes and their d ...

Formulating Bike Lube Systematically

Formulating Bike Lube Systematically

Lube Report EMEA - July 10, 2020

A British supplier of bicycle cleaning products devised a process to determine the performance characteristics of chain ...

NLGI Unveils New Grease Specs

NLGI Unveils New Grease Specs

Lube Report Americas - July 8, 2020

The National Lubricating Grease Institute has scheduled a January launch for a program to certify high-performance multi ...

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2020

By a slender margin, base oil traders stayed within the half-year 200,000 metric ton quota on API Group II imports into ...

Brit Businesses Call for Sustainable Recovery

Brit Businesses Call for Sustainable Recovery

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

Shell and BP are among 150 signatories of a letter to United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging the U.K. govern ...

Air Force Aims to Extend Service Intervals

Air Force Aims to Extend Service Intervals

Lube Report Americas - June 24, 2020

The U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Environmental Quality Technical Support Branch is leading a pilot study aim ...

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Hindujas in Court Over Ownership

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2020

The Hinduja Group, owner of several lubricant businesses, is embroiled in a dispute between the four aging brothers who ...

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VLS Cites Hyperdrive Engine Oil

Lube Report EMEA - June 21, 2020

United Kingdom-based Verification of Lubricant Standards announced last week that it reported an engine oil marketed by ...

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States Sue Over Fuel Economy Rollback

Lube Report Americas - June 17, 2020

Twenty-three United States states and the District of Columbia sued President Donald Trump’s administration at the end ...

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Ajman Emirate Nabs Counterfeiters

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2020

Authorities in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, confiscated 100,000 packs of fake engine oil after a sweep last week on a co ...