Regulations Specs & Testing

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Metalworking Fluids: STLE’s ‘Hot Topic’

Lube Report - May 16, 2012

Regulatory pressures continue to push metalworking fluid formulators to find alternative chemistries, even in the absenc ...

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PQIA: Don’t Buy Bullseye

Lube Report - April 25, 2012

Bullseye Motor Oil can cause significant damage to car engines, the Petroleum Quality Institute of America said, issuing ...

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SMF Energy Files for Chapter 11

Lube Report - April 18, 2012

Fuel and lubricants packager and distributor SMF Energy and its subsidiaries filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions in Fl ...

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Timeline Fixed for Heavy-duty Upgrade

Lube Report - April 11, 2012

The New Category Development Team has locked in a strict timeline for creating PC-11, the proposed category upgrade for ...

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Mercedes Tightens Oil Specs

Lube Report - April 4, 2012

STUTTGART, Germany – Mercedes-Benz has adopted a wide-ranging upgrade of service-fill engine oil specifications fo ...

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Feds Target Lube Exports

Lube Report - March 28, 2012

The U.S. Department of Commerce has ordered a temporary halt to exports by lubricant manufacturer Delfin Group USA, alle ...

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Fake Lubes Seized in Philippines

Lube Report - March 28, 2012

Philippine law enforcement officials confiscated 8,878 bottles of counterfeit Castrol lubricants worth U.S. $37,000 duri ...

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HazComm Standard Revised

Lube Report - March 21, 2012

OSHA yesterday released the final rule revising its Hazard Communication Standard, to align with the United Nations glob ...

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Ford Issues Engine Oil Spec

Lube Report - March 7, 2012

LONDON – With the help of lubricants ally BP Castrol, Ford has created a proprietary engine oil for its innovative ...

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ILMA, WD-40 Clash over CA Bill

Lube Report - March 7, 2012

The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association and WD-40 are at odds over a California Senate bill to amend South C ...

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Milacron Sees Red Over Pink MWF

Lube Report - March 7, 2012

Milacron and subsidiary Cimcool have sued Stough Tool Sales for marketing pink industrial fluids, alleging trademark inf ...

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Dover, EPA Settle CP Violation

Lube Report - February 15, 2012

Dover Chemical will pay $1.4 million in civil penalties for unauthorized manufacture of chlorinated paraffins at facilit ...

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Petroplus to File for Insolvency

Lube Report - January 25, 2012

Petroplus Holdings AG will file for insolvency, and the refiner was granted administration orders in the United Kingdom. ...

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Brake Fluid Leak Leads to Recall

Lube Report - January 18, 2012

Ford will recall more than 244,000 vehicles because brake fluid could leak from a defective brake master cylinder reserv ...

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Fluid Discharge Draws Penalty

Lube Report - January 11, 2012

A federal judge in Louisiana sentenced the city of Pineville to a $15,000 fine and one year unsupervised probation Jan. ...

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Shell, Tsinghua Partner in R&D

Lube Report - January 11, 2012

Shell Lubricants Technology formed a two-year research and development partnership with a laboratory at Chinas Tsinghua ...

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Thickeners Get Ready for REACH

Lube Report - May 18, 2011

PARIS – Following a major reorganization, the European REACH Grease Thickeners Consortium is on target to submit i ...

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ROBO Is Ready to Roll

Lube Report - July 22, 2009

ASTM International has published RohMaxs ROBO, a bench test designed to replace the more expensive Sequence IIIGA engine ...