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U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency last week announced a ban on palm oil produced in Malaysia by Sim ...

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

Lube Report Americas - January 6, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency last month excluded the lubricant industry from a new prohibition on p ...

Cambodia Nixes Duties on Some Lubes

Cambodia Nixes Duties on Some Lubes

Lube Report Asia - January 1, 2021

Cambodia will eliminate tariffs on imported industrial lubricants effective Jan. 1 in an attempt to boost competitivenes ...

More Aggressive Climate Tack for Europe?

More Aggressive Climate Tack for Europe?

Lube Report EMEA - December 29, 2020

The European Council recommended this month that the European Union set a more ambitious goal for reducing greenhouse ga ...

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

Lube Report Americas - December 23, 2020

Several companies, including two from the lubricants industry, recently criticized a proposal by the United States Envir ...

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

The United States Environmental Protection Agency concluded Monday that perchloroethylene does not pose an unreasonable ...

Mexican Standard Modernizes Requirements

Mexican Standard Modernizes Requirements

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

Mexico’s new engine oils standard launched in mid-June introduced test methods and technical requirements to help ensu ...

Additive

NLGI Launches Grease Certification

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

The National Lubricating Grease Institute launched on Dec. 2 its new High-Performance Multiuse Grease Certification, kno ...

Oil Monitoring of Marine Lubes Still Key

Oil Monitoring of Marine Lubes Still Key

Lube Report Americas - December 2, 2020

IMO 2020’s lower sulfur cap had a profound impact on the marine lubricant landscape, changing not only oil formulation ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

The Readers Have Spoken  My wife and I were watching beach volleyball in Laguna Beach, California, on January 1. ...

Tapping into a New Test

Tapping into a New Test

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

A key test for evaluating the lubricity of metal removal fluids has been retired and a new one screwed into place in Jan ...

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Draft Work on Euro 7 Gets Pushback

Lube Report EMEA - November 24, 2020

European automakers and other industries are pushing back on a proposal that reportedly could bring a halt to sales of v ...

Industry Anticipates Change Under Biden

Industry Anticipates Change Under Biden

Lube Report Americas - November 18, 2020

With razor-thin margins of control in both the United States House and Senate, the incoming presidential administration ...

Ukraine Tightens Tracking of Lubes, Base Oils

Ukraine Tightens Tracking of Lubes, Base Oils

Lube Report EMEA - November 17, 2020

Ukraine has added a layer to its border control of base oil and lubricant imports in an effort to curb the illegal mixin ...

Zeller+Gmelin Opens Test Lab

Zeller+Gmelin Opens Test Lab

Lube Report EMEA - November 10, 2020

German lubricant manufacturer Zeller+Gmelin last week said it fully opened a new high-tech quality control testing labor ...

API Ballots Contentious Definition

API Ballots Contentious Definition

Lube Report Americas - October 28, 2020

The American Petroleum Institute Lubricants Standards Group is debating an amendment to its Engine Oil Licensing and Cer ...

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U.S. Businesses Could Face COVID Mandates

Lube Report Americas - October 28, 2020

In addition to damage it has done to demand for many types of products, the coronavirus pandemic has hampered business b ...

Heavy-duty Shifts to Lighter Oils

Heavy-duty Shifts to Lighter Oils

Lube Report Americas - October 28, 2020

The heavy-duty diesel engine oil market is gradually shifting to lower-viscosity products, with advancing technology and ...