Specifications

The Shape of Things to Come
© Khvost

The Shape of Things to Come

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Steve Swedberg discusses the ways in which GF-7 may differ from its predecessor.

ACEA Updates Heavy-duty Sequences

ACEA Updates Heavy-duty Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - May 17, 2022

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association published this month an update to its ACEA Engine Oil Sequences for he ...

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

Lube Report Asia - May 13, 2022

A draft standard for lubricants for heavy-duty engines running on natural gas has cleared the project review stage and b ...

The Science Behind New Lubricant Testing

The Science Behind New Lubricant Testing

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

New engine oil performance categories mean renewed attention to the testing protocols that accompany them. Discover how ...

Latest Dexos Generation Gains Steam

Latest Dexos Generation Gains Steam

Lube Report Americas - April 20, 2022

Seven months after its commercial launch, General Motors says it is pleased with the uptake of its latest engine oil spe ...

New Panel Tackles PC-12 Costs

New Panel Tackles PC-12 Costs

Lube Report Americas - February 16, 2022

The development process that began last month for PC-12, the next heavy-duty engine oil category for North America, has ...

PC-12 Development Cleared for Takeoff

PC-12 Development Cleared for Takeoff

Lube Report Americas - December 15, 2021

The years-long process of writing the next heavy-duty diesel engine oil category began last week when the American Petro ...

How Valuable Are Bench Tests for Lubricants?

How Valuable Are Bench Tests for Lubricants?

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

Lubricant bench tests are small-scale tests examining a specific aspect of a lubricant’s performance. Faster and cheap ...

The Road to Standardization

The Road to Standardization

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

Quantifying Tackiness and Adhesion in Greases Standardization of test methods in the lubricants industry is neither a ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

How About Another Engine Test? As you all know, I think we may overdo the engine test requirements for engine oils. I ...

Additive

11 OEMs Back Global Spec Initiative

Lube Report Americas - November 17, 2021

Eleven automakers – the majority headquartered in Japan and South Korea – have joined the International Fluids Conso ...

Additive

API Closes Provisional Licensing

Lube Report Americas - September 22, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute closed provisional licensing, invoked in March for most active North American industry ...

Automakers Request Supplement to SP

Automakers Request Supplement to SP

Lube Report Americas - September 1, 2021

Several automakers formally requested that the American Petroleum Institute’s Lubricants Group develop a supplement to ...

VLS Resolves Mannol Complaint

VLS Resolves Mannol Complaint

Lube Report EMEA - August 24, 2021

United Kingdom-based Verification of Lubricant Specifications said it has resolved a complaint against German automotive ...

Prescribing Oils for Indonesia’s B30

Prescribing Oils for Indonesia’s B30

Lube Report Asia - August 6, 2021

Since January of 2020, Indonesia has required the content of diesel sold within its borders to be 30% biodiesel by weigh ...

International Fluids Consortium

International Fluids Consortium

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

You’ll remember that my column in June discussed the new heavy-duty engine oil category, currently called PC-12. It mu ...

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, affectin ...