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Sustaining Engine Oil Approval Systems
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Sustaining Engine Oil Approval Systems

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2022

With electric cars becoming the focus for most vehicle manufacturers, can the lubricants industry continue to sustain th ...

Engine Oil Development to Continue

Engine Oil Development to Continue

Lube Report Americas - October 12, 2022

Although the writing is on the wall for internal combustion engines, lubricant formulators still have work to do meeting ...

GM Joins Global Spec Initiative

GM Joins Global Spec Initiative

Lube Report Americas - October 12, 2022

The International Fluids Consortium said today that General Motors has joined the organization, an accomplishment as it ...

Additive

Low-vis Grades to be Added to GF-6

Lube Report Americas - August 31, 2022

North America’s automotive and lubricant industries are continuing their steady march to lower viscosity grades for ga ...

GF-7 Process Formally Begins

GF-7 Process Formally Begins

Lube Report Americas - August 24, 2022

Automakers and representatives of the lubricants industry have taken the first formal step toward developing the next ga ...

Despite Wish List, Industry Avoids SP Plus

Despite Wish List, Industry Avoids SP Plus

Lube Report Americas - August 10, 2022

Automakers have expressed interest to address additional issues in the latest passenger car motor oil specifications for ...

Pump Up the Policy

Pump Up the Policy

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

Lawmakers, regulators and standards agencies around the world are driving the transition to a low-carbon economy through ...

ACEA Debuts New Heavy-duty Engine Oil Sequences

ACEA Debuts New Heavy-duty Engine Oil Sequences

Lubes'n'Greases - July 6, 2022

ACEA’s new heavy-duty engine oil sequences have finally been released a year later than their light-duty counterparts. ...

The Shape of Things to Come

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 ...

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 ...