Specifications

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - February 14, 2020

Steve Swedberg makes an argument for more widespread adoption of API FA-4 engine oils.

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SPOTLIGHT ON ILSAC GF-6

Lubes'n'Greases - January 21, 2020

The looming introduction of one of the most complex specifications to date is top of mind for formulators. Two companies ...

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Worries Raised Over Heavy-duty Engine Tests

Lube Report Americas - January 8, 2020

The next heavy-duty engine oil category in North America is not expected for seven years, and industry insiders worry th ...

Balancing Viscosity, Wear in HDEOs

Balancing Viscosity, Wear in HDEOs

Lube Report Americas - January 8, 2020

Pressure is building for the heavy-duty engine oil market to begin shifting to lower viscosity grades, but lighter oils ...

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Panelists Encourage ILSAC-ATIEL Cooperation

Lube Report Americas - January 1, 2020

The world's two leading engine oil specification groups have developed a closer working relationship in recent years, wh ...

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Publishers Letter

Lubes'n'Greases - December 21, 2019

In October, General Motors promised its Dexos1 Gen 3 gasoline-fueled engine oil specification would be published this mo ...

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GM Releases Dexos1 Gen 3 Details

Lube Report Americas - December 18, 2019

After previously saying it would release Dexos1 Gen 3 in January and begin commercial licensing during the second quarte ...

Mexico to Revamp Motor Oil Standards

Mexico to Revamp Motor Oil Standards

Lube Report Americas - December 4, 2019

The Mexican government is preparing to publish new national engine oil standards that are modeled on those in the United ...

Group Studies Electrification of Work Trucks

Group Studies Electrification of Work Trucks

Lube Report Americas - November 20, 2019

An American Trucking Association study group has undertaken efforts to understand the effects of electrification on spec ...

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Gauging Past, Future Heavy-duty Engine Oils

Lube Report Americas - September 18, 2019

Maintaining older categories when the industry is at risk of not having the necessary engine tests to keep them alive is ...

FA-4 Oils Make Gradual Inroads

FA-4 Oils Make Gradual Inroads

Lube Report Americas - September 11, 2019

Although managers of heavy-duty truck fleets understand the fuel economy benefits of API FA-4 engine oils, many remain h ...

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Quick Uptake Forecast for GF-6

Lube Report Americas - September 11, 2019

ILSAC GF-6 will be four years late by the time it comes to market next May, but it will take little time for the industr ...

VLS Files Complaint Over Toyota Oil

VLS Files Complaint Over Toyota Oil

Lube Report EMEA - September 3, 2019

A watchdog for Europes engine oil market has accused a British supplier of Toyota genuine oils of making false performan ...

NLGI Pursues Future Grease Specs

NLGI Pursues Future Grease Specs

Lube Report Americas - August 14, 2019

The National Lubricating Grease Institute yesterday announced a collaboration with the Center for Quality Assurance to d ...

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ASTM Tackles Tractor Fluid Spec

Lube Report Americas - August 14, 2019

Adding its weight to recent efforts to rid the tractor lubricant market of poor quality products, ASTM International ann ...

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New Spec Impacts Base Oil Quality Demands

Lube Report Asia - July 12, 2019

Japans introduction of an ultra-low viscosity passenger car motor oil specification, GLV-1, in October will drive demand ...

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Optimizing Specification Development

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2019

A proposed new engine oil specification development process would disconnect engine test development from the specificat ...

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Sequence IVB Rules Approved

Lube Report Americas - July 3, 2019

The API Lubricants Group closed the last key Base Oil Interchange/Viscosity Grade Read-Across task force ballots and ind ...