Specifications

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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 ...

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The Best Bang for Your Bike

Lubes'n'Greases - June 24, 2019

Advances in four-stroke engines and emission regulations mean that passenger car oils arent a good deal for todays motor ...

API Unveils New Logo for SAE 0W-16

API Unveils New Logo for SAE 0W-16

Lube Report Americas - June 12, 2019

The North American auto industry now has a formal schedule for commercial introduction of the next passenger car motor o ...

New Guide on EALs to be Balloted

New Guide on EALs to be Balloted

Lube Report Americas - June 5, 2019

A new ASTM International guide developed to help the marine industry determine whether a lubricant is environmentally ac ...

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COAT Engine Test Back in Business

Lube Report Americas - May 22, 2019

The American Petroleum Institute announced on May 15 that the Caterpillar Oil Aeration Test, or COAT, was again availabl ...

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STM: A Sharper Tool for Engine Tests?

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2019

With its ability to save time and money, can the Single Technology Matrix carve out a larger place in engine oil approva ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON GREASE

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2019

Grease performance and production techniques continue to advance. Two companies present their latest grease innovations.

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Approvals Cease for P Industrial Lubes

Lube Report Americas - May 15, 2019

The laboratory that provided testing and certification for P hydraulic fluid and gear oil specifications has ceased oper ...

ILMA Calls for Economy THF Spec

ILMA Calls for Economy THF Spec

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2019

Amidst efforts to rid the market of 303 tractor hydraulic fluids, the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association ha ...

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GF-6: First Use Now in Sight

Lube Report Americas - April 10, 2019

It has taken over seven years, many test development delays and missed schedules, but the end is finally in sight for IL ...

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ACEA 2018 Delayed Until 2020

Lube Report EMEA - April 9, 2019

The European Automobile Manufacturers Associations 2018 engine oil sequences will be delayed until at least mid-2020, AC ...

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Chinese Marketers Eye Chinese Standards

Lube Report Asia - April 5, 2019

Chinese lubricant marketers generally follow lubricant specifications developed in North America or Europe, but one of t ...

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JASO Preps Ultra-low-viscosity PCMO Spec

Lube Report Asia - March 8, 2019

The Japanese Automotive Standards Organization is preparing for adoption next month of a new specification for ultra-low ...

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Europe Tackles Read-Across, Interchange

Lube Report EMEA - March 5, 2019

Europes lubricant industry has fallen far behind in the development of base oil interchange and viscosity grade read-acr ...

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Shandong to Phase Out Older Trucks

Lube Report Asia - March 1, 2019

Shandong province aims by 2020 to replace all local diesel vehicles that dont comply with emissions standards newer than ...

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ASTM Adopts Biobased Grease Test

Lube Report EMEA - February 19, 2019

ASTM International approved as a standard a new small scale oxidation test that provides more accurate results for bioba ...

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UEIL Battles Anti-competitive Practices

Lube Report EMEA - February 19, 2019

Competition rules in the European Union allow automakers to recommend certain brands of replacement parts, including eng ...