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ATIEL, UEIL Form Sustainability Panel

June 18, 2024

Two of Europe’s important lubricant industry trade groups – ATIEL and UEIL – have formed a joint committee to work ...

China Diesel Oil Spec Nears Adoption

China Diesel Oil Spec Nears Adoption

April 19, 2024

China is close to approving D1, the nation’s first diesel engine oil performance specification, a speaker from China N ...

ILSAC GF-7 Sent to Ballot

ILSAC GF-7 Sent to Ballot

March 6, 2024

ILSAC GF-7, the next pair of industry performance specifications for engine oils used in conventional light-duty vehicle ...

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Quality Assurance Programs

December 29, 2023

Want to license an engine oil? Certify a lubricating grease? Sell an approved outboard motor oil? Verify that your food- ...

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Engine Oil Specification Development Committees

December 28, 2023

People from many organizations must come together to advance lubricant specifications, ensuring that engines both old an ...

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Engine Oil Category Timeline

December 28, 2023

The timeline below illustrates the sheer number of engine oil categories required to meet today’s demands compared to ...

ACEA Official: Engine Oil Specs for Years to Come

ACEA Official: Engine Oil Specs for Years to Come

October 17, 2023

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association will probably continue developing automotive engine oil specifications ...

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IFC Undertakes Third Global Spec

October 11, 2023

Three years since its founding, the International Fluids Consortium has begun working on its third engine oil specificat ...

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PdVSA Reopens Lube Blending Plant

October 4, 2023

Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. announced yesterday that it has reopened a finished lubricant blending plant at its Vassa Gu ...

API Adopts SAE 0W-8 and SAE 0W-12

API Adopts SAE 0W-8 and SAE 0W-12

September 27, 2023

The American Petroleum Institute on Thursday adopted SAE 0W-8 and 0W-12 viscosity grades into service category API SP, e ...

ACEA Updates Light-Duty Oil Sequences for 2023

ACEA Updates Light-Duty Oil Sequences for 2023

September 19, 2023

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association on Sept. 12 announced it revised its ACEA Engine Oil Sequences for lig ...

JASO Motorcycle Oil Specification Gets a Facelift

JASO Motorcycle Oil Specification Gets a Facelift

September 6, 2023

An updated motorcycle oil specification is set to hit the market soon. What’s new, and how might the new standard affe ...

Castrol Launched Hybrid Performance Standard

Castrol Launched Hybrid Performance Standard

August 25, 2023

U.K. lubricant company Castrol launched its own hybrid engine oil performance standard called Hyspec. According to the c ...

JASO Revises Motorcycle Oil Spec

JASO Revises Motorcycle Oil Spec

July 7, 2023

The Japanese Society of Automotive Engineers has updated its JASO T 903 performance specification for four-stroke motorc ...

VLS Gets Action on Non-compliant Gear Oils

VLS Gets Action on Non-compliant Gear Oils

June 27, 2023

United Kingdom-based Verification of Lubricant Specifications announced the resolution of three cases in which it identi ...

Upholding Lubricant Standards

Upholding Lubricant Standards

June 14, 2023

One United Kingdom-based organization is doing its part to ensure that lubricant standards are met or exceeded.

An Insider’s Perspective on PC-12

An Insider’s Perspective on PC-12

May 26, 2023

Lubes’n’Greases discussed the looming introduction of PC-12 with New Category Development Team Chairperson Karin Hau ...