Specifications

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 m ...

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, affecti ...

New ACEA Sequences Make Their Debut

New ACEA Sequences Make Their Debut

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

The long-awaited 2021 ACEA light-duty engine oil specifications are finally in the hands of lubricant blenders, markete ...

Additive

OEMs Agree to Mention Oil Specs

Lube Report EMEA - June 1, 2021

The German subsidiaries of Seat and Skoda have added engine oil specifications to owners manuals of their vehicles, as p ...

The Long March to PC-12 Begins

The Long March to PC-12 Begins

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

Automotive I’ve been in this business for a long time. For many years, the introduction of a new oil category was ...

Spec Development Slogs On Through Pandemic

Spec Development Slogs On Through Pandemic

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

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

Railway Greases Stay on Track

Railway Greases Stay on Track

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

There are over 140,000 miles of freight and passenger railroad tracks in both the United States and Europe. As train wh ...

ACEA Releases Updated Oil Sequences

ACEA Releases Updated Oil Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - May 4, 2021

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association published a long-awaited update to its passenger car engine oil specif ...

Gauging Interest

Gauging Interest

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

A crossover test will allow quick, easy and inexpensive grease particle counts  An industry working group is ne ...

Additive

IFC Bids to Replace Regional Oil Specs

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2021

A representative for a new automaker association unveiled its plan yesterday to create a framework to develop global spe ...

Provisional Licensing Invoked for HDEOs

Provisional Licensing Invoked for HDEOs

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute invoked provisional licensing this month for most active North American industry heavy- ...

FA-4 Gains Ground

FA-4 Gains Ground

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Protecting the internal components of heavy-duty engines is about more than efficiency. High-quality engine oil is the ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

Transmission Fluids  Back in the Twilight Zone (also known as 2020), I commented on a note that I had received ...

Additive

API Begins 2021 Monitoring Program

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute announced the start yesterday of the 2021 cycle of its Aftermarket Audit Program, sayin ...