Volume 2 Issue 24
Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the June 19 edition of Lube Report Americas.
The North American auto industry now has a formal schedule for commercial introduction of the next passenger car motor oil standards and a new certification mark - a shield - for low viscosity SAE 0W-16 products.
Lubricating grease production in North America declined 4.2 percent in 2018, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institutes yearly survey, which was released this week. Production of greases made with aluminum soap and calcium soap thickeners showed growth, while those made with lithium soap and polyurea each experienced declines.
Lubricating Specialties Co. Jamaica Ltd. plans to expand its Rockfort, Jamaica, facility to add a lubricants blending plant - its second in the Caribbean island country - by the first quarter of 2020, a company official confirmed to Lube Report.