Volume 4 Issue 13

Provisional Licensing Invoked for HDEOs

The American Petroleum Institute invoked provisional licensing this month for most active North American industry heavy-duty diesel engine oil specifications because independent laboratories are unable to run the Mack T-12 wear test. The action means that lubricant marketers seeking new licenses for heavy-duty oils will temporarily do so without being able to demonstrate a key performance parameter.

Canada Floats Toxic Listing for Ester

Canada’s health and environment agencies recently recommended regulatory actions for a form of thiophosphate alkyl esters, or TPAE, that is used in metalworking fluids. They include risk management documentation and discussions and addition of the chemical to a toxic substances list.

Gen III Announces Rerefinery Builder

Gen III Oil Corp. announced on Monday that it has contracted Koch Project Solutions to provide engineering, construction and licensed vendor teams for a planned API Group II+ and Group III rerefinery that would be located in the U.S. Gulf Coast region. The Vancouver, Canada-based startup company is still working to select a site and obtain financing for the project.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Taif Makes Lubes in Nizhnekamsk

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

South Korea Exports Strong in February

Briefly Noted

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based Quaker Houghton announced that Mary Dean Hall, its senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, will leave to become executive vice president and chief financial officer of North Charleston, South Carolina-headquartered Ingevity Corp. to relocate closer to family. Hall will remain with Quaker Houghton through April 18 to ensure a smooth transition. Ingevity’s CFO role was previously held by John C. Fortson, who was named the company’s president and CEO on Sept. 1, 2020.