Volume 4 Issue 16
Electrically conductive layer deposits are emerging as a new corrosion concern in electric motors in hybrid and electric vehicles, and developing tests to better evaluate such corrosion is important, a Lubrizol official said during a presentation at an SAE International online event last week. The issue exists primarily where deposits form in proximity to exposed copper windings.
Passenger car registrations in Brazil declined in December and for full year 2020 due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released by Brazil’s automobile manufacturers association. The country’s automotive manufacturers posted increases in exports and production in December, showing signs of recovery. For the full year registrations dropped 26% to 2.1 million.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is asking for additional public input on final rules for five chemicals deemed persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic under the Toxic Substances Control Act, including two used to make lubricants and as lubricant additives. According to EPA, 2,4,6-tris(tert-butyl)phenol, is used in formulations and mixtures for liquid lubricant and grease additives, while isopropylated phosphate (3:1) is used to make lubricants and greases.