Volume 5 Issue 41

GM Joins Global Spec Initiative

The International Fluids Consortium said today that General Motors has joined the organization, an accomplishment as it works to create a global system for developing automotive engine oil performance standards. GM is the 11th automaker to join the consortium but just the second that is not headquartered in Asia or controlled by a company based there. As such, it extends the geographical range of initiative participants.

Engine Oil Development to Continue

Although the writing is on the wall for internal combustion engines, lubricant formulators still have work to do meeting original equipment manufacturers’ emissions and efficiency targets, says lubricant industry consultancy Kline & Co.

Special Report: Additives

The October issue of Lubes’n’Greases magazine features a special report on additives. One article discusses potential threats that the European Union Green Deal poses to the chemicals and lubricants industries, while the second examines evolving needs in lubes for anti-oxidant performance.

Infineum Buying Pipeline Materials Unit

Infineum announced yesterday it will acquire Billerica, Massachusetts-based Entegris’ Pipeline and Industrial Materials business as part of its transformational growth strategy. The business includes drag reducing agents for pipeline operations under the Flowchem brand and industrial lubricants under the Val-Tex and Sealweld brands.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Sanctions Further Restrict Russian Exports

NNPC Buys OVH Downstream Business

BASF, Hannong Plan Surfactants JV

Briefly Noted

Texas-based Pilot Thomas Logistics will deliver products from Petro-Canada Lubricants, a HF Sinclair brand, to customers in Arizona under a new partnership announced today.  Kenan Advantage Group, a tank truck transporter and logistics provider based in North Canton, Ohio, acquired Carbon Express, a Wharton, New Jersey-based transporter of liquid bulk products – including lubricants and base oils. Terms were not disclosed.