Volume 5 Issue 41
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.
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.
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 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.