The European Union Green Deal is the headline for an incredibly massive network of policy and regulation. Halting climate change would be a tall order by itself, but the initiatives falling under this umbrella also seek to greatly reduce chemical hazards, conserve water and other natural resources, reverse ecological degradation and to mandate a variety of social goals.
The range of economic sectors coming in for big impacts is equally broad, but the chemicals industry – including lubricant additives – could be affected as much as any. Additive suppliers and lubricant blenders may be forced to make big changes in the materials they use, while at the same time facing new requirements to align operations, product development and investments with sustainability metrics.
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