Volume 10 Issue 27

JASO Revises Motorcycle Oil Spec

The Japanese Society of Automotive Engineers has updated its JASO T 903 performance specification for four-stroke motorcycle engine oils, incorporating the latest API passenger car motor oil standards in an effort to protect gears and other equipment as the market trends toward lower-viscosity and lower friction products.

Satellite Plans Another PAO Plant in China

The march of China companies stepping into the polyalphaolefin business continues, as acrylic acid producer Satellite Chemical recently disclosed plans to expand into linear alpha olefins along with PAO.

Richful Q1 Profits, Sales Rise

China’s Richful Lube Additives Co. reported an 88% jump in net profit for and a 58% rise in sales revenue for the first quarter, compared to the same quarter last year.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

U.S. Base Oil Output Down Again in April

Vehicle Ages Increase in U.S.

Russian Motor Group Complains of Lube Shortage

Briefly Noted

Sales of new motorcycles in Japan reached 28,355 in May, a 9% increase from 26,125 in the same month last year, according to data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.