Volume 2 Issue 8
Global activity has been suspended until China is back and fully operational again after the New Year holidays, at least, that is what everyone is hoping for. Time will tell.-by Adrian Brown
Plummeting automotive sales in the Middle East are stoking fears of a knock-on effect on the regional lubricants market.
Competition rules in the European Union allow automakers to recommend certain brands of replacement parts, including engine oils and other lubricants, but prohibit them from requiring or coercing customers to use them as a condition of maintaining vehicle warranties.
ASTM International approved as a standard a new small scale oxidation test that provides more accurate results for biobased greases. The approval culminates a long effort by the Biobased Greases Working Group - a joint effort between The European Lubricating Grease Institute and the National Lubricating Grease Institute.