Volume 5 Issue 37
The volume of lubricant additives imported into Russia fell more than 70% in March, following the country’s invasion of Ukraine, but rebounded to a 5% year-on-year increase in June, when China accounted for 95% of additives imports, according to a market research firm.
Registrations of new passenger cars in Norway are now almost all electric, giving automotive workshop lubricant suppliers cause for concern. So far in 2022, electric vehicles accounted for 88% of all new passenger car registrations, the highest market share of new EV registrations in the world.
As marine engine manufacturers develop equipment that can run on ammonia, it has become clear they will require modified lubricant formulations to address issues such as ammonia’s different corrosive action and its impact on common elastomer seals, a speaker said at an online webinar earlier this month.