Volume 6 Issue 26
Motul and Valvoline were the top-rated brands in Poland last year according to a survey conducted throughout the year by an automotive service and news outlet. It was the second year in a row that they held the two top spots. Castrol placed third, followed by Petronas.
European grease production declined slightly in 2022, dipping less than a third of one percent compared to the prior year, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institute’s Grease Production Survey Report, an annual publication released last week. Production of greases using lithium soap thickeners dropped more than 1% – likely associated with rising costs of lithium due to increasing electric vehicle sales – with production calcium thickeners taking up the slack.
United Kingdom-based Verification of Lubricant Specifications announced the resolution of three cases in which it identified gear oils that failed to meet low-temperature performance standards – two of which resulted in marketers quarantining non-compliant products.