American Chemistry Council (ACC)
ACC represents the chemical industry in the United States; the group’s Petroleum Additives Panel includes makers of lubricant additives. ACC’s Product Approval Protocol Task Group focuses on research and advocacy efforts for automotive lubricant additives, and instituted the first Code of Practice for automotive engine oil performance testing in 1992. All engine tests conducted in support of API licensing must be conducted under ACC’s Code of Practice.
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM or NPRA)
AFPM is a trade association representing high-tech petroleum refiners and petrochemical manufacturers within the United States. Member benefits include informative meetings contributing to business success, AFPM advocacy in dealings with government and the media, networking opportunities and access to AFPM electronic publications.
American Petroleum Institute (API)
API's Lubricants Group represents the oil industry in developing and maintaining consensus standards for lubricants. Its programs include the Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System (a voluntary licensing and certification program for automotive engine oils) and Motor Oil Matters, which ensures a secure chain of custody for motor oil from oil marketer to distributor to installer to vehicle.
Contact: Kevin Ferrick, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address: http://www.api.org/products-and-services/engine-oil
Argus is an independent media organization and provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, LPG, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries.
Associação Brasileira de Engenharia Automotiva (AEA)
The Brazilian Automotive Engineering Association is a nonprofit organization that serves as a neutral discussion forum focused on strategic issues relating to national automotive engineering.
ASTM International is a global leader in the development and delivery of voluntary international consensus standards used to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence across a wide range of markets. Committee D2 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants addresses standards and test methods for all types of lubricants.
ATC- Technical Committee of Petroleum Additive Manufacturers in Europe
An affiliate of CEFIC (the European Chemical Industry Council), ATC addresses technical and statutory topics regarding lubricant additives. Its Code of Practice encourages both the consistent and precise operation of engine testing and the consistent reporting of results, including test registration, to support the performance evaluation of automotive lubricant formulations.
ATIEL, the Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry
ATIEL represents European lubricant manufacturers and marketers. Its Code of Practice for development of engine lubricants meeting ACEA performance requirements is a key element of the European Engine Lubricants Quality Management System.
Base Oil & Lubes Middle East (BLM)
Base Oil and Lubes Middle East (BLM) is an annual conference that provides a good spread of topics, high caliber speakers, quality presentations, premium networking opportunities and acts as a platform for the exchange of ideas, information and discussion for the base oil and lubricant industry.
Contact: Alycia Wee, email@example.com
Web Address: http://cconnection.org/conference/BLM/2016/BLM2016.html
Chambre Syndicale Nationale de l’Industrie des Lubrifiants (CSNIL)
The National Union Chamber of Industry Lubricants is an association of independent lubricant manufacturers in France. CSNIL represents the French lubricants industry's interests in the realms of technical issues, tax policy, health and safety and the environment. The group collaborates with related organizations and organizes conferences.
China International Lubricants and Technology Exhibition (China Inter Lubric)
China Inter Lubric is an international lubricants and technology exhibition held annually in China that offers a multitude of exhibitors, seminars and conferences while accommodating a wide range of professional attendees including manufacturers, dealers, distributors, and end users.
European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)
Represents the 15 Europe-based makers of trucks, cars and buses. Maintains the ACEA European Sequences defining the minimum standards for engine oil quality. Oil producers and marketers can register and self-certify their products to make claims that the oils meet the ACEA requirements.
Contact: Alfred Kloos, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address: www.acea.be/industry-topics/tag/category/lubricants
European Lubricating Grease Institute (ELGI)
ELGI is an independent, self-governing scientific and technical institute that is active in the field of tribology dealing with lubricating greases and associated products.
Fuels & Lubes Asia
An annual fuels & lubricants conference held in Singapore offering a high level of technical content on the subjects of transport fuels, lubricants, base oils and additives, as well as market trends, OEM specifications, standards and government regulations.
GEIR, the European Rerefining Industry
GEIR member companies are active throughout Europe in supporting the collection of used oils and rerefining these back to valuable lubricant base oils. Based in Brussels, GEIR is a section of UEIL.
GBC specializes in organizing international oil & gas events with the help of an independent board of energy specialists. Its conferences provide a platform for companies to achieve successful corporate performance as well as expanding the scope of their expertise and establishing themselves in new markets.
GOMA (Croatian Society for Fuels and Lubricants)
GOMA is a nonprofit, non-governmental Croatian society for fuels and lubricants. Its activities include issuance of the journal Fuels and Lubricants, as well as the organization of the annual international professional and scientific symposia on fuels and lubricants.
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA)
ILMA is an association comprised of companies that produce lubricants and metalworking fluids. It provides a voice for the industry, promotes integrity and quality in lubricant manufacturing and marketing through an enforceable Code of Ethics and serves as a technical and educational resource to members, their customers and lawmakers.
La Asociación Argentina de Tribología (AAT)
Web Address: http://www.aatribologia.org.ar
NORA, An Association of Responsible Recyclers
NORA (formerly the National Oil Recylers Association) is a trade association that represents leading companies in the liquid recycling industry. Areas include used oil, antifreeze, oil filters & absorbents, parts cleaning, wastewater and chemicals.
OilDoc is a provider of seminars, in-house training programs, online-trainings and individual advice regarding efficient applications of lubricants, wear & oil control, tribology and lubricant analytics.
Petroleum Association of Japan
The Petroleum Association of Japan, located in Tokyo, represents 13 refiners and primary distributors.
Web Address: http://www.paj.gr.jp/english
Petroleum Packaging Council (PPC)
The Petroleum Packaging Council provides technical leadership and education to the petroleum packaging and blending industry, and addresses both industrial and consumer packaging.
Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA)
PQIA’s mission is to serve the consumer of lubricants by testing and reporting on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace. It believes that improved visibility of quality will lead to wider conformance by lubricant manufacturers to specification and performance claims.
RPI is a research and consulting firm specializing in the energy industry of Russia, the Caspian region, Eastern and Central Europe. Areas of expertise include exploration & production, transportation, exports, refining and gas processing, petrochemicals, equipment and oilfield services.
SAE International is a global body of scientists, engineers, and practitioners that advances self-propelled vehicle and system knowledge in a neutral forum for the benefit of society. SAE connects and educates engineers while promoting, developing and advancing aerospace, commercial vehicle and automotive engineering.
Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
STLE is a technical society serving individuals, companies and organizations in the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector by providing a variety of professional education and certification programs.
South African Institute of Tribology (SAIT)
Web Address: http://www.sait.org.za
Technische Akademie Esslingen eV (TAE)
TAE is a German academy offering practical vocational training in technology and business fields. Every two years it organizes and hosts the International Colloquium Tribology.
TriboUK is an annual tribology conference, organized by PhD students, for PhD students, with the purpose of preparing students for future participation and networking in more prestigious conferences while giving them an appreciation for the current state of and trends in tribology research.
UEIL (Independent Union of the European Lubricants Industry)
UEIL is a European trade association that represents the interests of companies involved in the lubricants industry. UEIL facilitates the resolution of EU regulatory, investment, political and competitiveness issues that impact members and create a better understanding of EU matters with members.
United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA)
Representing the majority of the U.K. lubricants industry, UKLA actively engages with other trade associations, such as UEIL and its counterparts, on matters impacting the industry, through participation in consultation, representation and lobbying to U.K. and European government and industry authorities.
UNITI is a German association that provides expertise and training in fuels, lubricants and the heating market. Its members are made up of oil and fuel dealers, lubricant producers, additive producers and a large number of trading companies that offer electricity, gas and alternative renewable energy.
Verband Schmierstoff-Industrie e.V. (VSI)
VSI is a consortium of manufacturers of automotive and industrial lubricants in Germany. The association's purpose is to promote awareness and the idealistic, economic and technical interests of its members before public authorities, public bodies and industry associations.
World Refining Association (CIS)
World Refining Association facilitates knowledge exchange and partnerships within the oil and gas sector by running conferences, exhibitions and networking events each year. It also provides independent analysis and industry reports.