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.
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Web Address: http://www.api.org/products-and-services/engine-oil
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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.