The API is set to review the standards development process following the nine year development period for the lastest GF-6 spec. But the approved spec could now roll-out faster than expected across EMEA.
Tag: Lubes tech
New vehicle technologies require grease and lubes producers to stay ahead of the curve.
US automakers & State of California combine to drive up emissions standards; China & India add regs pressure on lubes producers.
Designed for vehicle workshops and 'quick lube' centres, Castrol ePODS combine clever design with fast-fill technology.
Laboratories, Group II base oil, lubes and additive plants all announced in expansion plans.
American regulator, EPA, reveals document proposing total ban on four of five additives under the Toxic Substances Control Act which could impact lubes industry.
The much heralded, and much delayed, ILSAC GF-6 engine oil specification is finally approved and a launch date revealed. Meanwhile Japanese OEMs push specs harder.
Larvae feeding on human waste, and old tyres and plastics are creating the latest biolubes and fuels in the Southern Hemisphere.
Contined testing and communication issues delay ACEA 2018 sequences further.
With Artificial Intelligence set to change many aspects of oil exploration, lubes and fuel production and marketing, voice analysis could be the most significant challenge according to OATS.