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.
New vehicle technologies require grease and lubes producers to stay ahead of the curve.
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.
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.
Lubrizol and Lanxess are amongst the latest lubes and additive suppliers to announce new product as the industry faces the challenge of rising development costs to meet the low-viscocity trend.
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.
Conference season reveals new lubes trends; the EV market increases its influence and the lubes industry and the battle over diesel continues.