Covid-19 update

There are winners and losers in the Covid-19 pandemic as the easing of lockdown allows the lubes and automotive markets to take stock and re-group.

GF-6 sparks process review, but roll-out could be fast

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.

View From The Bridge - Nov 2018

OATS announces its new Managing Director; oil majors reveal strong Q3 results across the board and lubes producers are getting restless over GF-6 delays.

Japanese grow impatient as GF-6 delayed again

The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers' Association (JAMA)'s Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) Working Group has announced a target release date for ILSCA GF-6B specification, ahead of ILSAC GF-6.

Japanese auto manufacturers pioneer new lubes specs.

The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) has proposed a new viscosity grade engine oil specification for the Japanese market which is pioneering lower viscosity grade engine oils.

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