Researchers have demonstrated a new process for the expanded use of lightweight aluminum in cars and trucks at the speed, scale, quality and consistency required by the auto indust...

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, a joint venture between Chevron Corp. and Phillips 66 based in Woodlands, Texas, U.S.A., announced several senior management changes, effecti...

The electric vehicle (EV) battery market is expected to reach USD 16.4 billion in 2020, from a mere USD 2.18 billion last year, according to Werner Tillmetz, head of Germany’...
Angela Willis General Motors

General Motors (GM) has recently introduced second-generation dexos1 engine oil specification from GM, which builds on several performance improvements, particularly low-speed pre-ignition and fuel economy. GM has introduced a vehicle fuel economy test into the second-generation dexos1 specification in order to enhance fuel economy performance in future oils. This is a new concept for North American engine oil specifications.

Shell Tianjin lube blending plant
Royal Dutch Shell, the number one global supplier of lubricants in terms of volume, is shifting its focus to China. In August, the company sold its 75% stake in Tongyi Lubricants to focus on Shell-branded products.

meeting EU fuel targets
The European Union is having non-compliance issues with a few fuel standards, and is behind on meeting certain legislative targets.

Oxea Bay City
Oxea said it is continuing with the detailed engineering for a propanol unit at its world-scale production plant at Bay City, Texas, U.S.A., to better serve its customers in North and Latin America. The unit is scheduled to come on stream in late 2017. Propanol is used to manufacture products such …

McLarens Lubricants ties up with MyDeal.lk and MyStore.lk
McLarens Lubricants Ltd., the exclusive distributor for Mobil lubricants in Sri Lanka, has recently tied up with MyDeal.lk and MyStore.lk, two of Sri Lanka’s leading e-commerce websites. Customers can now order Mobil lubricants through either of these two online retailers. Speaking about the partnership, Dilan Seneviratne, head of marketing at …


Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX: ATD.A ATD.B) announces today the closing of the deal to sell its lubricants business to FUCHS PETROLUB SE ("FUCHS"). [...]

Shell today announced the opening of its third Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) truck refuelling station in the Netherlands. The station in Amsterdam is located in the western port area, a locati[...]

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE) (“ETE”) and The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) (“Williams” or “WMB”) today announced a business combination transaction valued at app[...]

Motorists and transport companies keen to explore alternative fuels have been given something new to think about with the launch of a public Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuelling facility [...]

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) ILMA is proud to announce that 14 new students will be awarded $34,500 in scholarships for 2015-2016 through the [...]

Washington - Today, EPA is issuing a notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (collectively referred to as Volksw[...]

viscosity modifier technology
With today’s focus on low viscosity engine oils as one of the keys to vehicle fuel economy, there’s a renewed focus on viscosity modifier (VM) technology. They come in various types, with different molecular architectures.

pico technology
Although the definition and understanding of nano and pico technologies has evolved over the years, the term nano used to refer to the manipulation of matter “as far down as we go up, said Pavlov Rudenko, chief technology officer of TriboTex, based in Colfax, Wash., U.S.A. Essentially, pico technology could eventually allow for the manipulation of matter at the atomic scale.
Chevron Oronite FLO – 435×260
Ortwin Costenoble

It was a technical mystery, a problem with escalating costs as more and more vehicles underwent warranty repair. The issue? Internal deposits that caused sticking injectors in Eu...

regional lubricant requirements
While the lubricant business is undoubtedly global, research and development (R&D) of new lubricants is increasingly being segmented into different technological regions.

Fuchs Petrolub SE announced that Alexander Selent, 62, vice chairman of the Executive Board, will retire at the end of 2015.

Accounting for 40% of the global lubricant market, Asia-Pacific is now the leading region for finished lubricant demand.

Asia-Pacific has been the fastest growing lubricants market in the world. But how long will it continue to see sustainable growth?
Evonik inaugurates Oil Additives plant expansion on Jurong Island, Singapore

Evonik Oil Additives’ plant on Jurong Island, Singapore is now producing 40% of Evonik’s total global capacity, after its expansion, which nearly doubled the plant’s original...

Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., based in Woodridge, Ill., U.S.A. is developing a Biobased Polyol Ester (BPE) designed to address the demanding fire-resistant hydraulic fluid mar...
Kaustav Sinha

With the impending development of ILSAC GF-6, the newest generation of engine oil, a new standardised oil oxidation and deposit test was developed using a Chrysler 3.6L Pentastar engine.

The number of Chinese grease plants outnumbered North American plants by almost two to one, representing 37% of total global grease production.

Microencapsulation is not a new technology. Its application to lubricants, however, has never been attempted before.

Business deals are just like any relationship, said Mary Burnham. “The point is to make the relationship [work].”