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ASTM Subcommittee D02.A0 on gasoline and oxygenated fuels approved a ballot to limit the amount of manganese additive in gasoline to 0.25 mg/L in markets where vehicles meeting U.S...
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In 2008, only four countries in the world had firm, enforceable fuel-efficiency policies, covering about half of all light-duty fuel demand, said Rob Gardner, manager of the econom...
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The American Petroleum Institute (API) will start licensing a new heavy-duty engine oil category in December 2016. During its development, the category was called Proposed Category...
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F&L Asia Ltd. has unveiled a stellar speaker line-up for its 2016 edition of Asia’s premier annual event for the Fuels & Lubes industry, the 22nd year of this conference. F+L Wee...
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The future of powertrain technologies is a prevalent discussion not only within the automotive industry, but also in the public domain.
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Modern lubricants must satisfy progressively stringent performance criteria, such as low temperature, engine deposit and long drain performance.
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The world is entering a Third Industrial Revolution set to change the way that industries are formed and products are designed, built and sold.
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Base oil refineries are gradually shifting from producing Group I to Groups II or III due to higher yields and value.
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Viscosity modifiers (VMs) are used in lubricants to decrease the oil’s viscosity dependence on temperature and allow the formulation of multi-grade engine oils that meet both the high and low temperature requirements of SAE J300.

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For an illustration of the law of unintended consequences, consider the worldwide push to produce cars with higher fuel economy. It’s good for the planet, because it lessens the impact of carbon emissions. But, it may be bad for cars because current approaches to boost fuel economy increase the likelihood of low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI). A combustion abnormality, LSPI can lead to knocking so severe it can destroy an engine.

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Castrol, which is owned by UK oil major BP, has developed a new technology that could very well be the biggest change in the industry. Nexcel, Castrol’s oil change in a box, which is named for embodying “the next generation oil cell technology,” has the potential to take a process that normally takes around 20 minutes , and pare that down to 90 seconds.

ExxonMobil sells remaining stake in TonenGeneral
Exxon Mobil Corp. has sold its remaining stake in TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK, the second largest oil refiner in Japan. TonenGeneral, formerly a unit of ExxonMobil, bought a controlling stake in itself from ExxonMobil in 2012, reducing ExxonMobil’s stake from 50% to 22%. ExxonMobil had gradually reduced its stake in TonenGeneral …

Evonik announces marketing manager for DYNAVIS® Americas
Evonik Oil Additives announced the appointment of Drew Kohler as marketing manager for DYNAVIS® Americas. Kohler will be based in the Evonik Horsham, Penn., office, and will focus on helping companies become more profitable with their hydraulic equipment in South, Central and North America. “Drew brings application knowledge plus experience with …

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“Particle contamination is the number one cause of lube-related failure,” said Jason Gerig, ISOCLEAN Coordinator at Chevron Lubricants. “With new equipment, it has become even more of a focus,” he added.

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The metalworking fluids industry is often considered an “orphan industry” in the larger landscape of fuels and lubricants. At the 5th Annual Metal Removal Fluids Conference organised by the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers’ Association (ILMA) in September…
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CORRGUARD FLEX is the newest addition to the metalworking fluid portfolio of ANGUS Chemical Company. It offers extended fluid life and compliance with global regulations. ...

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For an illustration of the law of unintended consequences, consider the worldwide push to produce cars with higher fuel economy. It’s good for the planet, because it lessens the impact of carbon emissions. But, it may be bad for cars because current approaches to boost fuel economy increase the likelihood of low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI). A combustion abnormality, LSPI can lead to knocking so severe it can destroy an engine.

Shell opened its latest lubricant blending plant in Asia and the largest internationally operated lubricant blending plant in Indonesia in November. Previously, Shell had imported lubricant products to Indonesia from Singapore and Malaysia.

The Luberef base oil expansion project in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia is nearing completion, according to Gerard Heaton, Luberef sales and marketing manager, based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Castrol, which is owned by UK oil major BP, has developed a new technology that could very well be the biggest change in the industry. Nexcel, Castrol’s oil change in a box, which is named for embodying “the next generation oil cell technology,” has the potential to take a process that normally takes around 20 minutes , and pare that down to 90 seconds.
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Alexander Zschocke, chairman of the European Union’s Flightpath 2020 initiative, warned of the implications of having different philosophies for aviation certification and chemic...
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Heavy-duty vehicles are the fastest-growing segment of vehicles in terms of energy use in the United States. They account for up to 20% of energy use, and if left unchecked, they c...
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The agricultural industry is an important part of the growing economy in China. There is an ongoing trend toward mechanisation and increased demands for larger tractors.

When Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway acquired Lubrizol Corp., the Wickliffe, Ohio-based petroleum additives and advanced materials company, in March 2011 for USD 9 billion, it was widely viewed as a bullish play on the Asian fuels and lubes market…

“Particle contamination is the number one cause of lube-related failure,” said Jason Gerig, ISOCLEAN Coordinator at Chevron Lubricants. “With new equipment, it has become even more of a focus,” he added.

The metalworking fluids industry is often considered an “orphan industry” in the larger landscape of fuels and lubricants. At the 5th Annual Metal Removal Fluids Conference organised by the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers’ Association (ILMA) in September…