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Engine oil specifications: Is the system broken?

There are growing calls for a fresh approach to engine oil specification. A multitude of new standards, test parameters and escalating investment, has left key industry players asking for change. A refined system that reduces complexity, provides greater flexibility, minimises cost and, perhaps most importantly, unlocks innovations is demanded. Many believe change is essential to delivering improved customer choice and products that provide better than minimum performance.
Closing the gap

For several decades now, the world, led by Europe and the United States have been trying to decrease emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon dioxide (CO2), particulate matter (P...
The octane number game

American vehicle manufacturers have been pushing for higher octane gasoline to be available in the U.S. marketplace, as they are under pressure to improve vehicle fuel economy from...
Berylane BioLife

Berylane BioLife, an innovative range of renewable isoparaffins launched by the Special Fluids Division of Total, have proved to be an excellent alternative to existing base oils f...

API launches major advertising campaign for new heavy-duty engine oil category
The current North American specification for heavy-duty engine oil is changing. The American Petroleum Institute (API) is splitting the spec into two — API CK-4 and FA-4. The first licensing of these products will commence 1 December 2016. API has recently launched a major […]
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An Arabic term for “permissible,” halal is often used to describe food, which is deemed suitable according to Islamic laws. In Arabic, however, it refers to anything permissible under Islam, in contrast to “haraam,” that which is forbidden. While the term certainly applies to food, it encompasses much more than …

Compiled from staff reports During the 10th International Symposium on Fuels and Lubricants (ISFL-2016) held in Delhi, India, in April, two most discussed topics were the forthcoming emission norms of BS VI, which is equivalent to Euro VI, in 2020 and the fuel economy mandates for passenger cars which start …

by Hank Hogan Motorcycles could face an easier road ahead, thanks to the late April release of a new lubricant specification, JASO T 903:2016. A product of the Japanese Standards Organization (JASO), the new specification replaces a 2011 version. Among other changes, the 2016 spec implements improved testing to categorise …