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Diesel Engine Oil Oxidation Test Adopted

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As a part of the new API CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty diesel oil categories, a newly proposed ASTM International test standard (WK52873) has been introduced – the first oxidation test in the United States to run on diesel. Read More

Growth Forecast for Transformer Oils

The global transformer oil market will grow at a compound annual rate of nearly 9 percent from 2016 to 2020, with mineral-based oils continuing to dominate, a market research firm projected. Silicone and biobased transformer oils are expected to grow at slightly faster rates while remaining smaller shares of the market. Read More

Mixed Results for BASF

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BASF’s performance products segment reported higher income from operations for the second quarter, while income from operations was down for its chemicals segment, compared to year-earlier results. Read More

Participation in European Quality System Rises

During the first six months of this year, 22 lubricant marketing companies signed a letter of conformance to confirm compliance with the European Engine Lubricants Quality Management System’s requirements, compared to 26 in the previous 12 months. Read More

Briefly Noted

A-76 Technologies, Inc. changed its name to Aidant Brands and rebranded its lubricants and coatings from A-76 to Rust Patrol.  Gulf Petrochem Group, the United Arab Emirates-headquartered maker of Ipol lubricants, will distribute the brand in the U.A.E. and Oman through five-year partnerships with U.A.E.’s NGC Energy and Oman’s National Gas Co. SAOG, which both aim at delivering 1,200 metric tons of lubes per year in their respective markets.  Chemtura Corp. contracted Canoil Canada Ltd. to sell its G-1000 and G-2000 branded greases in Canada.

Editor's Note

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