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Issue 90: December 2016 Lubes'n'Greases Magazine
Europe, Middle East and Africa


Grease Production Stays Flat

Global grease production was relatively stable from 2010 to 2015, hovering around 1.1 million tons annually. Sales were affected by end user demands, legislation, raw material availability and environmental considerations.

New Engines Complicate the Formulation Puzzle

Modern engine technologies place new and more severe requirements on engine oil formulations such as LSPI, turbocharger fouling, wear, oxidation and aeration control. As a result, formulators must be concerned with a broad range of sometimes conflicting performance needs.

SGS Targets Africa’s Lubricant Testing Market

Africaís projected economic growth and new investments in the regionís manufacturing sector are expected to increase demand for lubricants and lubricant testing services. SGS is focusing on the region for increased investment, especially in such key sectors as energy, mining, building and construction and transportation.

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Lubes'n'Greases Europe-Middle East-Africa is the first independent regional business magazine for and about the lubricants, base oil, additives and lube packaging industries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It reports on marketing and technology trends, raw material supplies, regulations and OEM specifications, and the challenges faced by end users of lubes and greases and the solutions that meet their needs. Every issue includes breaking news, in-depth features and informed opinions.

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