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November 30, 2018

Volume 5 Issue 48

Blenders Adjust to Indonesia’s B20 Mandate

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Indonesia’s mandatory use of B20 biodiesel fuel may lead to an increase in biodiesel fuel vehicles in Southeast Asia, encouraging lubricant blenders to gradually expand their product ranges. read more

Korean Group Calls for Engine Oil Standard

A consumer advocacy group urged the South Korean government this month to set standards for synthetic engine oils after complaining that existing products do not contain as much polyalphaolefin as consumers expect. read more

High-Performance Industrial Lube Demand Rises

The demand for high-performance industrial lubricants will continue to grow in Asia, and lubricant blenders will need to provide services and not just products, industry insiders said at the first ICIS Asian Industrial Lubricants Conference in Singapore. read more

Briefly Noted

Schiphol, Netherlands-based automotive lubricants and additives manufacturer JLM Lubricants B.V. appointed GCG Turbochargers as its distributor in Australia and New Zealand.  Domestic Chinese lubricant brands broke their own selling records on the country's annual Singles Day on Nov. 11, making up 52.6 percent of the day's total volume of lube sales, according to a Sinolube report.