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Volume 20, Issue 4: April 2014 Lubes'n'Greases Magazine


Take a Tour of ZDDP

Today's engine oils do a great job, thanks to this workhorse additive. Here's a close look at ZDDP, and why some drivers and engine rebuilders insist they need more of it.

Is This Sustainable?

Given today's slowing demand, intensifying competition and dwindling supply options, that question needs to be on every independent's lips, believes Fuchs Petrolub.

Additives Growth to Outpace Lubes

Global consumption of lubricant additives is climbing 2.2 percent a year -- which is faster than the lubes they go into, a study finds.

There's Value in a Round Trip

How much energy and carbon dioxide is saved by using reconditioned shipping containers? RIPA offers solid numbers you can take to the environmental bank.

Base Oils Hold Their Own

U.S. refiners produced 59.8 million barrels of virgin base oils in 2013, almost 4 percent more than in 2012. Output, imports, exports and more.

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