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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – 1926-2022
The United Kingdom Lubricants Association mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts go out to her family at this time. We are grateful for her lifetime of dedicated service to the country and the Commonwealth.Read more
Request for GF-7 Motor Oil Category by ILSAC Received by API
ILSAC has requested that a new gasoline engine oil from API with a first licensing date of no later than the end of Q2 2028.Read more
The new specification request includes a range of new engine tests against sludge, oxidation, corrosion and Low Speed Pre-Ignition.
The aim of the new specification is to maintain backwards compatibility with current licensed gasoline oil grades, evaluate ethanol fuel impact on tests, include 0W-12/0W-8 Low Viscosity Oils and protect for future Environmental Protection Agency/CARB requirements.
100 years of Anton Paar
Founded in 1922 by Anton Paar the company has grown from a single machine shop to a global corporation offering highly accurate analytical solutions to the petroleum industry – across fuels, lubricants, asphalt, bitumen, plastics, and polymers – for decades. For 100 years, they have combined high-precision technology with scientific curiosity and a thirst for… Read more »Read more
SBZ announce a new distribution partnership with ADCO
SBZ is proud to announce a new distribution partnership with ADCO that further strengthens their international distribution network, in effect from 1st August 2022. ADCO has been officially appointed as the distributor of SBZ’s range of premium lubricant additive packages which cover PCMO, HDDEO, Off-Road, Agricultural & Hydraulic specifications, throughout Turkey and the surrounding areas…. Read more »Read more
The resurgence of polyalkylene glycols (PAGs) for hydrogen combustion engines
Dr. Mathias Woydt, Managing Partner, MATRILUB, Berlin, explores the history and growth of polyglycol based engine oils, and discusses their benefits as OEMs move towards the use of sustainable materials and environmentally friendly means of lubricating engines in modern vehicles.Read more
In conversation with Catherine Macklam
Catherine Macklam is Sales & Operations Manager and Director for Q8Oils leading its activities across the UK & Ireland, as well as Vice-President of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association. She began her career in Total in a variety of customer service and marketing roles before moving to Q8Oils where she has spent the past fifteen years in various management roles including customer service, logistics, sales & marketing and more recently as UK Sales and Operations Manager responsible for the entire Q8Oils UK business.Read more
Lube Sustainability Conference 2022 review
Held on the 25th May at the Institute of Directors, London, the first Lube Media Sustainability Conference saw leading industry speakers and participants inform and inspire through speeches, presentations, and open and frank discussions around sustainability, and how business can and are helping to drive industry towards a more sustainable future.Read more
Reducing product carbon footprint of lubricants by using biomass balanced basestocks: The importance of biogenic carbon modelling in LCA
Dr. Christian Krüger, Simon Rauch, Prof. Dr. Peter Saling and Dr. Sabrina Stark of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, provide an in-depth, technical exploration of the ways in which products’ carbon footprints can be minimised in a carbon-dependent industry such as lubrication.Read more