Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. said Monday that it will now guarantee that its base stocks meet specified parameters for viscosity index and tendency to evaporate at high operating temperatures.
In October 2017 KIREI Chemical LTD company became a member of ELGI (European Lubricating Grease Institute) international grease association (www.elgi.org)
Asian and American automakers have sent an official request to the American Petroleum Institute, urging that it create “as soon as possible” a supplement to the existing ILSAC GF-5 standard for gasoline-fueled engine oils. The automakers say a “GF-5 Plus” supplement would immediately beef up the existing specification by measuring how well oils protect engines from low-speed pre-ignition.
Members of the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association want to continue pioneering lower-viscosity oils by developing a specification for SAE 0W-8 engine oils by April 2019 for the country’s passenger vehicle market
The Japanese Automotive Standards Organization revised its diesel engine oil standard, JASO M355, to include a new fuel economy category for heavy-duty oils as well as a new light-duty category to replace API's retired CF-4.