There are winners and losers in the Covid-19 pandemic as the easing of lockdown allows the lubes and automotive markets to take stock and re-group.
Contined testing and communication issues delay ACEA 2018 sequences further.
European trade body ACEA is setting about updating the 2016 lubes sequences
API's SN Plus licences due to roll out at the start of May 18, as ACEA starts Euro sequencing revisions, but GF-6 hits further delays.
Policy set to firm-up standards compliance for lubes marketers, based on EELQMS.
The 2016 ACEA oil sequences are released in conjunction with the ATIEL's 20th Edition Code of Practice.
A significant increase in signatories to ATEIL's EELQMS is evidence of greater lubes quality compliance.
Some products fail to meet all required specifications and some manufacturers make incompatible ACEA claims.
Xavier le Mintier believs lubes specs are unnecessarily complex and the time is right for change.
ATIEL has released information for engine lubricant marketers on ACEA performance claims for engine oils.