Ensuring lubricants provide the right level of protection, lubrication and performance benefits for on-highway vehicles

On-Highway Truck Specifications

SAE J306 Explained

SAE J306 Explained

SAE J306 is a key specification for automotive gear lubricants, defining the limits for a classification of automotive gear lubricants ... Read More
ACEA European Oil Sequences Update

ACEA European Oil Sequences Update

The targeted release date for the next ACEA Oil Sequences has been pushed back to 2020. Here we explain the ... Read More

Specification Overviews

Learn more about the main on-highway heavy duty diesel industry and OEM specifications.
How Lubricants Can Reduce Emissions

How Lubricants Can Reduce Emissions

Keith Howard, Strategic Technology Manager Ping Zhu, Director of Technology, Asia In previous articles, we touched on how high performance ... Read More
The Impact of Fuels on China 6 & Vice Versa

The Impact of Fuels on China 6 & Vice Versa

As emissions limits tighten, fuel quality becomes increasingly important.This is particularly true for China 6, with its added focus on ... Read More
Getting Real with Emissions in China

Getting Real with Emissions in China

For many years, emissions measurement and certification has been performed under laboratory conditions, however it's widely recognized this didn't produce ... Read More
No Time to Spare – China 6 is Here, Now

No Time to Spare – China 6 is Here, Now

Learn more about the timeline for China 6 legislation and tightening of limits, considering the implications for lubricant and fuel ... Read More

China’s Ever-Tightening Fuel Consumption Regulations

China 6 emissions, combined with equally tough fuel economy requirements, are leading to ever-tightening fuel consumption limits ... Read More

China 6: The World’s Most Challenging Emissions Standard

Keith Howard, Strategic Technology Manager Ping Zhu, Director of Technology, Asia Many of China’s cities have had serious air quality ... Read More

Why has SAE J306 for Automotive Gear Lubricants Been Revised?

Effective February 2019, the SAE J306 standard has been revised, better outlining low viscosity grades for future manual transmission fluid ... Read More

Sustainability is Driving Change in Mexico. The Right Quality Lubricant is Essential.

As sustainability efforts drive change in the Mexican heavy-duty truck market, considering the role of engine lubricants is critical. Here’s ... Read More

Protecting Modern Hardware in Mexico Requires a Lubricant Market Upgrade

The commercial vehicle landscape is changing in Mexico, and the lubricants market must change with it. Here’s why OEMs should ... Read More

Are You ACEA 2016 Compliant?

From December 1, 2018, all engine lubricant formulations making ACEA performance claims must comply with the latest ACEA 2016 European ... Read More

ACEA 2016 Compliance Deadline: December 1, 2018

From December 1, 2018, all engine lubricant formulations making ACEA performance claims must comply with the latest ACEA 2016 European ... Read More

Proposed Changes to the ACEA Heavy-Duty Oil Sequences

Introduced in 1996, the ACEA Oil Sequences provide the industry with a new baseline of performance for service-fill engine lubricants ... Read More
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