Maserati, Shell launch co-branded motor oil for hybrid vehicles

Photo courtesy of Shell In 2020, Italian luxury carmaker Maserati started a new era with the brand’s first-ever electrified model, the new Ghibli Hybrid, based on the company’s innovative and game-changing electrification strategy. To ensure the best performance and protection for Ghibli Hybrid engines, Shell and Maserati have extended their long-standing technical and commercial collaboration…

Major PCMO specification changes unlikely in near future

There are more than 1.4 billion motor vehicles on the road, an overwhelming majority of which are conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) that use lubricants, oils, and greases. Yet, with growing electrification and a global trend to tighten environmental standards, the ICE is coming under increasing scrutiny. So, what does this mean for the future…

Citgo’s SynDurance 668 receives Allison Transmission approval

Allison Transmission, a global leader in automatic transmission manufacturing, has approved Citgo Lubricants’ SynDurance 668 for use in applications requiring a TES 668™ fluid. This new Allison Transmission fluid specification became available in the market in January 2021. Citgo Lubricants’ SynDurance 668 features a fully synthetic formulation, engineered for maintenance efficiency, protection of critical components…

Phillips 66® Lubricants launches e-Shield line for EVs

Phillips 66 Lubricants announced the launch of its electric vehicle fluids product line called Phillips 66 e-Shield. Optimized for electric vehicle performance and protection, e-Shield is a new line of products, including system fluid, grease and coolant, designed to fulfill the unique needs of electric vehicles. These lubricants use modern proprietary formulations to enable extended…

Chevron Oronite announces senior leadership change

Photo courtesy of Chevron Oronite Chevron Oronite announced the appointment of Colleen Jones-Cervantes as president of Chevron Chemicals and Change Management, effective April 1, 2021. Jones-Cervantes’ role includes leading Chevron Oronite Company. She succeeds Bruce Chinn, who has been appointed to the position of chief executive officer, Chevron Phillips Chemicals Company. Jones-Cervantes has held numerous…

DuPont expands production of MOLYKOTE® specialty lubricants

Photo courtesy of DuPont DuPont said they are investing in its production facilities for its MOLYKOTE® specialty lubricants to address the growing market for autonomous and electric vehicles, as well as to meet regulatory requirements and sustainability needs for automotive and industrial applications. These manufacturing facilities are located in Berkeley County, South Carolina, U.S.A., and…

Repsol introduces new range of fluids for electric vehicles

Photo courtesy of Repsol Repsol has launched its new EV-FLUIDS range for electric vehicles and motorcycles. With this initiative, the multi-energy company consolidates its position as a key player in electric mobility in Spain and reinforces its objective of being a net zero emissions company by 2050. This new range of EV-FLUIDS will come from…

Coalition promotes recycling of plastic lubricant containers

Leading U.S. lubricant manufacturers and plastic packaging manufacturers have come together to form The National Lubricant Container Recycling Coalition (NLCRC). The goal of this industry-led technical coalition is to establish a market-sustaining program in the United States that drives the recovery and recycling of plastic packaging used to transport lubricants for commercial and consumer use.…

Zeller+Gmelin to build new lube production site in China

Photo courtesy of Zeller+Gmelin German lubricant manufacturer Zeller+Gmelin announced plans to build a new lubricant production footprint in China in 2021. The site will include facilities for production, product development and sales for its lubricants and chemical products, including a production area for printing inks that will allow Zeller+Gmelin to mix and package the inks…

Q8Oils, INNIO launch lubricant for non-natural gas engines

Photo courtesy of Q8Oils Q8Oils, a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), and INNIO Jenbacher launched Jenbacher S Oil 40 gas engine oil for engines that do not operate on natural gas, including, but not limited to, biogas, sewage gas and landfill gas. This lubricant is one of the first products developed by the long-term…