REACH Registration statistics: First of all, the HSE committee is concerned about the relatively low numbers of registrations. Only 11,000 substances are registered so far, but half of them only as intermediates. The estimated number of substances on the EU market is about 40,000. UEIL members should therefore contact their suppliers for more information on registration intentions.

CoRAP and future availability of lube additives: a number of additives including some biocides are under review of the EU commission for their risks on health and environment. Early information exchange within the HSE group helps us to find replacements or - even better - convince authorities that use in lubricants is safe.

GLAPS: the car manufacturers set up a global list of declarable substances in their manufacturing sites. HSE members are deeply involved in creating the European part of this global list. Our goal is to find the right balance between protecting our know how and supporting the industry to use safe substances.

Ecolabel: the update of the Ecolabel for lubricants is also discussed in the HSE group. Some of our members are involved in the commission work. As a first outcome, the changes for Ecolabel are quite limited, allowing UEIL members to keep their already successfully introduced products.

More and more concerns of the public are about “Mosh / Moah” in food. Mosh / Moah means “saturated (MOSH) and aromatic (MOAH) hydrocarbons”. Risks for human health related to hydrocarbons are linked to so called aromatic and polycyclic aromatics, whereas many other hydrocarbons (e.g. white oils used in cosmetics and H1 lubricants) are not dangerous. Together with the ELGI food grade working group and the German Lubricants Association VSI we have set up papers and press releases to inform the public about these differences.

Fiscal issues The Commission is reviewing its Energy Taxation Directive that was withdrawn by the Commission in 2015 as there was no agreement among the EU Member States on the way forward of this Directive and the Commission hired an external agency (Deloitte) to prepare a technical study. UEIL will provide its input to Deloitte and will highlight that through the inclusion of lubes within the Directive but with a specific exemption as was the case in the previous directives 92/12/EC, 92/81/EC and 92/82/EC a real level playing field can be achieved in Europe.

In addition UEIL will set up meetings in September with the technical experts of Deloitte to explain more in detail its position.

In Q3 of this year UEIL also meet the Fiscal Attaches of the Permanent Representations of UK, The Netherlands, Spain, France and Slovakia to guarantee that a blocking minority at Council level remains in place against the inclusion of lubes under EMCS.

UEIL changed Secretariat As a reminder, UEIL changed Secretariat team from 1 August 2017. Therefore the contact details have been updated on the UEIL website You can reach the new UEIL Secretariat team at

UEIL Technical Committee In December 2016 the Technical Committee issued an OEM Bulletin “CNH Specification MAT 3540 Akcela Hy-Tran Ultraction” which resulted in the OEM undertaking a comprehensive internal review; the results of which have since been shared with UEIL. As a result of this review, UEIL issued a 2nd version of the OEM Bulletin at the beginning of September 2017. The Technical Committee is currently investigating: • Industrial

1 Case • Off Highway 9 Cases + • PCMO • HDDO

(3 cases have been transferred to the CC) 5 Cases +

(4 cases have been transferred to the CC) 1 Cases +

(2 cases have been transferred to the CC) • Two Stroke 0 cases + (2 cases have been transferred to the CC)

The next Technical Committee meeting was held in Brussels on 20 September 2017


This year’s Congress will take place in Bologna, Italy on 25-27 October.

The theme of this year will be Innovation and Sustainability. Leading industry experts will explain how our industry can be innovative and forward looking, from product development and R&D to services, with a section dedicated to bio-technologies.




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