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Contents ISSUE No. 155 February 2020


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Automotive PCEO Base Oils Lube-Tech:


Development and


Testing of Oxidatively Stable Esters


10


The Rise of Synthetic Motor Oils


Dr Raj Shah, Director at Koehler Instrument Company and Mark Nyholm, Technical Manager, Heavy Duty Oils and R&D, AMSOIL


22


Global engine oil standards explained Patrick Wagner, Shell Product Application Specialist – Truck & Fleet, Rosemary Ran, Senior Project Leader, Shell Technology and Gagandeep Singh, Shell Global Brand Manager


37 2020 Vision


Mike Skypala, Managing Director, OATS


16 Quality matters –


if it sounds too good to be true, would you trust it in your engine? Ian Field, ATC Secretary General


28 Lube-Tech


Development and Testing of a Novel Oxidatively Stable Ester


Kevin Duncan, Market Applications Specialist and Nick Weldon, Technical Marketing Manager – Croda Europe Ltd


52 Brexit


David Wright, Director General, UKLA


Regulars:


Presidents’ Reports Editor’s Comment Industry News UEIL News


Professional Development VLS Chairman’s Column Local Report: Japan ICIS Base Oil Report Upcoming Events


4 6 8


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LUBE MAGAZINE NO.155 FEBRUARY 2020 3


Lube THE EUROPEAN LUBRICANTS INDUSTRY MAGAZINE


ISSUE No. 155 The official journal of


February 2020


18


Base stocks: Engineered fluids to drive business performance


Jeff Biamonte, Global Product Development Manager, ExxonMobil Basestocks


34


Food Grade Lubricants The MOSH and MOAH urban myth Andreas Adam, Director Sales Lubricants, FRAGOL AG


ISSN 1744-5418


2020


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