INDUSTRY NEWS Infineum hits ACEA A7/B7 and C6 targets

Infineum’s market leading Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) line-up now meets the latest ACEA A7/ B7 and C6 specifications, providing comprehensive coverage across the full 2021 ACEA European Oil Sequences for light-duty engines.

The new light duty ACEA sequences came into effect on 1 May 2021 and will be mandatory for all new claims on 1 May 2022. As such, the new Sequences, especially the new A7/B7 and C6 categories will play a critical role in shaping the European PCMO market for years to come.

A7/B7 is a new category building on A5/B5. Formulations meeting the demands introduced by A7/B7 need to combine low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) performance, chain wear protection to address concerns with modern gasoline direct injected engines and provide cutting edge cleanliness to turbocharger compressors.

C6 is the corresponding reduced SAPS category, built on C5, adding the same engine performance features as A7/B7, but lubricants need to also pass a new fuel economy test to achieve the C6 specification. This new test arguably makes C6 the most important of the new categories because of the exciting fuel economy potential that can be achieved from formulating at SAE XW-20 grades.

Sinéad Adamski, Infineum Regional Market Manager, stated “The test limits for the new ACEA categories provide a challenging baseline, delivering critical performance features that are essential for the continued evolution of the European PCMO market.”


Vacancy for Director, SAIL-Europe Home-based with regular travel to Brussels

SAIL is an independent company based in Belgium providing Services to Associations and Industry in the Lubricants sector, and has been contracted by ATIEL (the Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry) to provide administrative, financial and management services to support ATIEL’s product compliance monitoring programme, EELQMS.

The Director will be responsible for the administration of EELQMS including the Letter of Conformance (LoC) registration system, monitoring lubricant marketers’ compliance with the system through an ongoing product survey, managing the external contract with the product sourcing and testing company, and regular reporting and communications with internal and external stakeholders including ATIEL Board and committee representatives.

The candidate should hold a degree in science/ engineering or equivalent through experience, ideally

have knowledge of the lubricants industry, have a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office products to maintain reporting and monitoring systems, and be fluent in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of other languages will be an asset.

This is a part-time position of approximately 3.3 days per week. The term of office is two years, renewable for further periods of two years. Salary will be according to the responsibilities of the position and experience. The candidate must be self-employed and self-sufficient in terms of office space and the necessary equipment to perform the job.

Start date: 15 November 2021 To apply please send a copy of your c.v. and a covering letter outlining your suitability to the role, by 27 August 2021 to Lizbeth Elias, Office and Programme Manager, ATIEL at

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