Passenger Cars

The Right Engine Oil for GPF-equipped vehicle_aerial view overpass night shanghai china

The Right Engine Oil for GPF-equipped Vehicles

September 14, 2020

Gasoline particulate filters (GPF) have become increasingly common since 2014. We discuss the three major drivers of their adoption worldwide as well as our research into the long-term ash buildup in GPF-equipped vehicles.

An Early View of the COVID-19 Impact on the Lubricants Industry_asphalt road empty

An Early View of the COVID-19 Impact on the Lubricants Industry

August 28, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work and do business. It has made a profound, tragic impact on countless lives, and has left the future somewhat uncertain for many industries—including the lubricant industry.

Analysis of Field-Tested Gasoline Particulate Filters

Analysis of Field-Tested Gasoline Particulate Filters

August 06, 2020

Following a comprehensive field trial in Shanghai, we conducted detailed analysis on the GPFs upon trial completion, furthering our understanding of GPF ash collection with respect to engine oil ash content and engine oil ash composition.

Preparing for China 6, the World’s Strictest Emissions Standard_urban traffic shanghai night

Preparing for China 6, the World’s Strictest Emissions Standard

August 03, 2020

The global automotive market is about to face one of the toughest challenges in its history: the arrival and implementation of China 6, a new national standard aimed at dramatically cutting emissions from the country’s passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

Understanding the VW 50400/50700 Approval_black car on road

Understanding the VW 50400/50700 Approval

July 23, 2020

Not all engine lubricants are the same. Here we discuss why selecting an approved lubricant can protect one of the most valuable assets many of us often take for granted.

Field Testing of GPF-compatible Engine Lubricants_pickup truck on road

Testing GPF-compatible Engine Lubricants

July 15, 2020

In order to assess the effects of engine oils on gasoline particulate filters (GPFs) in modern turbocharged gasoline direct injection (TGDI) powered cars, we partnered with Corning Environmental Technologies, a leading GPF producer, to conduct a major field trial in Shanghai.