ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 17

Bridging the
Gap from ILSAC
GF-5 to GF-6

Preparing for New Engine Oil Industry
Standards with Innovative Solutions
By Kaustav Sinha

T

he development of an engine oil
specification is a complex process
that requires seamless coordination among several industry partners.
Member companies that constitute
original equipment manufacturers
(OEMs), oil marketers, additive companies, test laboratories and associated
trade groups play a major role in such
developments. Because of the everincreasing complexity of new specifications, such as ILSAC GF-6, which
comprises a multitude of engine tests,
the first license date has been delayed
to 2019, further widening the gap
between GF-5 and GF-6.
To put this into perspective, decades
ago engine oil industry standards were
mainly focused on a singular objective:
certain tailpipe emissions reductions.
Then, during the 1970s and 1980s,
the concept of fuel economy was
developed and defined as the now
well-known corporate average fuel

economy, or CAFE, standards. Today
we take a broader and more holistic
view. When it comes to both passenger
car and heavy-duty engine oil standards, we think in terms of total cost
of ownership (TCO). This approach
allows us to focus on specific issues
such as fuel economy and extended
service (or durability), while keeping
the needs of the consumer in focus.
Fuel economy is gaining greater
attention again because of global concerns over carbon dioxide and its effect
as a greenhouse gas. Another reason is
that the U.S. lags most other countries
in this area. Why? Fuel prices and fuel
taxes are relatively low in the U.S.,
which means consumers don't have as
much incentive to buy more fuelefficient vehicles. Even though CAFE
regulations naturally cause OEMs to
produce more fuel-efficient vehicles,
the demand for even more fuel efficiency is still relatively low in the U.S.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings August 2017

Letter From the President
Letter From the CEO
Inside ILMA
What's Coming Up
In the Know
Industry Rundown
Market Report
Bridging the Gap from ILSAC GF-5 to GF-6
Who's Next
It's About the Process
Business Hub
Counsel Compound
Washington Landscape
Member Connections
Cross Connections
Portrait
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 1
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 2
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Letter From the President
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 4
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Letter From the CEO
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Inside ILMA
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 7
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - What's Coming Up
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 9
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Industry Rundown
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 11
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Market Report
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 13
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 14
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 15
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Bridging the Gap from ILSAC GF-5 to GF-6
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 17
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 18
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 19
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 20
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 21
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Who's Next
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 23
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 24
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 25
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 26
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 27
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - It's About the Process
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 29
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 30
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 31
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Business Hub
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 33
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Counsel Compound
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 35
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Member Connections
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 37
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Cross Connections
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - 39
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Portrait
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Cover3
ILMA Compoundings August 2017 - Cover4
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