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Other North American
specifications

oils, they are becoming more widely
available. However, as dexos1™:2015
and ILSAC GF-6 sit on different
timelines, additive companies and oil
marketers must make careful investment decisions.
PSA Group's merger with Opel
means a level of uncertainty has arisen
about the timing for second-generation
dexos2™. The third quarter of 2017
looked likely to be the earliest date that
the specification would be finalized,
and GM says the oil is likely to be
available in the U.S. sometime in 2018.

GENERAL MOTORS' DEXOS™
With the update to the General
Motors (GM) second-generation
dexos1™:2015 specification almost
complete, there has been little further
activity. As GM approves the new

HEAVY-DUTY SPECIFICATIONS
The market continues to transition
to the new API commercial categories, API CK-4 and API FA-4. At the
Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Classification
Panel (HDEOCP) meeting in June,

BOI/VGRA guidelines, assessing
current test availability and agreeing
on product labeling.
In order to sustain API SN and
ILSAC GF-5 (prior to ILSAC GF-6),
there is significant work to accomplish. Armed with a detailed list of
actions and practical issues that need
to be resolved, the stakeholders are
discussing the issues so that a realistic
timeline can be set.

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"The market continues to
transition to the new API
commercial categories, API
CK-4 and API FA-4."
API gave an update on the licenses
filed for both. As expected, the transition to API CK-4 is proceeding quickly, with 525 API CK-4 licensed brands
already (for comparison, API CJ-4 had
around 1,000 licensed brands).
API FA-4 adoption is proceeding
much slower, with only 76 licensed
brands as of June. Although progress
is slower, Infineum expects that within
five years, API FA-4 will be the recommended oil for all major on-highway
heavy-duty diesel OEMs.
Evans is industry liaison manager, the Americas, at Infineum.

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

LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
Company Callout
WHAT’S COMING UP
In the Know
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
International Insight
Market Report
SHIFTING GEARS – INNOVATING THE FUTURE
NORTH AMERICAN SPECIFICATION UPDATE
DIGITAL MARKETING IN MANUFACTURING
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
Member Connections
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 1
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 2
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - INSIDE ILMA
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 5
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Company Callout
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 7
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - WHAT’S COMING UP
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 9
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 11
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - International Insight
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 13
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Market Report
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 15
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - SHIFTING GEARS – INNOVATING THE FUTURE
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 17
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 18
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - NORTH AMERICAN SPECIFICATION UPDATE
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 27
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - DIGITAL MARKETING IN MANUFACTURING
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 29
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 30
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 31
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - BUSINESS HUB
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 33
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Member Connections
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