ATIEL - EELQMS Newsletter edition 7 - ACEA Engine Oils - Retired and Obsolete Category Claims (Heavy Duty)

Published on March 19th 2024.

More than one release of the ACEA engine oil sequences may be valid at the same time. 
From 1 May 2022 oils may be marketed against the ACEA 2016 heavy duty engine oil 
sequences until 1 May 2024 although new claims are only allowable until 1 May 2023 after 
which, ACEA 2022 heavy duty engine oil sequences are mandatory for all new claims.

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ACEA have released the new 2023 ACEA Light-Duty oil sequences

Published on September 25th 2023.

ACEA have released the new 2023 ACEA Light-Duty oil sequences as the successor for the 2021 ACEA Light-Duty oil sequences. The most significant change is the introduction of the new ACEA C7-23 category that focuses on low viscosity SAE 0W-16 engine oil to cover the needs for an engine oil that provides increased fuel economy. The ACEA C7 category is the SAE 0W-16 version of the ACEA C6-2023 with an achievable 0.3% fuel economy limit for the JASO FE M366 test. 

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ATIEL - EELQMS Newsletter edition 6 - Managing Risk, Ensuring Compliance with the ACEA European Engine Oil Sequences

Published on July 26th 2023.

Engine lubricants perform a vital function by protecting moving parts, reducing wear & tear, limiting harmful exhaust emissions and supporting vehicle performance & fuel economy.

These types of lubricants comprised of complex chemistries have been developed and thoroughly tested to ensure they provide adequate protection and prolong the life of the vehicle

The engine oil sequences of ACEA, the European association of vehicle manufacturers, are a set of market standards against which Lubricant Marketers can make performance claims. The use of such claims against these sequences are not mandatory but if they are made, then Lubricant Marketers must follow the European Engine Lubricant Quality Management System (EELQMS), developed by ATIEL jointly with ACEA and ATC, the Additive Technical Committee.

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EELQMS Bulletin | The importance of the correct base oil to the finished lubricant

Published on April 12th 2023.

Base oils are critical to the effective functioning of a finished lubricant.  EELQMS have issued a new bulletin that discusses the impotance of the correct base oil to the finished lubricant 


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SAIL Legal Position | EU Sanctions

Published on May 16th 2022.

SAIL is committed to full compliance with the laws that apply to its operations. This includes the sanctions that the European Union has imposed on Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine. As a company under Belgian law, SAIL is subject to these EU rules.

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Appointment of New SAIL Manager

Published on November 15th 2021.

Michael Boyer appointed manager of SAIL. He will succeed Jef Soetewey, who has managed SAIL since 2017.

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Deadline for compliance with ACEA Oil Sequences 2016

Published on October 15th 2018.

Lubricant formulators and marketers have until 1 December 2018 to ensure any engine lubricants on the market making current ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) performance claims comply with the ACEA European Oil Sequences 2016.

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New EELQMS registration system off to strong start

Published on December 4th 2017.

A new registration system for signatories to the European Engine Lubricants Quality Management System (EELQMS) has got off to a strong start. Nearly 200 lubricant companies have already registered Letters of Conformance (LoC) with the new administrators of the system.

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Major changes in the administrative procedures of the EELQMS Marketers' Letter of Conformance (LoC)

Published on August 4th 2017.

Under the European Engine Lubricant Quality Management System (EELQMS), lubricant marketers making claims against the ACEA Oil Sequences are required by ACEA to submit a Letter of Conformance (LoC) to ATIEL.

Submission of this letter implies a commitment to develop and manufacture engine lubricants in accordance with the guidelines described in the EELQMS. The LoC is generally valid for a two-year period and current letters expire on 31 October 2017. You will therefore need to renew your registration before then.

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