Ed­i­tor's Let­ter

Lubricant World - - EDITOR'S LETTER - Cansu Tuncer cansu. [email protected] vizy­onas. com

Is­tan­bul Chem­i­cals and Chem­i­cal Prod­ucts Ex­porters' As­so­ci­a­tion ( IKMIB) or­ga­nized the first Sec­toral Trade Del­e­ga­tion in Kaza­khstan. The Turkey Pro­mo­tion Group ( TPG) Lu­bri­cants Pro­mo­tion Project, the first TPG project un­der the As­so­ci­a­tion, was also held in Kaza­khstan.

Ac­cord­ing to IKMIB data, the “min­eral fu­els, min­eral oils and prod­ucts” prod­uct group recorded the high­est amount of ex­ports among the chem­i­cal sub- sec­tors in Oc­to­ber. The min­eral oils prod­uct group, which has 612 mil­lion 280 thou­sand 141 dol­lars in ex­ports by 75.9 per­cent in­crease com­pared to the same pe­riod of the pre­vi­ous year, ranked first among the sub- sec­tors in Turkey.

Petrol Ofisi, our cover brand for this is­sue, in­di­cates that they meet not only the cur­rent but also the fu­ture needs of cus­tomers, as the tra­di­tional leader of fu­els mar­ket and the lu­bri­cants and chem­i­cal prod­ucts mar­ket. Sez­gin Gürsu, Petrol Ofisi Lu­bri­cants Di­rec­tor, un­der­lines that they are able to re­spond to the needs in the fastest and most ideal way and in­clude cus­tomers in devel­op­ment and test­ing stages as well. You can also get de­tailed in­for­ma­tion about Petrol Ofisi's spe­cial prod­ucts Ad­Blue, Ready- to- Use An­tifreeze, Ready Ex­tended Life Coolant and Max­imus.

The Sec­tor Re­port, pub­lished ev­ery year by PETDER, is re­leased for 2018. The re­port con­tains de­tailed in­for­ma­tion and data on the Turk­ish pe­tro­leum sec­tor.

Niyazi İl­ter, PETDER Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, stated that lu­bri­cant con­sump­tion in 2018 de­creased by 14.04 per­cent com­pared to the pre­vi­ous year, while the use of an­tifreeze de­creased by

33 per­cent, and the use of hy­draulic brake fluid de­creased by about 67 per­cent. In 2018, the amount of waste oil col­lected by PETDER is 22 thou­sand 146 tons.

Ny­nas re­minds us that the grow­ing de­mand for elec­tri­cal equip­ment, as well as elec­tronic de­vices such as mo­bile phones and com­put­ers, re­quires more ef­fi­cient use of lithium sources and that naph­thenic oils can op­ti­mize lithium use. Ac­cord­ing to the ar­ti­cle, about 75 per­cent of grease pro­duc­tion is lithium- based, and Ny­nas naph­thenic spe­cialty oils can help man­u­fac­ture greases of the same qual­ity with up to 50 per­cent less lithium con­tent.

The Eu­ro­pean Au­to­mo­bile Man­u­fac­tur­ers' As­so­ci­a­tion ( ACEA), on the other hand, stresses that if the 2025 and 2030 CO tar­gets set by the EU

2 are to be achieved, a com­pre­hen­sive plan for elec­tric ve­hi­cles should be im­ple­mented ur­gently, the charg­ing and re­fu­el­ing in­fra­struc­ture should be de­vel­oped and in­cen­tives should be of­fered to in­crease sales.

With this is­sue, we will at­tend the ACI's 11th Eu­ro­pean Base Oils and Lu­bri­cants Sum­mit in Rot­ter­dam, the Nether­lands.

En­joy read­ing.

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