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.