Edi­tor's Let­ter

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

While reach­ing the end of 2019, sus­tain­abil­ity and en­vi­ron­ment come first among the most de­bated items on the sec­tors agenda. In this con­text, the im­pli­ca­tions of in­creas­ing mar­ket share of elec­tric- pow­ered ve­hi­cles in the au­to­mo­tive mar­ket for the en­gine oil and au­to­mo­tive flu­ids man­u­fac­tur­ers are dis­cussed, and this sub­ject is ex­pected to at­tract even more in­ter­est in 2020. That's why our cover story in this is­sue is about EV flu­ids and For­mula E race.

Turk­ish chem­i­cal sec­tor con­tin­ues its achieve­ments. Ac­cord­ing to the Is­tan­bul Chem­i­cals and Chem­i­cal Prod­ucts Ex­porters' As­so­ci­a­tion ( İKMİB) data, Turk­ish chem­i­cal sec­tor broke an all- time record by reach­ing 18.8 bil­lion dol­lars in ex­ports in the first eleven months of 2019. The chem­i­cal sec­tor pro­tects its place as the sec­ond high­est sec­tor in terms of ex­ports in Turkey. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all sec­tor rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

In this is­sue, we touched on the his­tory of Petrol Ofisi, one of the most es­tab­lished brands in Turkey. The com­pany, es­tab­lished in 1941, has brought many in­no­va­tions and made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions in Turkey since day one. You can read the ar­ti­cle and see a cou­ple of nos­tal­gic pho­tos from page 22.

Fu­ture Mar­ket In­sights pub­lished a re­port ex­am­in­ing the viscosity in­dex im­prover mar­ket. The re­port in­di­cates that the chang­ing reg­u­la­tory en­vi­ron­ment and strict emis­sion stan­dards are boost­ing lu­bri­cant man­u­fac­tur­ers' de­mand for viscosity in­dex im­provers. De­mand for in­creased ef­fi­ciency both in au­to­mo­tive and in­dus­trial ap­pli­ca­tions strength­ens the VII mar­ket.

Ex­pand­ing its base oils port­fo­lio, Ny­nas of­fers many ad­van­tages for met­al­work­ing flu­ids and lu­bri­cants with its new base oil NY­NAS S 3B.

This prod­uct, which has vir­tu­ally no aro­matic con­tent and no odor and has a flash point well above 100oC, is de­signed for ap­pli­ca­tions where a high flash point and nar­row boil­ing point ranges are im­por­tant. It stands out as the ideal base oil es­pe­cially for ap­pli­ca­tions such as alu­minium cold rolling.

In our fa­cil­ity re­view sec­tion, we fo­cused on NYCO's Tour­nai Plant. The plant op­er­ates since 1997, and it re­in­forces the com­pany's global po­si­tion as a lu­bri­cant spe­cial­ist. It con­sists of 4 syn­thetic es­ter pro­duc­tion lines, 2 blend­ing units for lu­bri­cants, 2 grease man­u­fac­tur­ing units, and 1 pi­lot unit for syn­thetic es­ters and ad­di­tives.

I would like to ex­tend my bless­ings and re­gards for the New Year to all our read­ers and all stake­hold­ers in the sec­tor, and I hope 2020 be­comes a very suc­cess­ful and fruit­ful year for all.

Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year!

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