May 14, 2021 - The next ILMA #LubeTrends Town Hall is this upcoming Wednesday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, to discuss the newly formed International Fluids Consortium (IFC) and what it means for the North American lubes industry.
Announced last month, the IFC intends to develop and license a new set of international automotive fluid performance specifications. Teri Kowalski of Toyota, which has been the voice of the consortium, will join ILMA CEO Holly Alfano to explain why major OEMs have made this move and answer some of your questions. Mike Kunselman and Rebecca Cox of the Center for Quality Assurance, which will administer the licensing program, will help explain the implications for ILMA members and the broader industry.
April 15, 2021 - As snow is melting and Spring rains occur in the coming days, it is important for businesses with underground storage tanks to review local and EPA flood guides.
Pay close attention to water accumulating in containment sumps and the potential for water entering the interstice of double wall pipe. If you believe this may have happened, it is strongly recommended that you contact a petroleum service company and remove the water before it freezes and causes damage. If you receive an alarm in one of your sumps, immediately determine the cause and take appropraite corrective action to prevent further issues.
April 12, 2021 - We are pleased to announce that Adam Pedersen has joined the MCC team on April 12th as the TSM for the upper midwest region. With 16+ years of sales experience, he has spent the majority of his career in the cooperative system, focusing on premium diesel fuel and propane sales growth throughout southeast Wisconsin. He also has 3+ years of experience with fuel additives in the midwest.
February 9, 2021 - The next 1-2 weeks are set to be the coldest of the 2021 winter season; is your terminal prepared to withstand the single digit and negative temperatures?
The current 8-14 weather forecast continues to call for extremely cold temperatures to grip the majority of the US, especially in the Midwest, where temperatures are forecasted to be well below average.
What Can You Do?
February 5, 2021 - VISCOPLEX® POUR POINT DEPRESSANTS: A comprehensive family of high-performance PPDs
The superior wax crystallization control of VISCOPLEX® pour point depressants (PPDs) guarantees optimized oil flow behavior in cold climates, so vehicles and equipment can operate smoothly in adverse weather. VISCOPLEX® PPDs help overcome the most severe low-temperature viscometric demands of modern lubricants, delivering robustness across base stock groups, performance packages and applications. VISCOPLEX® PPDs enhance the value of formulations.
Benefits of VISCOPLEX® PPD technology:
Check it Out! MCC's Ad and Article from the Fall 2020 Issue of FMN
January 20, 2021 - Check it out--MCC's Dr. Khaled Rashwan (Technical Manager) and Erin Smith (Marketing Specialist) teamed up to write an article for the Fall 2020 issue of Fuels Market News Magazine. In the article and accompanying ad, fuel additives are touted as a solution for building brands and inspiring customer loyalty by offering numerous ways to differentiate a marketer's fuel from their competition. Read more below!
January 19, 2021 - Did you know Evonik's VISCOBASE® products are a cost-effective solution for formulating today's automotive gear oils? We offer a wide range of custom solutions for automotive driveline applications, including both manual and automatic designs, and rear axle systems. Learn more about our solutions for the automotive industry...
January 11, 2021 - The polar vortex is back, and bringing with it Arctic air and winter weather. Is your business prepared to withstand the tough weather challenges and frigid temperatures? Low temperatures present tricky problems with engines, including iced-up fuel lines and filters; if the fuel can't flow, the engine won't go.
Talk to MCC today to ensure that your fuel is treated with cold flow additive solutions to keep both you and your customers up and running and on the road.
November 2, 2020 - MidContinental Chemical Company, Inc. (MCC) is proud to announce that we have been selected by Evonik Oil Additives to be their distribution partner in the United States and Canada. MCC will now offer Evonik’s superior quality VISCOPLEX® viscosity index improvers, VISCOPLEX® pour point depressants, and VISCOBASE® base fluids as an integral part of our comprehensive portfolio of product offerings.
Evonik’s comprehensive range of VISCOPLEX® products are built around the unique benefits of...
October 23, 2020 - Chevron Oronite LLC is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the 2020 ILMA Virtual Annual Meeting, which is being held October 26-27, 2020. Steve Best (Product Line Manager, AEO, Americas Region, Chevron Oronite) will be participating in a panel discussion titled "Ask ILMA - Town Hall," where he will share his expertise and insights on GF-6 and the upcoming dexos Gen 3 specification. Expected to be a highlight...