Blog: Automotive

New Finished Product Requirements for EU REACH
Set a Course for Compliance with FMVSS 108
28 October 2015

Set a Course for Compliance with FMVSS 108

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 108 has changed; how does this impact your products? More…

A Closer Look: Korean Market Now has Access to CAPA
24 March 2014

A Closer Look: Korean Market Now has Access to CAPA

The Korean market will now have access to CAPA parts as an alternative to OEM. More…

Why buy a certified automotive lift?
23 July 2013

Why buy a certified automotive lift?

Why should a manufacturer of automotive lifts certify their product? Because buyers are more likely to prefer it. More…

What are the New Pitfalls & Quality Assurance for Biofuels Today? (Part II)
30 January 2013

What are the New Pitfalls & Quality Assurance for Biofuels Today? (Part II)

Advanced bio components such as hydrotreated refined & Fisher Tropsch refined diesel are now entering the market. More…

What are the New Pitfalls & Quality Assurance for Biofuels Today? (Part I)
29 January 2013

What are the New Pitfalls & Quality Assurance for Biofuels Today? (Part I)

Today, the biofuels global market is a complex business. But why? Several factors affecting this market range from different biomass resources to various supply systems... More…

Developing Engine Oils is Essentially Invisible to the Motor Vehicle Owners, but Absolutely Critical to Vehicle Engine Life
14 November 2012

Developing Engine Oils is Essentially Invisible to the Motor Vehicle Owners, but Absolutely Critical to Vehicle Engine Life

The engine oil lubricant industry and the infrastructure to support the effort to reliably market quality engine oils is largely invisible to the average driver of a pickup truck, passenger car, delivery truck, bus, freight hauler, etc. More…

(Video) Dean Schoppe discusses market drivers in the engines, fuels and lubricants industries
02 November 2012

(Video) Dean Schoppe discusses market drivers in the engines, fuels and lubricants industries

The big drivers of the fuel lubricant and emissions market are the engine manufacturers along with regulatory agencies (i.e., EPA). Learn more as Dean discusses the impact they have on the industry. More…

The Differences Between VOC Content and Emissions
25 October 2012

The Differences Between VOC Content and Emissions

Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) testing is growing in popularity and importance in many industries. As I address more and more requests to evaluate many different products for VOC, one critical question that usually needs to be answered: Is the testing required going to be for VOC content or VOC emission? More…

A Closer Look: Medium-Heavy Duty Engine Fuel Economy
16 October 2012

A Closer Look: Medium-Heavy Duty Engine Fuel Economy

Recently mandated fuel economy standards are forcing engine manufacturers to squeeze every last drop from fuel. More…

Competition in the Electric Vehicle Industry: Don't Let Safety Certification Hold You Back
07 February 2012

Competition in the Electric Vehicle Industry: Don't Let Safety Certification Hold You Back

Intense investment in the electric vehicle market could potentially cause a back log for manufacturers trying to get their products, with the necessary safety certifications, to the global marketplace. More…