EELQMS Bulletin | The importance of the correct base oil to the finished lubricant

Published on April 12th 2023.

Base oils are critical to the effective functioning of a finished lubricant.  EELQMS have issued a new bulletin that discusses the impotance of the correct base oil to the finished lubricant 


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SAIL Legal Position | EU Sanctions

Published on May 16th 2022.

SAIL is committed to full compliance with the laws that apply to its operations. This includes the sanctions that the European Union has imposed on Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine. As a company under Belgian law, SAIL is subject to these EU rules.

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Appointment of New SAIL Manager

Published on November 15th 2021.

Michael Boyer appointed manager of SAIL. He will succeed Jef Soetewey, who has managed SAIL since 2017.

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Deadline for compliance with ACEA Oil Sequences 2016

Published on October 15th 2018.

Lubricant formulators and marketers have until 1 December 2018 to ensure any engine lubricants on the market making current ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) performance claims comply with the ACEA European Oil Sequences 2016.

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New EELQMS registration system off to strong start

Published on December 4th 2017.

A new registration system for signatories to the European Engine Lubricants Quality Management System (EELQMS) has got off to a strong start. Nearly 200 lubricant companies have already registered Letters of Conformance (LoC) with the new administrators of the system.

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Major changes in the administrative procedures of the EELQMS Marketers' Letter of Conformance (LoC)

Published on August 4th 2017.

Under the European Engine Lubricant Quality Management System (EELQMS), lubricant marketers making claims against the ACEA Oil Sequences are required by ACEA to submit a Letter of Conformance (LoC) to ATIEL.

Submission of this letter implies a commitment to develop and manufacture engine lubricants in accordance with the guidelines described in the EELQMS. The LoC is generally valid for a two-year period and current letters expire on 31 October 2017. You will therefore need to renew your registration before then.

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