VLS Bulletin – July 2019 – VLS010155

VLS 010155 – SAR Lubricants Synmax Spectrum 5w-30

On 23rd April 2018 the case was reported to VLS.

The case concerned the number of OEM specifications for which the product was claimed as suitable for use.

VLS worked with the Named Party to reduce the number of claims made to those which were directly supported by their technology provider.

On the 24th March 2019 VLS undertook a six month review of the case in line with its stated procedure.

VLS is content that the revised Technical Data Sheet for the product dated 3rd August 2018, and the product label provided by the Named Party, accurately reflect the claims made on the product which are fully supported by the technology provider. Consequently VLS believes that the product remains in compliance at the six month review stage.

VLS now considers the case resolved and the complaint fully met.

David Wright, Company Secretary – VLS (UK) Ltd says “We want to ensure we have the highest standards in Europe for lubricant manufacture, blending and marketing, and we want a ‘level playing field’ for all participants, so that we protect the interests of the consumer and other end users.

In the Verification of Lubricant Specifications (UK) Ltd, we have set our course for stronger industry self-regulation by working positively towards more open and transparent competition that benefits all lubricant organisations. By working with the sector to resolve non compliant products in an independent and impartial manner, we can support companies to compete on a more equitable basis in a highly competitive marketplace.”

July 2019

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