VLS Newsletter – June 2020

VLS Newsletter June 2020

Case summary

Overall the number of cases stands at 65, with 2 products under investigation, 0 not compliant following investigation, 0 not compliant following six month review, 2 product not proven to be compliant and escalated to Trading Standards, 1 product compliant during investigation and no further action taken, 1 compliant following investigation, 0 compliant following six month review and 59 archived.

To view the case outcomes, visit https://ukla-vls.org.uk/case-outcomes/

For details of how to submit a lubricant product complaint to VLS, go to https://ukla-vls.org.uk/case-handling-process/

Industry News

ACEA, the European Association of OEMs, have issued a position paper on the Principles for Potential Post Euro 6 and Euro VI emissions regulations.

ILMA report that new transportation equipment orders fell 47% in April.

API has updated its list to 15 oil products making unauthorised use of API certification marks.

Media Editorial

LubesNGreases EMEA feature an article by Andrew Goddard on the implications for the sector of the new EU Green Deal. June 2020.

Lube magazine, June 20, features and article by Andrew Goddard on the role of VLS in Championing Lubricant Standards.

Lube magazine, June 20, reports on the closing of a case concerning a 5w30 automotive engine oil

Professional Motor Mechanic, May 20, features an article by VLS on the revisions to fuel standards in the UK and the implications for lubricants.

Media Advertising

Lube magazine features the newly revised and refreshed VLS advert on page 20, June 2020.


UNITI, Stuttgart will take place on 23/24 September.

UEIL Congress will take place in Athens on 29/30 October 2020.

Lubmat, Bilbao will take place on the 1st and 2nd December 2020

ChemUK, Manchester will take place on 16/17 September 2020.

ELGI, Hamburg has been postponed to April 2021.

VLS will be exhibiting at Automechanika UK at the NEC in Birmingham on 8-10 June, 2021.


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