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Lubrizol to Present at the 14th ICIS Pan American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference


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Lubrizol to Present at the 14th ICIS Pan American
Base Oils & Lubricants Conference


CLEVELAND, November 19, 2018 - The Lubrizol Corporation announces that it will present at the 14th ICIS Pan American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference in Jersey City November 28-30, 2018. Martin Birze, regional business manager, passenger car motor oils for the Americas, will present Enabling Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) Technology: Beyond API SN PLUS & ILSAC GF-6 on Tuesday, November 28 at 1:30 p.m. EST. This presentation will focus on the growth rate of TGDI engines across the Americas and the need to address the lubrication challenges associated with this technology, namely low speed pre-ignition (LSPI). The automotive industry's acknowledgment of the damaging effects of LSPI brought about the recent licensing of new API SN PLUS oils, specifically designed to mitigate this harmful, abnormal combustion event in TGDI engines. However, further research in the field has shown differences in the LSPI mitigating performance of different additive formulations throughout the oil drain interval. The presentation will address how Lubrizol has gone beyond the standard to evaluate LSPI propensity not just at fresh oil, but as the oil ages, and will illustrate that not all LSPI solutions are created equally.

About Lubrizol Engine Oils

Lubrizol engine oil additives are comprehensively designed to protect all types of engines-including heavy duty diesel, passenger car, marine, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, power tool and stationary natural gas-in a variety of operating environments. Lubrizol's diverse product portfolio delivers the right oil for the right application, enhancing vehicle performance while minimizing environmental impact for modern, high-the engines as well as older models.

About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. It is a leader at combining market insights with chemistry and application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol improves lives by acting as an essential partner in our customers' success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care, personal care and skin care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2017 were $6.3 billion. For more information, visit


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