F+L Week 2018 | Kazuo Yamamori | Status of JAMA PCMO WG’s Activities on Automotive Lubricants
Engine oil contributes a lot to environmental protection, in particular, the reduction of CO2 emissions. The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) has been developing fuel efficient engines, in the meantime, high quality and low viscosity engine oils is essential. Though the introduction of low viscosity engine oils has started in Asian countries, the penetration is not yet sufficient. This presentation reviews the JAMA’s activity for promoting fuel- efficient engine oils in the region, namely, the JAMA Engine Oil Seminar. Besides, the SAE Fuels and Lubricants Division, Steering Committee for Asia has been conducting market survey on engine oil quality and viscosity grades since 2002 on a biannual basis. This presentation also reviews quality and viscosity levels currently available in the Asian market, as well as changes that have happened in the past.