F+L Week 2017 to Showcase New Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Specification Development in China

China charting its own course with a national diesel engine oil specification to launch in 2019.
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SINGAPORE, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- F+L Week 2017 is pleased to announce that, for the first time on a global stage, a new heavy-duty engine oil specification being developed in China will be showcased at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore from March 7-10, 2017.  

Xie,Jingchun - PetroChina
Xie,Jingchun - PetroChina

China has adopted the API engine oil category over the past three decades, but Chinese heavy-duty OEMs, in co-operation with key Chinese lubricant manufacturers and suppliers, are now charting their own course with a new heavy-duty engine oil specification, targeted for launch in 2019.

Xie Jingchun, Deputy Chief Engineer of Lanzhou Lubricant R&D Institute, PetroChina Lubricant Company, will speak on the "Technical Routine for China Domestic HD Diesel Engine Oil Specification Development" at F+L Week 2017, where he will demonstrate an innovative solution to Chinese engine oil specification development.

Chinese OEM's requirement for a high performance tailor-made engine oil, a totally different emission control strategy, and the speed of development of China HD engines are central to Mr. Xie's belief that it is "the right time to develop a China domestic HD engine oil specification." 

"Mr. Xie has more than 20 years' working experience with lubricant test standards development and qualification. We are delighted he has agreed to unveil details of the new heavy-duty engine oil specification being developed in China for the first time at F+L Week, " says Vicky Villena-Denton, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of F&L Asia, the major industry publisher that hosts the popular industry conference dedicated to base oils, finished lubricants, petroleum additives and transport fuels.

"For anyone involved or interested in the China market, Mr. Xie's presentation is one not to be missed," she says.

F+L Week 2017: Charting The Course

The 2017 conference theme, entitled "Charting The Course," is focused on providing guidance to attendees to help "navigate future fuel and lubricant industry trends." Significant change is eminent in the complex fuel and lubricant market. Prominent industry thought leaders and delegates will explore global fuel and lubricant developments, regulatory hurdles, industry standards and other business-critical issues impacting the market landscape.

Alongside Mr. Xie's highly anticipated address, further F+L Week highlights include:

"To Unlock Innovation, Change the Model"

Vice President of Global Sales at specialty chemicals manufacturer Lubrizol Corporation, Matthew Joyce, will deliver a petroleum additive maker's perspective on the industry's transformation.

"Engine Tribology Technology Trends and Engine Oil Challenges"

Dr. Arup Gangopadhyay, Technical Leader for Lubrication Science & Mechanical Friction in Powertrain Research and Advanced Engineering at global auto manufacturer Ford Motor Co. identifies challenges and trends in engine tribology technology.  

"Lubricant Technology Trends"

Petronas Lubricants International is one of the largest Asian-based lubricant manufacturers in the world. The presentation on lubricant technology trends from the Director of Research and Technology, Dr. Andy Holmes, has far reaching implications for those involved in automotive lubricants.

"Five Key Trends Leaders Need to Know about Metalworking Fluids"

John Burke, Global Director, Engineering Services, of Houghton International, will discuss recent and proposed regulations that will affect metalworking fluids use in the future. He will further discuss how proactive corporate ethics programs may become the ultimate restriction for certain chemicals in the future, regardless of local laws.

The Inaugural F&L Week Awards

Presented in conjunction with F+L Week for the first time in 2017 are the F&L Week Awards. This exciting new addition to the schedule provides an opportunity to recognise individual achievements and highlight positive contributions to the Asia-Pacific F&L industry. Winners will be formally recognised at F+L Week and will also be showcased in Fuels + Lubes Online and featured in Fuels & Lubes International magazine.


F+L Week is the premier event for the Fuels, Lubricants, Base Oils and Additives industries in Asia-Pacific. F+L Week is the convergence of the annual Fuels & Lubes Asia Conference and the Asia-Pacific Base Oil Conference and is the flagship knowledge-sharing forum in the region. It offers the perfect opportunity to discuss and debate the latest industry shifts and provides an exceptional networking platform to consolidate business connections.

The event, organised by Hong Kong-based F&L Asia Ltd., the industry's leading publisher in the region, is the industry's must-attend annual event in Asia. F+L Week is the only annual conference in Asia-Pacific with a high level of commercial, i.e., non-academic, technical content on the subject of transport fuels, lubricants, base oils and additives.

Registrations for the conference are now open. To register or to get more information visit


F&L Asia Ltd. has been providing world-class fuel and lube industry news and events since 1995. The publication company provides media services to some of the biggest names in the industry and each year produces F+L Week, the industry conference and exhibition premier event.

Unparalleled thought leadership, stringent content quality standards and uncompromising journalism (gathering facts directly from the frontline, including from its permanent bases at the heart of the strategic Asian region) are some of F&L Asia's core strengths and the reason why it retains an unchallenged "first with the latest" position.

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