The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is a professional organization for mobility engineering professionals in aerospace, automotive and the commercial vehicle industries. SAE is your one-stop resource for standards development, events, and technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.
American Petroleum Institute (API) is the national trade association that represents all aspects of America's oil and natural gas industry.
API provides the API's Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System (EOLCS). It is a voluntary licensing and certification program that authorizes engine oil marketers who meet specified requirements to use the API Engine Oil Quality Marks.
The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), founded in 1991, represents the interests of the thirteen European car, truck and bus manufacturers at EU level.
The membership consists of the major international automobile companies, working together in an active association to ensure effective communication and negotiation with legislative, commercial, technical, consumer, environmental and other allied interests. The members of ACEA are competitors in the automobile market place and support free and fair competition as a trade policy and a legal concept.
The National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) is a not-for-profit trade association, primarily composed of companies who manufacture and market all types of lubricating grease. The objectives of NLGI are to disseminate information that can lead to the development of better lubricating greases for the consumer and to provide better grease lubrication engineering service to the industry.
Lubricants contains 90% base oil (mineral oils) and less than 10% additives (Anti-Wear , Anti-Foam , Anti-Oxidation)
Anti Wear (AW) additives provides protection to reduce the friction and wear in between metal-to-metal contact.
EP (Extreme Pressure) additive, usually are used in some gear lube and greases to provide better protection.