American Petroleum Institute
ATIEL is the technical and innovative hub of the European lubricants industry. It promotes the compliance of lubricants with quality standards and legislation through the European Engine Lubricant Quality Management System and the Code of Practice. In that context, it also informs and provides training and education to public and private stakeholders and to the public. SAIL (https://www.sail-europe.eu/) monitors compliance with ATIEL’s European Engine Lubricant Quality Management System and Code of Practice
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association
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. Incorporated in 1933, NLGI’s members are located in 26 different countries worldwide, including members from every continent in the world. 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.
The Institute works continuously to strengthen its association by rendering service to the end-user of grease as well as those on the manufacturing side. NLGI provides affordable training, recognition & influence, cost savings & benefits, industry access, academic outreach and more. NLGI continues to promote the technical advancement of grease lubrication, and contributes materially to greater production, increased machine life and a higher quality of machine performance through better lubrication.
Shanghai Lubricant Trade Association
The Shanghai Lubricant Trade Association (SLTA) was established in 2005. SLTA has nearly 200 member units, also including two branches — the Lubricant Additive Committee and the Metal Working Fluid Committee.
We have established 11 research bases and seven third-party testing bases. Every year, SLTA hosts the China International Lubricant Apply & Technology Exhibition and co-organizes the China International Lubricant Industrial Development Forum.
SLTA publishes the “Shanghai Lubricant Information” monthly. We adhere to the tenet of “Serving Enterprises, Standardizing Industries, Developing Industries”. In recent years, SLTA has continued to expand its services, such as Online Lectures, China’s Base Oil Price Index, Enterprise WeChat etc.
Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers
The Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 13,000 individuals and 250 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. STLE members are employed by the world’s leading corporations, academic institutions and by governmental agencies dealing with science and technology. STLE supports these distinguished technical experts with a variety of professional education and certification programs. STLE is a professional technical society providing a selection of robust resources in technical research, education, and professional development delivered through programming, courses, events and periodicals on topics most important to you: safety, energy usage, maintenance, natural resources, wear and productivity.
Union of the European Lubricants Industry
UK Lubricants Association
The UK Lubricants Association (UKLA) actively represents members’ interests both at home and overseas.
Representing the majority of the UK lubricants industry, UKLA is actively engaged with other trade associations involved in the sector including those representing refining, recycling and downstream users on matters impacting the industry, through consultation, representation and lobbying UK and European Governments and industry authorities.
In addition to its core representation role and activity, UKLA also provides its membership with industry networking events and knowledge sharing, through training and communications on industry developments and legislation.
The UKLA organisation acts as the voice of the UK lubricants industry.
UNITI Bundesverband mittelständischer Mineralölunternehmen e.V.
UNITI Bundesverband mittelständischer Mineralölunternehmen e.V., founded in 1927, is the German association of small- and medium-sized mineral oil companies. UNITI provides a wide range of expertise in the fields of fuels, lubricants and heating oil, and represents around 90% of SME mineral oil companies in Germany.
The majority of independent SME lubricant manufacturers and distributors in Germany are members of the association. Its market share is approximately 50%. With their highly innovative automotive and industrial lubricants as well as metalworking fluids, UNITI members are indispensable partners to the manufacturing industry and ensure the highest technological standards. UNITI also represents the majority of manufacturers and distributors of additives for fuels, lubricants and heating oil.