Additive maker Infineum announces ACEA A7/B7 and C6 line-up
UK-based additive maker Infineum announced that its market-leading passenger car motor oil (PCMO) line-up now meets the latest ACEA A7/B7 and C6 specifications, providing comprehensive coverage across the full 2021 ACEA European Oil Sequences for light-duty engines.
The new ACEA Sequences came into effect on 1 May 2021 and will be mandatory for all new claims on 1 May 2022. As such, the new Sequences, especially the new A7/B7 and C6 categories will play a critical role in shaping the European PCMO market for years to come.
A7/B7 is a new category building on A5/B5. Formulations meeting the demands introduced by A7/B7 need to combine low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) performance, chain wear protection to address concerns with modern gasoline direct injected engines and provide cutting edge cleanliness to turbocharger compressors.
C6 is the corresponding reduced SAPS category, built on C5, adding the same engine performance features as A7/B7, but lubricants need to also pass a new fuel economy test to achieve the C6 specification. This new test arguably makes C6 the most important of the new categories because of the exciting fuel economy potential that can be achieved from formulating at SAE XW-20 grades.
“The test limits for the new ACEA categories provide a challenging baseline, delivering critical performance features that are essential for the continued evolution of the European PCMO market. Our considerable formulation expertise has enabled us to move swiftly to ensure our customers can create finished lubricants from current additive packages Infineum P6780 (A7/B7) and Infineum P6800 (C6), providing them with the market coverage they need,” said Sinéad Adamski, Infineum regional market manager.