Interview

“Sustainability activities are crucial for commercial success and staying ahead of the curve”

“Sustainability activities are crucial for commercial success and staying ahead of the curve”

On 29 December 2023, an important step was taken in terms of foreign trade with the EU with the Turkish Sustainability Reporting Standard published in the Official Gazette. With the new regulation, many companies, including lubricant producers, will ...

14.03.2024 14:40:00
A talent shows up in motorbike sport: Trophy monster Poyraz is very close to World Championship

A talent shows up in motorbike sport: Trophy monster Poyraz is very close to World Championship

 He started riding a 2-wheeled bicycle at the age of 3 and motorbike at the age of 5. When success overflowed beyond Türkiye, he won trophies at the Balkan and European Championships one after the other. The adventure of Poyraz, who runs ...

19.01.2024 09:30:00
With its contribution to the current account deficit and generated tax volume TAYRAŞ benefits the country’s economy

With its contribution to the current account deficit and generated tax volume TAYRAŞ benefits the country’s economy

TAYRAŞ, Türkiye’s first and only facility that produces high quality and low carbon footprint base oil from used lubricants with hydro-treatment technology, protects the future of our planet and provides sustainability benefits, while ...

17.01.2024 09:40:00
Nynas is ready for a carbon-free future with innovative products

Nynas is ready for a carbon-free future with innovative products

European Union aims to be the first carbon neutral continent in 2050 with the European Green Deal announced on 11 December 2019. This goal means a new growth strategy based on renewable energy and the determination of new climate change oriented ...

15.01.2024 15:30:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu: Our culture is a sustainable life culture

Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu: Our culture is a sustainable life culture

This year, we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Istanbul Technical University along with the 100th anniversary of Turkish Republic. Founded in 1773 as Imperial School of Naval Engineering (Ottoman Turkish: Mühendishâne-i Bahrî-i ...

31.10.2023 09:30:00
Tecnofluid sets goals high for antifreeze market along with growing EV demand

Tecnofluid sets goals high for antifreeze market along with growing EV demand

As electric vehicles become widespread, the structure of complementary products and services required by the automotive industry will undergo a major change. Antifreeze additives will become a critical component of the industry, especially in ...

31.10.2023 09:15:00
General Manager of Nynas Türkiye Güney Devrim İldiri: The importance and the impact of naphthenic oils on the transition to a sustainable society

General Manager of Nynas Türkiye Güney Devrim İldiri: The importance and the impact of naphthenic oils on the transition to a sustainable society

Nynas, one of the world’s leading naphthenic base oil producers, holds a significant market share in the supply of transformer oils and naphthenic specialty products, which are used in the production of tires, lubricants and greases. The ...

8.09.2023 15:30:00
The innovation pioneer in aviation oils: NYCO

The innovation pioneer in aviation oils: NYCO

NYCO, one of the most important aviation oil manufacturers in Europe, offers a wide range of products to aircraft manufacturers in the field of defence and civil aviation. The company’s Turbonycoil® 600 product, which is supplied to the ...

12.06.2023 15:30:00
ExxonMobil accelerates supply of Group II base oils with new investments

ExxonMobil accelerates supply of Group II base oils with new investments

Interview with Laura Pottorf, ExxonMobil Global Marketing Manager for Basestocks and Waxes ExxonMobil, one of the global leaders of the lubricants industry, continues to shape the industry with its innovative and environmentally friendly ...

28.02.2023 10:00:00
Petrol Ofisi Lubricants Director Sezgin Gürsu: We are ready from today to tomorrow also in 2023

Petrol Ofisi Lubricants Director Sezgin Gürsu: We are ready from today to tomorrow also in 2023

Petrol Ofisi, the traditional leader of the Turkish lubricant sector, started to receive the results of the strategy it has been following for a long time in 2022. Anticipating the changes experienced throughout the year, taking proactive measures ...

9.01.2023 16:30:00
Experience, expertise and superior quality in aviation oils: ExxonMobil

Experience, expertise and superior quality in aviation oils: ExxonMobil

One of the largest publicly traded companies in the world ExxonMobil has been maintaining its industry leadership in almost every aspect of the energy and chemical manufacturing businesses for more than a century now. Operating facilities and ...

1.11.2022 14:00:00
Prof. Dr. Ali Erdemir: Plastic waste can be used to produce high-performance lubricants

Prof. Dr. Ali Erdemir: Plastic waste can be used to produce high-performance lubricants

Prof. Dr. Ali Erdemir, a world-renowned Turkish scientist who has conducted groundbreaking studies in the fields of materials science, surface engineering, and tribology, gave an interview to Lubricant World magazine. Emphasizing that contrary to ...

19.08.2022 16:45:00
A year marked with growth despite many challenges

A year marked with growth despite many challenges

We made an evaluation of 2021 with Ayhan Köksal, Castrol Turkey, Ukraine and Central Asia Director. Despite many difficulties and negative developments such as the pandemic, fluctuations and price increases, 2021, which is marked with growth ...

31.12.2021 12:28:00
Upcycling brings supply security in base oils and second prime of life for waste oils

Upcycling brings supply security in base oils and second prime of life for waste oils

TAYRAŞ Used Lube Oil Refinery, Turkey's first Group II+ base oil refinery and the technology leader in this field, offers second useful life for used lubricating oils. In addition to its environmental benefits, it also comes to the fore in security ...

1.11.2021 15:04:00
Speedol celebrates its 100th anniversary with two major approvals

Speedol celebrates its 100th anniversary with two major approvals

Speedol crowned its 100th anniversary with the approvals it received for Speedol Weapon Protective Oil SPD 63460 (S-761) and Speedol Aero Ultra Diesel S170, two important products in its portfolio. We talked about these achievements with Tayfun ...

1.09.2021 16:47:00
Time to go circular

Time to go circular

More than simply recycling, circular economy is about capturing a larger part of the value that is typically lost in our traditional linear economic model. For Nynas, a circular approach is one of the things that separates them from regular oil ...

3.07.2021 12:51:00
Total launches a unique platform for vehicle maintenance and repair mechanics

Total launches a unique platform for vehicle maintenance and repair mechanics

Total Turkey Pazarlama, which has been operating in lubricants production and marketing industries of Turkey for more than 30 years, has launched its digital platform, “Made for Mechanics”, for the use of mechanics. The platform, which ...

30.04.2021 11:04:00
An overview of 2020 with Sezgin Gürsu

An overview of 2020 with Sezgin Gürsu

The year 2020 was marked with the principle “health first” for Petrol Ofisi. Standing out with works that prioritize human health, Petrol Ofisi finished 2020 with permanent projects and long-term goals. We had a long conversation with ...

1.03.2021 17:04:00
“We will play a key role in the Turkish EV market”

“We will play a key role in the Turkish EV market”

The lubricants industry will retain its importance despite the changing dynamics, and Turkey will play a key role in the electric vehicles market in the medium term with its domestic and foreign sales, according to Aslı Yetkin Karagül, Turkey, ...

1.09.2020 14:32:00
Reksoil is once again among top five Stars of Export

Reksoil is once again among top five Stars of Export

The Stars of Export awards, given by the Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters Association (İKMİB) every year to honor and encourage member companies in the chemical industry for their success in exports, are granted to their winners ...

1.09.2020 10:27:00
Moscow to host Global Lubricant Week for the 11th time

Moscow to host Global Lubricant Week for the 11th time

Recognized as the leading event in the Russian lubricant industry as well as the lubricant market of CIS and Eastern Europe, Global Lubricant Week is held for 15 years and it will take place in Moscow between 13 and 16 October 2020 this year. We ...

16.03.2020 15:32:00
Motul once again becomes the main sponsor of Motobike Istanbul

Motul once again becomes the main sponsor of Motobike Istanbul

Motobike Istanbul, the most comprehensive event of the motorcycle and bicycle industry, will take place between February 20-23, 2020 at Istanbul Expo Center. Main sponsor of the event is once again Motul. Dmitry Bakumenko, General Manager of Motul ...

13.03.2020 16:31:00
Undisputed leader of Turkish lubricants market: Petrol Ofisi

Undisputed leader of Turkish lubricants market: Petrol Ofisi

Petrol Ofisi has maintained its leadership in the Turkish lubricants and chemicals market in the 10th year since 2010 with 28.6 percent* this year. It also achieved leadership in the lubricants market, with a market share of over 27 percent*. Petrol ...

13.03.2020 15:12:00
The traditional leader in the fuel, lubricants and chemicals markets: Petrol Ofisi

The traditional leader in the fuel, lubricants and chemicals markets: Petrol Ofisi

Petrol Ofisi, one of Turkey's most established brands, takes the lead in many areas today. Founded in 1941, the company has contributed to the development of both the country and the society since the first day. Today, it takes justified pride of ...

23.12.2019 09:47:00
Petrol Ofisi Lubricants is ready for the future needs of customers

Petrol Ofisi Lubricants is ready for the future needs of customers

Highlighting the fact that Petrol Ofisi is the traditional leader of fuels as well as the lubricants and chemical product markets in Turkey, Petrol Ofisi Lubricants Director Sezgin Gürsu said “Petrol Ofisi displays a customer-oriented ...

8.11.2019 10:46:00
Alpet Lubricants develops special products for the iron and steel industry

Alpet Lubricants develops special products for the iron and steel industry

Alpet Lubricants develops special projects and conducts product studies for the iron and steel industry, which is among the most important industries of Turkey. The company aims to make a difference in the sector with its calcium sulfonate complex ...

3.09.2019 16:50:00
Petrol Ofisi trains the engineers of the future

Petrol Ofisi trains the engineers of the future

Petrol Ofisi contributes to the solution to the lack of qualified personnel, which is one of the biggest problems in the business world. Collaborating with Gazi University, Petrol Ofisi held a conference for the students of the Faculty of ...

11.07.2019 10:33:00
Baku City Circuit keeps on pushing the limits

Baku City Circuit keeps on pushing the limits

Baku will host Formula 1 for the fourth time this year. Recently, the circuit announced a new deal signed off, extending their contract until 2023. We interviewed Mr. Arif Rahimov, Executive Director of Baku City Circuit to discuss their success and ...

30.05.2019 17:04:00
Energy efficiency and lubricants

Energy efficiency and lubricants

Murat Kalsın, President of the Energy Efficiency Association, indicates that lubricants are key elements that contribute to energy efficiency. He underlines that an investment in hydraulic oils produced for energy efficiency in a machine or engine ...

12.03.2019 15:45:00
“Increasing quality expectation turns into added value in products”

“Increasing quality expectation turns into added value in products”

Quality expectation of consumers in the lubricants sector is consistently rising. Brands, which invest in constant development and follow current trends, turn this into an advantage. Product Quality Assurance Manager Alev Gürbüz, ...

1.01.2019 16:37:00
Castrol India: A pioneer of development under Ömer Dormen’s leadership

Castrol India: A pioneer of development under Ömer Dormen’s leadership

Ömer Dormen, Castrol’s youngest General Manager in the world and now Castrol’s General Manager in India for three years, gave us key information about the rapidly growing and developing Indian market, and shared his experiences and ...

13.11.2018 10:26:00
LUKOIL Turkey completed the harmonization process with Russia

LUKOIL Turkey completed the harmonization process with Russia

LUKOIL Lubricants, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year in Turkey, is shifting up with its expanding product line. We came together with Akın Toppare, Technical Sales Manager, and Ayşegül Yalım, Manager of Technical Support Group, to ...

1.08.2018 10:32:00
“We will do our best to increase lubricant exports”

“We will do our best to increase lubricant exports”

Having won the Presidency elections for İKMİB, Adil Pelister told us what he will do in his term of presidency, and what he offers to the sector. Pelister aims to eliminate all difficulties in the chemical industry with his projects, and closely ...

6.06.2018 11:39:00
A challenging race experience against a stunning backdrop: Baku City Circuit

A challenging race experience against a stunning backdrop: Baku City Circuit

Baku City Circuit, the fastest city circuit with tight turns and challenging slopes, will host a new race experience on April 27-29. Arif Rahimov, Executive Director of BCC, shared his experiences with us, and told about their objectives. ...

18.04.2018 16:43:00
“Full concentration is the key to success”

“Full concentration is the key to success”

Established in 1993, Petroyağ is today one of the largest industrial oil suppliers in Turkey with its 22 percent market share. In March, the company celebrated its 25th anniversary with a splendid ceremony. We talked about the history of the ...

9.04.2018 15:16:00
3rd largest fair of automotive industry: Automechanika

3rd largest fair of automotive industry: Automechanika

As the 3rd largest fair of the automotive industry after Frankfurt and Shanghai, Automechanika Istanbul will be held for the 12th time this year. We had a chat with Tayfun Yardım, Messe Frankfurt Istanbul Genral Manager, and Alexander ...

1.02.2018 14:15:00
A career dedicated to the lubricant industry : Çetin Kayam

A career dedicated to the lubricant industry : Çetin Kayam

Çetin Kayam has nearly 50 years of experience in the lubricants sector. He not only has made significant contributions to the sector, but also led the way for various developments. In this short interview, we tried our best to give as much ...

1.12.2017
“Lubricant analyses are like blood tests for your machines”

“Lubricant analyses are like blood tests for your machines”

SGS is one of the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification companies. With its more than 90,000 employees within a network of more than 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world, SGS told us how they make the ...

10.10.2017
Lubricants industry from past to today

Lubricants industry from past to today

One of the most knowledgeable people in the lubricants industry is İliya Yofoğlu. Being in this sector for ages means witnessing the changing and fading values throughout the years. We made an interview with İliya Yofoğlu to listen to his ...

15.09.2017
Guarantee for the producing Turkey: KGF

Guarantee for the producing Turkey: KGF

Having been established as a vital financial support corporation, Credit Guarantee Fund (KGF) facilitates the access of SMEs and non-SME businesses to finance, and provides strategic support to Turkey’s growth and development. KGF Deputy ...

1.06.2017
Pegasus demands more environmental friendly and longer-life lubricants

Pegasus demands more environmental friendly and longer-life lubricants

Tahsin İstanbullu, Pegasus Airlines Engineering and Planning Director, states that jet engines consume large amounts of lubricants and this brings high costs for airline companies. “In our aircraft, we prefer brands approved by all ...

18.01.2017
Fratelli Ricci Sales Director Maurizio Gastaldi: Iron and steel producers do not focus on cost-decreasing lubricants but on prices

Fratelli Ricci Sales Director Maurizio Gastaldi: Iron and steel producers do not focus on cost-decreasing lubricants but on prices

Indıcating that lubricants used in the iron and steel industry are highly important, Italian Fratelli Ricci Sales Director Gastaldi says, “Unfortunately most of the producers focus on pricing rather than products that will decrease actual ...

15.10.2016 13:49:00

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Countdown to UNITI 2024 Mineral Oil Technology Forum

Countdown to UNITI 2024 Mineral Oil Technology Forum

In a few weeks’ time, the lubricants industry will once again meet in Stuttgart, Germany for the UNITI Mineral Oil Technology Forum (UMTF) between 16-17 April 2024. After ...

27.03.2024 18:44:00
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“Sustainability activities are crucial for commercial success and staying ahead of the curve”

“Sustainability activities are crucial for commercial success and staying ahead of the curve”

On 29 December 2023, an important step was taken in terms of foreign trade with the EU with the Turkish Sustainability Reporting Standard published in the Official Gazette. With ...

14.03.2024 14:40:00
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Innovative solutions in the lubricant industry: Design of Experiments – DoE

Innovative solutions in the lubricant industry: Design of Experiments – DoE

Sedanur Birincioğlu Chemist - ADCO PETROLEUM ADDITIVES/ Technical Sales and  Marketing Specialist The chemical industry is in a continuous process of innovation and ...

14.03.2024 13:30:00
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Özerşah ramps up exports with OEM approvals

Özerşah ramps up exports with OEM approvals

Founded in 1998 with own resources and growing with Türkiye’s enthusiasm for domestic production, Özerşah stands out with its successful performance in the ...

14.03.2024 10:40:00
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TURKISH REACH Regulation Amendment: Strategies for impacts and adaptation

TURKISH REACH Regulation Amendment: Strategies for impacts and adaptation

Dr. Eyüp Şimşek - Chemvisor General Manager Regulation on TURKISH REACH The regulation amending the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and ...

13.03.2024 14:55:00
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Greenhouse gas neutral e-liquids in electrification

Greenhouse gas neutral e-liquids in electrification

The electrification of the energy sector on the path of change for a green, circular, digital transformation is an unquestionable priority for the best sustainability management. ...

12.03.2024 14:30:00
Columns     Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Critical issues about greases

Critical issues about greases

BORA KIRAZLILAR Mechanical Engineer Gema Oil Lubricants Technical and Private Label Products Compliance Manager   In the industrial world, keeping machinery running ...

12.03.2024 14:20:00
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The story of lubricants Modern era’s black gold - VII Waste oil recovery methods

The story of lubricants Modern era’s black gold - VII Waste oil recovery methods

Waste oil recovery is the process of removing all kinds of pollutants, oxidation products and particles in the waste oil and obtaining base oil or petroleum products in accordance ...

12.03.2024 12:35:00
Columns     Dr. Hansu Jülide Köroğlu    
Perfect for harsh conditions: Greases

Perfect for harsh conditions: Greases

It is as important to know the chemical structure and application areas of the greases we use in our critical equipment and to closely monitor the analyses in this respect as it ...

12.03.2024 12:15:00
Columns     Umut Arslan    
Can the amount of waste oil formation be estimated?

Can the amount of waste oil formation be estimated?

The main problem in the effective and sustainable management of waste oils is that the total annual amount of waste oil generation is not known before waste oil minimization and ...

12.03.2024 12:00:00
Columns     Dr. Volkan Pelitli