New Global Engine Oil Specifications Under Final Review, F + L Daily, May 2022

The International Fluids Consortium (IFC) was established in 2020 by 11 vehicle manufacturers, to replace the current fragmented regional approach to developing automotive lubricant specifications with a more efficient global system. Engine oil development is still one of the most effective ways to improve fuel economy. The consortium is looking to develop a system that […]

IFC Presents at F+L Week – April 29, 2022: Transforming Vehicle Fluid Specifications

Abstract:  The International Fluids Consortium (IFC) is a not-for-profit organization created by vehicle manufacturers to encourage innovation and improve performance of fluids to meet the needs of current and future vehicles. IFC’s mission is to develop and maintain performance-based fluid specifications for optimizing vehicle performance while promoting global awareness, availability, and use of approved fluids. […]

IFC to launch new global engine oil standards

The critical importance of automotive fluids is often overlooked and undervalued. This can result in a disconnect between what we need and is possible, with what is available, says Teri Kowalski, principal engineer, powertrain division, Toyota Motor North America. Vehicle designs and technologies are evolving at a faster pace than ever before, and consumers and […]

Are ILSAC GF-6 and ACEA the Last of Lubricants Performance Specifications? 

We may be in the final stages of ICE oil specifications upgrades by industry bodies ILSAC, API, ACEA, and JASO. The recent release of ILSAC GF-6 in 2020 took eight years, and an interim specification of ILSAC GF-5 Plus was needed to be issued to protect engines until GF-6 could be finalized. This was needed […]

IFC Bids to Replace Regional Oil Specs

A representative for a new automaker association unveiled its plan yesterday to create a framework to develop global specifications for engine oils and other fluids – a framework intended to replace the existing systems that develop API, ILSAC, ACEA and JASO oil specs. Speaking at SAE International’s World Congress Experience Digital Summit, Toyota’s Teri Kowalski […]

New Engine Oil Standards-Setting Consortium Announced

Yesterday, Toyota announced the formation of the International Fluids Consortium (IFC) during SAE International’s virtual World Congress. Led by a group of automakers, the consortium intends to develop international automotive fluid performance specifications that will supplant those developed by the American Petroleum Institute (API), European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and the Japanese Automotive Standards Organization […]

Does this spell the end of ILSAC?

Representatives from some of the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) announced the formation of the International Fluids Consortium (IFC) yesterday at SAE International’s WCX World Congress Experience Digital Summit. Teri Kowalski, principal engineer at Toyota Motor North America, presented how the International Fluids Consortium will develop performance-based fluid specifications that will ensure current and […]

New Fluids Consortium Announced Serving the Automotive Industry

The International Fluids Consortium (IFC): By Vehicle Manufacturers for Vehicle Owners Today representatives from some of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers announced the formation of the International Fluids Consortium (IFC). At SAE International’s WCX™ World Congress Experience Digital Summit, Teri Kowalski, Principal Engineer at Toyota Motor North America, is presenting how the IFC will develop […]

OEMs Propose Global System for Specs

A new automaker organization is proposing a global framework to develop industry performance specifications for lubricants and other fluids used in on-road vehicles, stating a desire to speed and streamline the work of current regional approaches. The International Fluids Consortium aims to replace or consolidate frameworks currently run through pillar organizations such as ACEA, ILSAC, […]