METUCHEN, N.J., Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA), an independent organization with a mission to serve consumers of lubricants by testing and reporting on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace, today announced that four lubricant manufacturers have recently completed the rigorous PQIA Lubricant Certification Process, and are now PQIA Certified Lubricant Suppliers. The program certifies the quality management practices, product integrity, and labeling of motor oils marketed by lubricant manufacturers and distributors.
Certified companies will be authorized to use the PQIA Certification Mark on their motor oil packaging and marketing material. The four companies meeting the PQIA Certification standards include:
According to Thomas F. Glenn, President of PQIA, "The program is structured to help assure lubricant manufacturers and distributors meet PQIA's standards, the requirements set forth by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the American Chemistry Council (ACC), and government regulations as they pertain to the manufacturing and marketing of lubricants." In addition to determining if products are made right, Glenn says, "The PQIA Certification Program is intended to help assure the products made are right for consumers. This means the lubricants meet claimed specifications, are not labeled deceptively, display appropriate API Service Symbols and/or Certification Marks, and include any cautionary statements specified in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Standard J183."
Glenn adds, "PQIA Certified Suppliers agree to the PQIA Code of Ethical Business Conduct (CODE), provide access to manufacturing and packaging facilities for PQIA plant audits and random and periodic sampling and testing of bulk and packaged lubricants."
For more information on the PQIA Certification Program and the Certification Process, contact Thomas Glenn at [email protected], or by phone at 732-201-4033.
Headquartered in Metuchen, NJ, the Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is an independent resource for information and insights on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace. PQIA tests and publishes brand specific data on its website at www.pqia.org and certified lubricant manufacturers and marketers.
SOURCE Petroleum Quality Institute of America