ILMA Advocates for NCWM’s Adoption of Key ATF Labeling Provisions

JULY 12, 2017

ILMA submitted a comment letter to the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) advocating that it adopt two provisions, altering the labeling and identification requirements of transmission fluids including on delivery documents and invoices in Handbook 130.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) originally proposed the language and ILMA offered further revisions to ensure that the membership could substantiate performance claims for transmission fluids via testing done by their additive package suppliers.

ILMA’s changes are intended to clarify how performance claims are made and demonstrated for multi-vehicle automatic transmission fluids (ATFs), particularly where an OEM’s transmission specification is proprietary.

In its letter, ILMA notes that the transmission fluids market has grown increasingly more complex of the past 25 years with over 100 ATFs types and that multi-vehicle ATFs are necessary to manage the service fill market.

The NCWM is expected to vote on the provisions during its Annual Meeting next week in Pittsburgh. ILMA will have a representative at the meeting to advocate for adoption of the proposals.