Supporting Lubricant Manufacturers for 75 Years

Leaders of the
Lubricant Industry

Since 1948, the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) has been the leading voice of the lubricants industry. Our members make specialized lubricants for everything from backhoes to bone screws, keeping planes in the air; cars on the road; and the machines in businesses, households and hospitals running efficiently.

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Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Looking for financial support for your education? The ILMA Foundation offers scholarships ranging from $3,500 to $5,000 to undergraduate and graduate students.

The Foundation is now accepting applications through  May 31, 2024.

Membership Has
Its Perks

ILMA membership offers unparalleled networking opportunities, advocacy efforts that protect your business rights, access to legal counsel and expert knowledge, real-time updates on the industry’s most important regulatory changes, and much more.

  • “ILMA is a presence in other places where we can’t be, doing what as a small company you can’t do for yourself.”

    Ann Ball, DuBois Chemicals, ILMA Manufacturing Member
  • “I find a lot of value at ILMA, not only because of networking, but discussing issues and items that pertain to my business, including regulatory affairs and also issues of transportation and upcoming new developments in the marketplace.”

    Ramesh Navaratnam, Patech North America, ILMA Supplier Member
  • “ILMA has developed relationships with OSHA and the EPA, so when they come out with a rulemaking, they’ll ask us to come and testify, and they listen to what we say.”

    Ike Tripp, Etna Products, ILMA Manufacturing Member
  • “One of the big benefits is the chance to sit down to talk about some of the opportunities that may be there, changing environments, and how we can help each other through those areas.”

    Scott Lindsay, MidContinental Chemical Co., ILMA Supplier Member
  • “I gain a lot of information as far as potential upcoming regulations, so ILMA has been a wealth of information that comes to me before something could potentially cause a problem within our company.”

    Julie Thomas, Master Fluid Solutions, ILMA Manufacturing Member

Elevate Your Industry Knowledge

Join ILMA to access our new learning resources! Our customizable lubricants training course helps your employees understand the big picture of the lubricants industry and decode industry jargon. Plus, the ILMA Foundation offers a toolkit and on-demand webinars for creating successful internship programs. Free enrollment is available for ILMA member companies and employees.

The Voice of the Industry

Partnering with ILMA signifies a commitment to excellence, establishing your organization as a leading influencer in the independent lubricant manufacturing world. Whether through advertising, sponsorship, or supporting the ILMA Foundation, there are numerous avenues to make a meaningful impact in the industry. Join us in shaping the future of the industry.

ILMA Members' North American Market Share

40

Industrial Lubricants

70

Metalworking Fluids

25

Automotive Lubricants

26,000 North American jobs

that pay $2.5+ billion in labor income

Sales Activity

US
12.9

US

Canada
865

Canada

Mexico
618

Mexico