Membership Has Its Perks​

Relationships & Unparalleled Networking

ILMA Meetings

ILMA’s networking opportunities are the best in the industry – just come to one ILMA meeting and you will see why. Meet with over 450 industry decision-makers at ILMA Engage in April and over 1,000 of your colleagues at ILMA’s Annual Meeting in October. Connect with industry leaders, gain insights from thought-provoking speakers, and participate in high-impact discussions that can shape the future of your business. There’s simply no better place to get business done! Plus, ILMA Members enjoy discounted registration rates.

Membership e-Directory

With a membership exceeding 300 companies and over 2,000 industry professionals, ILMA’s digital Membership Directory provides seamless access to a thriving network of customers, suppliers, distributors, and experts.


ILMA advocates for the interests of independent lubricant manufacturers, providing a unified voice on regulatory and legislative issues that affect the industry. As a member of ILMA, you’ll gain access to a powerful network of industry professionals.

ILMA is your voice in the public policy arena, working on Capitol Hill and meeting with regulatory agency executives to help preserve your right to do business and compete on a level playing field. When ILMA speaks, government listens.

ILMA also provides advocacy education and opportunities to meet with your representatives on Capitol Hill and right where you live. In an accelerated global market with little concern for proprietary boundaries, ILMA’s singular voice for independent innovation and competition has never been more important.

  • “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

Knowledge and Expertise

Gain access to ILMA legal counsel with decades of experience working for ILMA and its members, as well as top-of-the-line consultants who manage ILMA’s signature testing program, liaise with industry partners on crucial issues, and bring a depth of scientific knowledge and experience to the table. 

With contributions from engaged members, industry experts and thought leaders, ILMA’s member-exclusive Compoundings Magazine provides valuable information and analysis to help you stay informed and competitive in the dynamic lubricant and specialty sector.

ILMA Week e-newsletter and timely industry alerts keep members in the know about relevant updates that could directly impact your daily operations, as well as events and breaking regulatory news in real-time.

Tap into ILMA’s dedicated, enthusiastic and talented staff and executive team.

  • “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

Educational Resources

#LubeTrends Town Halls

Generously sponsored by Chevron Oronite, the LubeTrends series covers a broad scope of insights and information on trends, challenges, and developments within the lubricants industry with expert panelists discussing a wide range of topics, including market trends, technological advancements, regulatory updates, and other industry news.

Fundamentals of Lubricants Course

We’ve developed curriculum covering the fundamentals of the lubricants industry, with flexibility in mind. From brand integration to content adaptation with modules tailored to your company’s services and products, ILMA helps provide a relevant and impactful learning experience for all employees. Participants receive a certificate upon completion, recognizing their improved understanding and dedication to growth in the lubricants industry.

Multiple and ongoing internship programs at ILMA member companies will expand workforce development for all lubricant manufacturers. Our step-by-step guide covers every aspect of creating a successful internship program.

ILMA Committees

ILMA committees tackle industry challenges, host industry and government speakers, provide regulatory updates, and drive advocacy efforts. They committees offer a valuable forum for members to engage with colleagues, discuss specific topics, and support each other.

Freight Savings

ILMA’s collaboration with Partnership helps you ship smarter and stay competitive with a full suite of individualized logistics management services, in addition to increased discounts of:

  • Up to 45% off FedEx Express shipping
  • Up to 25% off FedEx Ground shipping
  • And up to 25% off FedEx Home Delivery