About ATC – Additive Technical Committee

We discuss topics of a technical and statutory nature which were a concern to our industry

The Technical Committee of Petroleum Additive Manufacturers in Europe (ATC) was established in 1974 for member companies to discuss topics of a technical and statutory nature which were a concern to our industry.

In 1979 ATC became an affiliated group of CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council. Membership of ATC is open to any additive company which operates chemical processes for the manufacture of petroleum additives, or has comprehensive test facilities, in Europe.

The objectives of ATC

  1. 1

    To provide a forum for additive companies to meet and discuss developments of a technical and/or regulatory nature, concerning the application of additives in fuels, lubricants, service fluids and other petroleum products.

  2. 2

    To ensure that communication is effectively co-ordinated with the appropriate international technical groups and organisations within Europe, and outside Europe for global issues and with ACC in particular.

  3. 3

    To participate in appropriate technical work, actively and with increasing resources, with associated industry and regulatory organisations or groups.

  4. 4

    To ensure that products and technologies are widely seen to demonstrate "fit for purpose", by managing and funding (ATC's 25% share of) the CEC organisation, and thereby enabling CEC to develop test processes for our industry which are appropriate and necessary.

  5. 5

    To continue collaboration with the petroleum and automotive industries, so that member companies can develop products and technologies that are seen to contribute towards

    • The optimal provision of service fluids, fuels and lubricants

    • The solution/mitigation of identified or anticipated problems of vehicle or engine operation

    • Cost-effective compliance with present and future environmental regulation.