Reach the Decision Makers in the Lubricants Industry!

Advertise in Compoundings to get your brand out in front.

Compoundings reaches ILMA member companies that are the leaders in lubricant manufacturing, supply and marketing, as well as international companies manufacturing lubricants outside North America.

Compoundings covers trends in the lubricants industry and provides market reports, international business insights, legislative and regulatory updates, an industry calendar of events and more, as well as what’s going on with ILMA and ILMA members.

2019 Editorial Calendar

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Art Due

January 2019

New President Profile: Barbara Kudis
Asia-Pacific/MENA Market
Grease topic



February 2019

Moving Forward After Midterm Elections/Look Ahead to 2020 Elections
Robotics/Collaborative Robots
North American Spec Updates




March 2019

Recycling Waste Oil and updates
Weapons Lubricants Market

Hot Products Section



April 2019

Labeling Compliance
Management Forum Topic Preview
Agricultural Lubricants Market in the US 

Bonus Distribution: ILMA 2019 Management Forum



May 2019

Trade, Tariffs and Manufacturing
Color-coding Lubricants
Industrial Lubricants

Bonus Distribution: 2019 STLE Annual Meeting

Hot Products Section



June 2019

Transportation and Logistics
Graphene-enhanced Lubricants for Aerospace/Military
Lubricant Storage

Hot Products Section



July 2019

Protecting and Enforcing Your Product Patents
Easily Accomplished Website Improvements
Engine & Transmission Lubricants Update



August 2019

Pros & Cons of Having Private Equity as a Partner
Animal By-product Grease
ExIm Bank

Hot Products Section



September 2019

Metalworking Fluids
Employee Incentives and Retention
SHERM workplace harrasment



October 2019 One Year In STEM, filling the workforce
Annual Meeting Speaker article
Phosphorus Great Lakes

Bonus Distribution: ILMA 2019 Annual Meeting

Hot Products Section



November 2019

Annual Meeting Coverage
Lubricant Sales Trends
Regulation Timeline and Outlook

Hot Products Section



December 2019

Year-end Roundtable
Potential New Markets in 2020




Hot Products

Gain credibility and maximize your exposure!

The Compoundings magazine Hot Products section is a popular industry showcase for new products and industry innovations. This advertorial section is highly effective in communicating the reasons why industry leaders should be doing business with you.

Compoundings magazine helps you leverage your investment by including the following benefits with your advertising package:

  • Professional editing and graphic design
  • Reaches a readership of industry decision makers
  • Publication in the online digital edition with web link

Note: Hot Products content is due three business days prior to the issue’s art due date.


Compoundings is ILMA's primary communication tool. Through its monthly distribution, the magazine informs members about trends in the lubricants industry and provides a venue of where members can become known in the industry through advertising, columns, and articles.

2019 Rates & Specs

Ad Size
Outside Back Cover $4,000 $3,800 $3,600
Inside Front Cover $3,800 $3,610 $3,420
Inside Back Cover $3,800 $3,610 $3,420
Full Page $3,200 $3,040 $2,880
1/2 Page Horizontal $2,200 $2,090 $1,980
1/4 Page $1,200 $1,140 $1,080
1/4 Classified Ad $800    
3-Page Foldout Pricing available upon request.
2-Page Spread Pricing available upon request.
Hot Products Special Section $2,400 - spread
$1,650 - full page
Bellyband Pricing available on request

All prices are net. There are no agency discounts. Non-member companies must pay in advance.

W x H
Full Page Bleed 8.75 x 11.25
Full Page Trim 8.5 x 11
1/2 Page Horizontal 6.75 x 4.75
1/4 Page 3.25 x 4.75
3-Page Foldout Bleed 17 x 11.25 plus 8.75 x 11.25
2-Page Spread Bleed 17.5 x 11.25
Bellyband Specs

Total Size: 18” x 5” (plus .125" bleed)

Left Flap: 5.5” (With 1.5” overlay)
Front: 8.5”
Right Flap: 4”

Hot Products Specs

Spread: $2,400
  • Full page ad (includes bleed) 8.75 x 11.25
  • A high res photo. 6.75 x 4.75. 300 dpi
  • Company overview. 280 words
  • Company website
Full Page: $1,650
  • Half page ad. 6.75 x 4.75
  • Company overview. 280 words
  • Company website


  • high-resolution PDF/X-1a file is required for all ads.
  • Colors must be CMYK. No ICC profiles, RGB, or Pantone colors.
  • Resolution of all photography and scanned illustrations must be at least 300 dpi. Line art should be 600 dpi.
  • Vital copy and images must be at least 1/8" away from trim. Spread ads must have at least 3/8" total gutter.
  • Materials should be submitted without crop marks, but full-page ads should include the required 1/8" bleed.
  • All fonts used must be embedded in the PDF file.
  • Using the bold, italic or other style keys is not encouraged. Please use the bold or italic version of the font. (For example, instead of making Adobe® Garamond bold with the style key, use the actual font for Adobe® Garamond Bold.)
  • Flatten all layers and set transparency to highest setting.
  • Ads must be suitable to print as-is. ILMA is not responsible for any errors in content.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Materials that do not meet the stated advertising specifications will be rejected.
  • Necessary alterations are the responsibility of and at the expense of the advertiser. All materials must be submitted in accordance with the published deadlines and meet the criteria stated in the advertising policy.



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