Reach the Decision-Makers in the Lubricants Industry!

Advertise in Compoundings to get your brand out in front.

Compoundings reaches 2,000 ILMA member companies that are the leaders in lubricant manufacturing, supply and distribution, 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, ILMA and ILMA member news, and more!

2022 Editorial Calendar

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Art Due for Hot Products/Advertorials
Art Due
January 2022

Meet ILMA's New President: Michael Damiani

2022 Regulatory and Legislative Rundown

Numbers, Numbers, Numbers: Tax and Accounting in 2022

Advertorial Available
Nov, 22, 2021 Dec. 1, 2021 Dec. 8, 2021
February 2022

Manufacturing E-Commerce

M&A: Benefits and Drawbacks

Developments in Marine Lubricants

Advertorial Available
Dec. 22, 2021 Dec. 30, 2021 Jan. 7, 2022
March 2022

Prioritizing Mental Health in the Workplace

Update on the Latin American Market

Data Management for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Hot Products Section
Jan. 20, 2022 Jan. 27, 2022 Feb. 3, 2022
April 2022

Transportation Issues

Heavy-Duty Lubricants

Customer Service: Handling Crises

ILMA Engage Speaker Spotlight(s)

Bonus Distribution: ILMA Engage 
Advertorial Available
Feb. 17, 2022 Feb. 24, 2022 March 3, 2022
May 2022

Checking In With ILMA Foundation Scholarship Winners

Digital Marketing Strategies

Metalworking Fluids

ILMA Engage Recap and Photo Spread

Hot Products Section
March 21, 2022 March 28, 2022 April 4, 2022
June 2022

Fire Prevention

Food-Grade Lubricants

The Value of Philanthropy

Hot Products Section
April 21, 2022 April 28, 2022 May 5, 2022
July 2022

Lithium Market Update

Sustainable and Recyclable Packaging

Lubricants for Small Engines

Advertorial Available
May 18, 2022 May 25, 2022 June 2, 2022
August 2022

Advances in Tribology

Attracting Tomorrow's Workforce

Agricultural Lubricants

Advertorial Available
June 17, 2022 June 24, 2022 July 1, 2022
September 2022

When Is It Time for a Rebrand?

Mentorships: Creating Future Leaders

Incorporating Automation and Robotics

Advertorial Available
July 20, 2022 July 27, 2022 Aug. 3, 2022
October 2022

Leadership Soft Skills


Shoring Up the Supply Chain

ILMA Annual Meeting Speaker Spotlights(s)

Hot Products Section
Bonus Distribution: ILMA Annual Meeting
Aug. 9, 2022 Aug. 16, 2022 Aug. 23, 2022
November 2022

Opportunities with EVs

Sustainable Business Focus: A Global View

Annual Meeting Recap and Photo Spread

Advertorial Available
Sept. 16, 2022 Sept. 23, 2022 Sept. 30, 2022
December 2022/ January 2023 

Year-End Roundtable

2023 Legislative and Regulartory Rundown 

Oct. 14, 2022 Oct. 21, 2022 Oct. 28, 2022

Deadlines subject to change. 

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
  • 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 where members can become known through advertising,
columns and articles.


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


$4,800 — Full Page

$3,300 — 1/2 Page

Bellyband Pricing available upon request.

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

W x H


Bleed: 8.75" x 11.25"

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"

Trim: 17" x 11"


Full page: Bleed: 8.75" x 11.25"

                  Trim: 8.5" x 11"

1/2 page: 6.75" x 4.75"

Advertiser provides print ready files, all content is subject to review by ILMA editorial advisors

The word "Advertisement" must appear at the top of the ad


Total Size: 18.875 x 5 (plus .125" bleed on all sides)

Glue Flap: 1.5
Front: 8.5
Back: 8.5“ 



Hot Products Specs

Spread: $2,400
Final Spread Ad Specs: 17.5" x 11.25" (includes bleed)

Deliverables include:

  • Image/high resolution photo- 8.75" x 11.25" (includes bleed)
  • Headline
  • Company or products overview- 560 word limit
  • Company website
  • Company logo (hi res at 300 dpi OR EPS file)
Full Page: $1,650

Final Full Page Ad Specs: 8.5" x 11"

Deliverables include:
  • Image/high resolution photo- 6.75" x 4.75"
  • Headline
  • Company or products overview- 280 words
  • Company website
  • Company logo (hi res at 300 dpi OR EPS file)
Hot Product materials are due on the ad close date  



  • 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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