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 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!

2020 Editorial Calendar

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Art Due

January 2020

New President Profile: Chuck Decker
Oil Analysis (Wear Metal Levels)
Plant Optimization: Automation and Software Updates

Nov. 27, 2019

Dec. 6, 2019

February 2020

Machine Upkeep, Replacement
Oil Storage: Avoiding Separation and Fighting Gravity
North American Spec Updates 

Jan. 2, 2020

Jan. 9, 2020

March 2020

Creating a Safety Culture in Your Organization
Electrification of Trucking
Managing Company Finances
Deep Dive Into Synthetics

Hot Products Section

Jan. 27, 2020

Feb. 3, 2020

April 2020

Innovations in Packaging
Digital Transformation in Blending
ILMA Research Report Findings
ILMA Engage Speaker Spotlight

Feb. 14, 2020

Feb. 21, 2020

May 2020

Transportation, Logistics and Infrastructure
3D Printing's Effect on Manufacturing
Recycled and Re-refined Lubricants

Hot Products Section

Mar. 23, 2020

Mar. 30, 2020

June 2020

Disaster Preparedness
Crisis Communication
Managing Workplace Controversies
5G's Effect on Manufacturing

Hot Products Section

Apr. 16, 2020

Apr. 23, 2020

July 2020

Military and Aerospace Lubricant Applications
IMO 2020
Importance of Website Improvements

May 28, 2020

June 4, 2020

August 2020

Trade, Tariffs and International Supply Chains
Lubricants for Mining, Quarry and Construction Machinery
Engine and Transmission Lubricants Update

Hot Products Section

June 25, 2020

July 2, 2020

September 2020

Lubricants in Alternative Energy
Metalworking Fluids
All Eyes on Aftermarket

July 27, 2020

Aug. 3, 2020

October 2020

Ad Study Issue

Election 2020
Engine and Transmission Lubricant Update
Employee Benefits and Incentivizing Your Workforce

Bonus Distribution: ILMA 2020 Annual Meeting

Hot Products Section

Sept. 8, 2020

Sept. 15, 2020

November 2020

Opportunities in Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Brexit's Effect on the Global Lubricants Market
Leadership and Mentoring
Annual Meeting Recap

Hot Products Section

Oct. 5, 2020

Oct. 12, 2020

December 2020

Year-end Roundtable
Emerging Markets in 2021
Regulation Timeline and Outlook

Oct. 22, 2020

Oct. 29, 2020

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
  • 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 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
— Full 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

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: 18.375 x 5 (plus .125" bleed)

Left Flap: 5.5
Front: 8.5
Right Flap: 4“ (with .5“ overlay)

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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