LUBRICANT & GREASE ADDITIVE COMPONENTS

In addition to providing fully-developed additive packages, LUBIMAX is a leading supplier of lubricant and grease additive components. Whether you need enhanced protection, improved antiwear qualities or to improve performance in a wider range of application conditions, LUBIMAX has a full and robust selection of components to meet your needs.

LUBRICANT COMPONENTS

Foam Inhibitors
Improve the adhesive properties of a lubricant, preventing dripping and splashing during operation to reduce environmental contamination and product loss
Tackiness Additives
Improve the adhesive properties of a lubricant, preventing dripping and splashing during operation to reduce environmental contamination and product loss
Detergents

prevent dust and dirt particles from attaching themselves to critical surfaces and, in the case of overbased detergents, neutralize acidic byproducts of combustion to slow down lubricant oxidation

Corrosion Inhibitors

provide protection to the metal surfaces by forming a protective film or by neutralizing acids directly

Friction Modifiers

improve fuel economy in gasoline engine oils, prevent scoring, reduce wear and noise, and avoid micropitting in other applications. Friction modifiers find particularly important applications in automatic and manual transmissions, tractor hydraulic systems, power steering, shock absorbers, and metalworking fluids

Thickeners & Viscosity Index Improvers

reduce change of viscosity at temperature extremes

Our premier liquid viscosity index improver, LUBIMAX 5822L meets and surpasses all critical parameters for low temperature performance, including the cold cranking simulator (CCS) and mini rotary viscometer (MRV) for production of multigrade lubricants.

Dispersants

prevent sludge, varnish and other deposits from forming on critical surfaces

Emulsifiers

reducing the surface tension of water to facilitate thorough mixing: important for metalworking, rock drill and hydraulic applications

Pour Point Depressants (PPDs)

lower the pour point of lubricating fluids, to improve low temperature performance

The LUBIMAX 2591 pour point depressant excels at reducing the pour point of base stocks from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to most South American, European and Middle Eastern solvent refined base oils.

Extreme Pressure Additives

react with metal surfaces during operation at elevated temperatures, creating a protective coating that can withstand extreme heat and pressure

Antiwear Additives

react with metal surfaces during operation, creating a protective coating at moderate loads and pressures

LUBIMAX AW1720 is our best-selling mixed, primary/secondary zinc dialkyl dithiophosphate (ZDDP) antiwear and anticorrosion additive that finds an application in the formulation of automotive, marine and hydraulic fluids.

Seal Swell Additives

maintain the integrity of certain elastomeric materials used as seals, preventing elastomer shrinkage, brittleness and deterioration during service.

GREASE COMPONENTS

Grease additive components modify grease properties to meet specification requirements of particular industries, applications and end users. Some of these additives are suitable for applications involving incidental food contact and have been registered with NSF with a an HX-1 approval.

The most commonly used additive components for grease formulation include:

Structure modifiers

Grease additive components modify grease properties to meet specification requirements of particular industries, applications and end users. Some of these additives are suitable for applications involving incidental food contact and have been registered with NSF with a an HX-1 approval.

The most commonly used additive components for grease formulation include:

Oxidation inhibitors

rust and corrosion protection particularly for applications involving high temperatures and/or water contamination

Extreme pressure additives

which enable greases and equipment to resist extreme heat and extreme pressure, particularly in boundary lubrication conditions

Anti-wear agents

reduce metal wear by binding to metal surfaces, forming a lubricious sacrificial coating

Metal deactivators

reduce metal reactivity to protect surfaces from degradation

Viscosity modifiers

modify base fluid properties to enhance performance in highly variable temperature applications

Other additives

modify base fluid properties to enhance performance in highly variable temperature applications

Our Certified Technical Representative will be to assist you in the selection of the appropriate lubricant additives and packages that will provide the specific properties you are trying to obtain. Contact us for more information.