In transportation, lubricants are used to help reduce the friction between moving parts. The utility of any base lubricant can be enhanced with lubricant additives. Functionalities that an additive can improve include friction modification to reduce the wear of automotive parts and prolong the life of engines, corrosion inhibition to protect the internal surface of the engine or transmission, and dispersion used to minimize sludge formation and neutralize acidic components. Cutting-edge Texalene™ Additives often bring more than one of these attributes to a formulated product. The key benefit of using lubricant additives is to help lengthen the maintenance intervals for engines and transmissions saving time, and money, and reducing the impact on the environment.
Corrosion inhibitors reduce, delay, or prevent the corrosion of metal. In closed-loop automotive systems, like engines, gearboxes, and transmissions corrosion inhibitor technology protects against moisture intrusion. When using Texalene™ corrosion inhibitors, water molecules and other corrosive species in the lubricant are displaced from metal surfaces in favor of our film-forming compounds.
By controlling the coefficient of friction (CoF), friction modifiers smooth the transition from static to kinetic condition of moving parts, such as gears. Friction modifiers provide boundary layer protection, preventing direct contact between the metal surfaces. Advances in engine oil technology have resulted in lower viscosity at operating temperatures. While these changes have improved fuel economy, they have created the need for compounds that adhere to pistons and cylinders to prevent metal-on-metal contact. Texalene neutral additives offer organic, ashless chemistry with a history of use in a wide variety of formulations.
In the lubrication of moving parts, there are often byproducts created through physical wear or high-temperature oxidation. The buildup of these particulates (carbonaceous and metallic) is a fundamental way the lubricant loses its uniformity and effectiveness. Additionally, water in the atmosphere can be absorbed by the lubricating oil and create undesirable foaming or instigate corrosion. The presence of Texalene dispersants impact both phenomena to lower the negative impacts on the lubricant to maintain friction-reducing properties. In doing so, the life of the lubricating fluid is extended.
Viscosity modifiers allow low-viscosity fluids to perform like thicker, more lubricious fluids when the lubricant is shear-stressed. Shearing, the process of layers sliding past each other, erodes the effectiveness of low-viscosity synthetic lubricants. Additives can increase the film strength at critical points. They form a supple molecular cushion to enhance the performance while allowing the bulk phase of the fluid to continue to be low viscosity and efficient for circulation.
Corrosion inhibitors help to decrease maintenance costs and lengthen the life of the equipment. In closed-loop automotive systems, like engines, gearboxes, and transmissions, corrosion inhibitor technology protects against moisture intrusion. When using Texalene™ Corrosion Inhibitors, water molecules and other corrosive species in the lubricant are displaced from metal surfaces in favor of our film-forming compounds.
increase sustainable content in your lubricant
Bio-based lubricant intermediates allow formulators to use a sustainable backbone to create high-performance viscosity modifiers that are derived from the castor bean. Accentuating the naturally occurring properties of castor oil derivatives, Texalene viscosity modifiers for oils strike a balance between high affinity for the surface under shear and performance stability over a range of temperatures and conditions. Texalene viscosity modifiers for greases act as thickeners in lithium-based formulations.