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Petroleum, Lubricant, and Fuel Additives

Industry Overview:

The petroleum, lubricant, and fuel additives industry is one which strives for constant improvement. Their relationship with the automotive industry, in particular, is akin to that of water’s relationship to life – it is absolutely essential for things to run smoothly. These additives allow us to increase operational efficiency, cut emissions, and encourage sustainability amongst modern engines, motors, and machinery. There are several general types of petroleum, lubricant, and fuel additives: those which control chemical breakdowns, those which improve viscosity indexes, those which increase lubricity, and those which control contaminants.

This industry is one marked by its abilities rather than its specific products. It has undergone scrutiny as potentially being environmentally unfriendly, but that was proven a short-term view; in the long run, additives prevent frequent replacement of parts, excessive waste, higher emissions, and more expensive and frequent equipment repair and servicing. In short, petroleum, lubricant, and fuel additives result in increasingly efficient and reliable engines and machinery.

Common Applications:

  • Base oil groups
  • Detergents
  • Used oil analysis
  • Sustainability – alternative materials, emissions etc.
  • Viscosity
  • Anti oxidants
  • Metal deactivators
  • Oxygenates – alcohol, ethers, etc.
  • Deposit control
  • Top Tier gasoline
  • Foam control agents
  • Dispersants


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