World-class additives for axles, transmissions & off-road applications
Put our expertise to work meeting your transmission fluid needs with the latest technology, or finding the most cost-effective DEXRON®-VI, MERCON® V and JASO products.

Afton Chemical's driveline additives are developed for step-type automatic (ATF), continuously variable (CVT),  dual clutch (DCT) and manual transmissions. Our additives are also used in a variety of automotive gear and off-road applications. 

Put our expertise to work meeting your transmission fluid needs with the latest technology, or finding the most cost-effective DEXRON®-VI, MERCON® V and JASO products.  
 
When you do, you’ll be using technologies recognized by world-class companies, including GM, Ford, Daimler, VW, Porsche, BMW, Mitsubishi and Allison. 
 
Our family of driveline additives also includes gear oil additives, designed to optimize driveline performance in both rear-axle and manual transmissions. Our additives are formulated to meet specific needs for quality, performance, marketable claims, base stock compatibility, environmental responsibility and cost efficiency.
 
Afton can also meet requirements for off-road vehicles.  We offer our customers universal STOU additives and transmission-specific (UTTO / TO-4) additives for agricultural tractors and construction, mining and forestry vehicles. 

Unrivaled Expertise

In working with OEMs such as Mack, Ford, Daimler and Volvo, we’ve accumulated unparalleled industry knowledge and technological capability. We put this experience to use helping suppliers meet today’s OEM requirements for extended drain, fuel efficiency and temperature stability.  

With these OEM relationships and billions of miles of driveline expertise, Afton Chemical is ready to meet any engineering, economic or market demand – now and in the future.

Driveline Additives Solutions

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Automotive Gear
Afton's specially-formulated gear oil additives are designed to meet your specifications for quality, marketable claims, base stock compatibility, environmental responsibility, and cost efficiency.
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Automatic Transmission Fluid
Automatic transmission fluids (ATFs) are among the most complex and sophisticated of all lubricants. ATF additives are formulated using a delicate balance of componentry, and must be capable of functioning well in a variety of transmission, engine and vehicle combinations.
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Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Continuously variable transmissions (CVT) change steplessly through an infinite number of effective gear ratios. This differs from other mechanical transmissions that only allow a few distinct gear ratios to be selected.
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Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
Afton's dual clutch transmission (DCT) additive technology provides exceptional friction durability, shear stability and wear performance, and is used in the latest DCTs.
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Manual Transmission
Afton's Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF) can help prevent gear damage, corrosion, and rusting.
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Off-Road Additives
Afton’s off-road additives for heavy machinery include universal additives for the agricultural segment, and high-performance additives for the construction, mining and forestry segments.
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Power Steering
Afton is the market leader in power steering fluids and our additives are used and approved in fluids by leading global OEMs.

FAQs

In working with OEMs such as Mack, Ford, Daimler and Volvo, we’ve accumulated unparalleled industry knowledge and technological capability. We put this experience to use helping suppliers meet today’s OEM requirements for extended drain, fuel efficiency and temperature stability.  

With these OEM relationships and billions of miles of driveline expertise, Afton Chemical is ready to meet any engineering, economic or market demand – now and in the future.

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Driveline Additives Insights & Resources

Afton Chemical has an extensive program of new product development and component research in driveline additive technology. Current initiatives include:

  • New DCT fluids with the friction performance of an ATF and the improved wear durability of an MTF 

  • New rear-axle additive technology offering improved fuel efficiency and extended drain intervals 

  • New manual transmission technology that gives extended drain with improved oxidation and wear performance 

  • Next-generation ATF technology with improved friction durability, fuel economy and torque capacity 

  • New CVT fluids with improved friction stability and fill-for-life qualities 

  • Additive technology for the next generation of off-road machinery

  • New components designed to improve our overall driveline additive formulation performance

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