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 & Commercial Fuel Solutions

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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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.

  • OEM-licensed ATFs are balanced to deliver protection to ALL transmission parts regardless of material composition (e.g. steel, lead, brass, copper, plastic, etc.). ATF tests ensure that fluid does not interact negatively with any transmission material.
  • To protect transmission components, OEMs require that automatic transmission fluids (ATF) be formulated specifically for the transmissions they are designed to protect. That’s the best way to deliver the right balance of friction, wear resistance, oxidation resistance, aeration control, and durability. All of these considerations go into formulating an ATF that optimizes performance and helps ensure maximum transmission life.

    Because an ATF affects every one of the hundreds of components in a transmission, OEMs issue licenses to additive and oil companies for fluids they have rigorously evaluated and approved. 
  • The ATF market has changed a great deal over the years. At one time, a vast majority of vehicle transmission requirements were satisfied with a single transmission fluid. But transmissions have become much more complex, and so have the choices of fluids necessary to protect them. OEMs consider many different performance specifications and parameters before licensing an ATF.

    Selling only licensed ATF products gives all blenders an opportunity to compete head-to-head in the very complex ATF market, and it provides a strong competitive advantage over companies that sell unlicensed products.