Tackiness & Adhesive Additives

Afton’s tackiness additives help prevent lubricant dripping and splashing during operation, which can reduce costs and environmental risks.

Tackiness additives increase a lubricant’s adhesive properties, preventing dripping and splashing during operation. This reduces operational cost and the risk of environmental contamination.

Afton Chemical's tackiness additives are a combination of high molecular weight polymers in selected mineral oils. By contributing significantly to lubricant retention, film thickness and surface adhesion, these additives help ensure hydrodynamic lubrication over a wide range of conditions. They also add an element of corrosion protection.

Customers use our tackiness additives, which are also known as tackifier additives, in a wide variety of applications, including in lubricating oils for:

  • Chainsaws
  • Chains
  • Open gears
  • Rock drills
  • Slideways
  • Metalworking
  • Wire ropes
  • Textile machinery