Polymer Solutions for Lubricant Efficiency
Afton’s Polymer Solutions for Lubricant Efficiency - Helping Formulators Keep Pace With Industry InnovationThe quest for efficiency in every aspect of our lives has driven powerful industrial innovations. Automotive design, manufacturing equipment, power production and everything in between runs smaller—consuming less fuel and producing less waste. Some of these innovations are highly visible as we go about our everyday lives, and some work behind the scenes, known only to a select few.
Take, for instance, lubricants. Formulators are constantly re-engineering their technology to keep up with the latest advancements in technology—meaning what was regarded as state-of-the-art five years ago may now be considered outdated. New designs in automotive, on and off-road commercial vehicles and industrial equipment have given rise to advances in base oils, additives and polymers. These developments have dramatically enhanced performance in areas critical for smooth vehicle operation.
The potential combinations of base oils, additives and polymers today are virtually infinite—so where does a formulator begin?
Let’s start with viscosity. Many engineers are calling for lower kinematic viscosities to minimize losses due to churning. The thought is that if it works at 6 cSt, it could be optimized to work at 5 cSt, or if it works as a SAE 75W-90, it can be refined to work as a SAE 75W-85. Base oil, additive and polymer selection is determined by their ability to overcome the challenges brought by such demands. But with any reformulation, lubricant film strength, shear stability, low temperature properties, wear protection, frictional characteristics and many other parameters must be balanced and addressed. Therefore, formulators need a large tool box to successfully deliver lubricant solutions at the rapid pace of innovation.
Driven by Insight
Afton’s polymer and viscometric expertise has resulted from many years of application testing and optimization. Our polymer design team has access to the latest testing facilities that recreate real-world environments for a broad array of applications. By combining best-in-class testing with the latest base oils, additives and polymers we are able to drive lubricant innovation and exceed the latest benchmarks for efficiency.
See how Afton puts polymers to work for improved lubricant performance and learn more about the Afton’s Powerful Polymer Portfolio here.
Stay Up To Date
Недавно опубликованные аналитические данные
января 03, 2023
Struggling with Lithium? Reformulate with Confidence!
октября 28, 2022
eMobility Fluids, a Podcast with Lubrication Experts
октября 28, 2022
октября 19, 2022
How Test Simulation Can Drive Slideway Success
октября 11, 2022
Afton Supports Pioneering Direct-Cooled Power Electronics
сентября 28, 2022
Afton Chemical shares insights on key trends and how the pandemic impacted the fuels and lubricants additive industry in Asia Pacific
сентября 13, 2022
How Friction Modifiers Work in Afton's Gasoline Performance Additives
сентября 13, 2022
How Detergents Work in Afton’s Gasoline Performance Additives
июля 20, 2022
Afton Chemical Continues to Invest in Capabilities to Meet Growing Market Needs in Transmission Fluids and Electric Vehicles
июня 20, 2022
Introducing the New Slideway Microbotz® Guide
мая 26, 2022
ACEA 2022 Sequences Released for HDEO
мая 20, 2022
Afton Receives GM dexos™ 1 Gen 3 Approvals
апреля 21, 2022
Afton Chemical Introduces Greenclean™ 3 Detergent Technology in North America for Diesel Fuel
марта 01, 2022
Afton Chemical Ready to Deliver Gasoline Performance Additives Quicker to Asia Pacific
февраля 28, 2022
Re-evaluating Hybrid Fluid Chemistries