Lubricants

Infineum

Deutsche Infineum

In addition to Infineum’s additive systems designed for various lubricant applications, Infineum supplies individual additive components under the Infineum C brand name. These components can create differentiated performance features that may provide a competitive advantage in finished lubricant applications. With Infineum’s experience and expertise in formulating lubricants, we will work with you collaboratively to find solutions to your lubricant needs, creating value in the process.
         
Antifoam Agents 
Used to modify surface tension at the air-oil interface to prevent foam formation by causing bubbles to break up rapidly

Antioxidants

Oxidation of oil in the presence of heat and air causes it to become acidic and results in the formation of engine sludge and varnish. Antioxidants interfere with this chemical mechanism, vastly reducing the rate of oil deterioration and extending the life of the oil.

Antirust Additives
Used to prevent the formation of rust by developing a surface film to protect metal surfaces.

Antiwear Agents
Generate a protective film on contacting metal surfaces, reducing scuffing and wear, especially on engine valve gear, cams and followers.

Corrosion Inhibitors
Used to protect metal surfaces from chemical attack by water or other contaminants.

Detergents
Used to neutralize acidic blow-by gases, control rust, reduce lacquer and prevent deposits on engine components such as pistons. Infineum detergents are based on salicylate, sulfonate and phenate chemistries; each offers unique advantages in specific lubricant applications.

Dispersants
Used to suspend solid contaminants in oil; to inhibit and disperse sludge, soot and other insolubles; and to reduce the formation of engine varnish deposit.

Friction Modifiers
Used to reduce metal-to-metal friction between engine parts, increasing fuel economy and reducing energy consumption.