Lubricants are indispensable in industry. Greases and oils perform critical functions, ensuring that engines and machines run perfectly smooth. They extend the service life of machines, protect them from corrosion, cool them by dissipating process heat, act as a seal and prevent the formation of deposits.
Depending on the application, lubricants must possess a specific performance profile. For instance, hydraulic oils are subject to different specifications than heat treatment fluids. Lubricant manufacturers use specific additives to obtain these properties in their lubricants. These active ingredients are added to lubricants in order to achieve new, desirable properties and/or to eliminate unwanted ones.