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Fight the Cold

Chevron Oronite introduced an enhanced additive to its Paratone brand of products. The high-ethylene olefin copolymer Paratone 8935E is a viscosity modifier that improves the cold temperature performance of passenger car motor oils, in addition to providing shear stability, high thickening efficiency and better blending and handling at lower temperatures, the manufacturer says. The additive is ready to be used in API SN Plus and ILSAC GF-5 engine oils. A liquid concentrate of the additive in API Group II base oil is available to maintain treat rates of existing Paratone concentrates, which can be purchased in drum and bulk quantities from Oronites various manufacturing facilities worldwide. Web: www.oronite.com

Two-wheelers Get a Boost

Motorcycle and scooter riders in demanding city traffic conditions in Southeast Asia can now select from a wide range of fully synthetic, semi-synthetic and mineral engine oils from Chevron Singapores Caltex Havoline. The four-stroke oils maintain engine cleanliness through deposit control and offer oxidative stability, heat protection and improved clutch grip to enhance acceleration even under high loads, the manufacturer says. The oils are available in a range of viscosities meeting API SN, SL and SG standards as well as JASO MA2 and MB specifications. They are sold for two-wheelers in Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. Web: www.caltex.com

Prevent Deposits

Valvoline introduced a new automotive engine oil for use in natural gas, diesel and heavy-duty engines. The Premium Blue One Solution 9200 gas engine oil offers high temperature resistance, oxidative stability and total base number retention, as well as wear protection and deposit control for gas engines across different fuel types, the company says. The product was initially developed for Cummins series of low-emission engines, and the company says it is now approved to be used in engines from other original equipment manufacturers. The oil meets API CK-4 and API SN standards. Web: www.valvoline.com

Prolong Engine Protection

Rack up more mileage without compromising engine protection with Mobil 1 extended performance high mileage motor oil from ExxonMobil. The company says the oil is formulated for SUVs, light vans and trucks with more than 75,000 miles on the odometer and provides resistance to oil breakdown, prevents sludge and deposit formation and stops oil leaks. The low-viscosity, fully synthetic engine oil protects engines for up to 15,000 miles between drain intervals, the formulator adds. The SAE 0W-20, 5W-20 and 5W-30 product is available at Meijer and Walmart locations in the U.S. Web: www.mobiloil.com

Nynas Adds Base Oil

Industrial lubricant manufacturers have more options for blending formulations with a new base stock from Nynas. The refiners T-600 naphthenic base oil has a viscosity of around 600 centiStokes at 40 degrees Celsius and offers high solvency and low-temperature performance for lubricants such as gear oils, metal rolling and forming fluids. It can also be used to formulate greases, leading to a reduction in the use of lithium soap, the company adds. The naphthenic oil can also be combined with paraffinic base stocks to improve viscosity, cold temperature properties and additive solubility. T-600 is available worldwide. Web: www.nynas.com

PolySi Releases MWFs

PolySi Technologies expanded its lubricants offering with a range of metalworking fluids. The G-Man-branded synthetic and semi-synthetic metalworking fluids can be customized with extreme pressure additives, antiwear additives and corrosion inhibitors for specific applications, such as metal removal or metal forming. G-Man low-foam metalworking fluids increase process speeds, reduce sump times and provide longer tool life, said PolySi Technologies CEO Ann Leuth. The products also eliminate bacterial growth to minimize odor and improve worker safety, and can be blended without using boron compounds or chlorinated paraffins, the company adds. Web: www.polysi.com

Better Drum Lifting

High-volume drums can now be moved faster in shorter trips with two forklift attachments from Liftomatic. The companys LOM-4 drum handling units are configured to raise up to four rimmed steel, plastic and fiber drums with total load capacity of 8,000 pounds without requiring hydraulic or electrical connections. The L4F attachment is useful for mixed loads and single stacking of drums in trucks, trailers and fill-line movement, while the S4F model can be used for double stacking of drums in trucks and trailers where overall height is limited, Liftomatic notes. Crane and carriage-mount models are also available. Web: www.liftomatic.com

One Grease for All

Lubrita released a multipurpose grease for plain and rolling bearings in automotive and industrial applications. The lithium-thickened, mineral oil based grease contains antioxidants, corrosion inhibitors and antiwear and extreme pressure additives. The product operates at temperatures between -30 and 120 degrees Celsius, offers high load carrying capacity and is suitable for bearings functioning in wet environments. The grease is available in Europe in 400-gram tubes. Web: www.lubrita.com

Cut Downtime

Manual lubrication means higher costs due to equipment downtime, but Rohm Products of America introduced an automated lubrication device for HSK spindle tool clamping systems. Lubritool is stored in the machines tool magazine, and when prompted by the machines control, is swapped into the spindle to provide the appropriate amount of lubricant to the tool clamping system, eliminating workflow interruption, the company notes. The device comes in two configurations-HSK-A63 and HSK-A100-and is equipped with a Lubriflux grease cartridge that can be used for 100 cycle applications. Web: www.rohm-products.com

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