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Strengthen Grease

Functional Products Inc. released a liquid polymer additive for use in biobased, lithium and calcium sulfonate greases. V-4051 is a grafted hydrocarbon polymer in biodegradable methyl ester that improves water resistance of greases at treat rates between 1 and 5 percent by weight to minimize spray-off and increase mechanical stability, the company says. It also raises the tackiness of the grease and reduces the required soap content, resulting in higher product yield. The polymer has a flash point over 150 degrees Celsius and kinematic viscosity between 2,000 and 3,000 centistokes at 100 C. Web: www.

Maximize Fuel Economy

Heavy-duty diesel engines get a fuel efficiency boost with OLOA 61530 from Chevron Oronite. The SAE 5W-30 additive package delivers wear protection and oxidation control to cylinders and cams, and helps extend drain intervals, the manufacturer says. The product is suitable for both low and high temperature, high shear conditions in on- and off-road applications, including construction, agriculture and mining equipment, as well as mixed fleets meeting Euro VI emissions standards. OLOA 61530 also meets ACEA E6/7/9 and API CK-4/FA-4 standards. Web:

Protect Girth Gears

Medium- and large-size girth gear drives remain well lubricated with Kluber Lubrications Kluberfluid C-F 3 Ultra operational lubricant. The semi-synthetic product has good adhesion, high pressure resistance and offers wear and tooth flank protection to open gear drives with immersion, circulation or spray lubrication systems, the company reports. The lubricant can be used in operating temperatures up to 120 degrees Celsius, does not clog spray nozzles and will flow freely from gear guards. Kluber adds that the product is free from heavy metals, chlorine, solvents, bitumen and solid particles, and can be used in gear drives in equipment such as rotary kilns, tube mills, drums and similar machinery used in the cement, lime, gypsum, mining and chemical industries and in power plants. Web:

Shell, Maserati Co-brand Oil

Maserati engines can continue running smoothly with a co-branded motor oil released as part of the original equipment manufacturers ongoing deal with Shell, its exclusive lubricant supplier until 2020. The product, Shell Helix Ultra Maserati, is an SAE 10W-60 full synthetic engine oil formulated for Maseratis V6 gasoline engines. It provides stable lubrication and oxidation protection in high-temperature conditions to prevent corrosion and wear, the lube manufacturer notes. The oil will be used as factory-fill in all Maserati 2018 models and will also be available for oil changes at the 450 authorized Maserati dealerships worldwide. Web:

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