Lubrizol Introduces New Lubricant Additive Technology

Noria news wires

Lubrizol recently introduced a new additive technology to address the lubrication demands of modern gasoline and diesel automotive hardware.

The Lubrizol PV2500 series, which represents the next generation in mid sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur (SAPS) lubricant additive technology, was developed for equipment manufacturer-approved performance while addressing low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) field concerns.

"Diesel particulate filters (DPFs) have long been a feature in diesel emissions control, and now the automotive market is expected to see a rise in demand for mid SAPS lubricant solutions going into gasoline vehicles as OEMs start to introduce gasoline particulate filters (GPFs)," said Anthony Smith, Lubrizol product manager. "This will be particularly important for the European and Chinese markets with new emission regulations such as China 6 on the horizon."

The challenges associated with gasoline direct injection and turbocharged gasoline direct injection (TGDI) engines mean that mitigating LSPI and chain wear will be critical to enable more reliable engine performance. Lubrizol worked closely with European original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to combine LSPI protection for gasoline engines with the latest mid SAPS requirements for diesel powertrains.

"We are pleased to bring our new Lubrizol PV2500 series solution to the market as the latest addition to our established range of market-leading Lubrizol ACTTM additive technologies," says Colin Morton, Lubrizol regional business manager for Europe. "This family of additives provides proven durability and protection for engines and aftertreatment systems. It now goes even further to provide LSPI protection and gives oil marketers access to the coverage needed to supply aftermarket workshops servicing European vehicles."

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