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Lubricating Oil Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of lubricating oil manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source lubricating oil manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate lubricating oil companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture lubricating oils for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading lubricating oil manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for lubricating oil pumps, lubricating oil adhesives, or motor oil lubricants.

  • Springboro, OH 800-874-9638

    PhyMet, known for its MicroPoly® products, is the manufacturer of this superior industrial lubricant used as a bearing lubricant, a chain lubricant and a food grade lubricant. Our product serves a variety of industries—agriculture; automotive, food and beverage, foundry, paper processing and more.

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  • Burlington, NJ 609-386-8770

    International Products is a leading manufacturer of high quality industrial lubricants and automotive lubricants. Our products have no smell and are dye free. They also are safe for our customers and our environment. We are an ISO-certified company that is dedicated to quality. Call us today for a free sample!

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  • Willow Grove, PA 800-533-5823

    We use our state-of-the-art facilities to manufacture the automotive lubricants that our customers rely on. Our skilled teams of designers and engineers work side by side with you from design to delivery in order to ensure that they are receiving the highest quality products available in the current industry that will perfectly suit your needs. To learn more about how we may be able to benefit you; visit us on the web today!

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  • Carlstadt, NJ 800-229-3237

    Committed to serving the lubrication needs of many industries including construction, elevator & transport, David Weber Oil Co.’s lubricating oil & grease products will keep your parts and machines protected when others won’t. We develop and manufacture top of the line Gibraltar diesel/commercial & passenger engine oils, gear oils, hydraulic oils, metal-working fluids, specialty products and more.

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  • Nashville, TN 800-311-3374

    Since 1939, Kano Laboratories has specialized in high quality penetrating oils designed to loosen frozen metal parts in industrial applications. Other specialty chemicals include degreasers, internal & external engine cleaners, rust removers & industrial lubricants. All Kano products are guaranteed to meet whatever your expectations may be. Selling direct to you & 480 of the Fortune 500 Companies.

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Lubricating Oil

Lubricating oil comes in several varieties, including natural, petroleum, and synthetic forms. Oil in machinery serves multiple purposes; for instance, it protects against corrosion and reduces electric currents. Oil also has a higher boiling point than water and can be used to cool machinery. Such oils are called heat transfer oils.

As many people have observed when oil and water are combined, oil does not easily adhere to other surfaces. For this reason, oil is often used as a lubricant. In industrial environments, lubricating oil is applied to moving parts and areas of friction in order to prevent wear. Bearings, dies, chains, cables, spindles, pumps, rails and gears need to be lubricated to make equipment run smoothly and reliably. Oil is not only used as a lubricant in manufacturing. Automobiles require oil to run properly; it is recommended that car owners change the oil in their vehicles every three thousand miles. Oil is also used for equipment in the food service industry. Special oils are approved by the FDA for use with food due to the possibility of any incidental contact between lubricated machines and food products. Food grade lubricants are synthetic, since they must be specially engineered to be both effective lubricants and safe to digest just in case they do touch any food product. A synthetic oil is one that has a chemically altered base oil.


Lubricating oil is commonly produced from the organic base petroleum, a mineral oil. It can also have a base of vegetable oil, and be turned into synthetic oil by adding various chemicals to boost the lubricating characteristics such as corrosion resistance. Common synthetic liquids are ester, silicone, hydrogenated polyolefins and fluorocarbons. Increased viscosity is another characteristic that synthetic oils produce, which is in essence the thickness of a substance, how easily it moves through space. Water would be considered to have low viscosity since it is completely liquid and moves easily when not contained. Honey has high viscosity since its movement is slow and it is a thick substance without being rigid. High viscosity is desirable in lubricating substances because it means the substance will coat and stay on the machine it is lubricating longer. That is why grease is another type of lubricant that is very popular in all sorts of applications. One reason lubricating oils remain so common however, is the earth friendly attitude that encourages biodegradable lubricants, which are often oil based. Sunflower seed oil, castor oil and palm oil are just a few of the organic oils that are biodegradable, leaving a smaller ecological footprint and keeping our earth that much safer from the damaging chemical releases that can come from disposing of regular lubricants.