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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.

  • West Conshohocken, PA 610-832-4000

    Quaker's range of specialty industrial lubricants provide advantages such as extended machine component service life, support with reductions in equipment failure and unscheduled shutdown, as well as optimal performance in high and low temperatures. Our lubricants are used in a variety of industries such as mining, automotive, bearings, general manufacturing, and more.

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  • Wichita, KS 800-537-7683

    Lubrication Engineers makes it easy for you to take care of your company's valuable assets with our comprehensive line of high-performance oils and greases, and our variety of lubrication reliability solutions. This includes several automatic lubricators and lubrication systems. For more information, call us or visit our website today.

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  • Elkhart, IN 574-389-8811

    Polar has been manufacturing a long range of products for over 50 years. We have cleaners, lubricants, rust preventatives, lube oils and ancillary products. Polar Companies also has a line of cleaners that are suitable for the manufacturing, medical, school systems, and janitorial industries. We manufacture heat treating oils, process oils, way lubricants, hydraulic fluids, gear lubricants, and bearing oils & greases. We custom blend our products to meet the needs of our customers. Call us today to learn more!

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  • Rocky Hill, CT 860-571-5100

    Henkel Loctite® specializes in industrial lubricants including lubricating grease and oil, synthetic lubricants, high- and low-temperature lubricants as well as silicon lubricants. We serve industries and applications such as products assembly as well as plant and equipment repair.

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  • San Ramon, CA 925-842-1000

    Our products include industrial lubricants, compressor lubricants, synthetic lubricants, food grade lubricants, diesel engine oil plus lubricating oils and greases. We serve various industries. Our well-known brands include Havoline®, Ursa®, and Delo®. Contact us about your lubrication needs.

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  • Porter, TX 888-382-6300

    Royal Purple® manufactures and distributes industrial lubricants, synthetic lubricants, automotive lubricants and lubricating grease. We manufacture lubricants for almost every industry including industrial and consumer lubrication products. We are waiting to help you. Contact us today.

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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.