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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.

  • Bohemia, NY 800-253-5823

    Synco Chemical manufactures Super Lube® industrial lubricant. It serves as a synthetic lubricant, lubricating grease, food grade lubricant, lubricating oil, automotive lubricant, metalworking lubricant and compressor lubricant, and it comes in aerosol, bottle, drum, grease cartridge, pail or tube.

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  • Rockwall, TX 800-699-6318

    The Whitmore Group has been in the component protection technology industry since 1893. We engineer and manufacture specialized lubricants, coatings, sealants and contamination control breathers. Our product lines provide mining, railroad, food grade and industrial lubrication including extreme pressure greases, biodegradable lubricants, tire sealants and more. Rely on our century of experience!

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  • Pittsburgh, PA 412-231-1270

    We are one of the first companies that designed automotive lubricants. We have over 100 years of experience manufacturing high quality and environmentally-safe products for industries around the world. We take pride in what we offer, and we stand behind the products we have created over the years. You can trust us to provide the right product for the job.

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  • Windsor, CT 800-522-0321

    Walter Surface Technologies is a global manufacturer whose operations defy the limits of verbal description. Our lubrication line, which includes bolt release, cutting and machinery and lubricants, represents just a small fraction of our extensive surface treatment products. Walter almost certainly offers a product that will meet your surface treatment needs.

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  • Superior, WI 888-674-6450

    We are Independent T-1 Certified Dealers of Amsoil® industrial lubricants. Weareoil offers automotive lubricants, grease lubricants, synthetic lubricants, lubricating oils and more for the automotive, industrial, marine, heavy equipment, logging, farming and other industries.

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  • Daytona Beach, FL 800-747-4917

    We have developed a variety of synthetic lubricants and automotive lubricants through the years that are serving many applications—aerospace, aircraft, automobile aftermarket, commercial trucks, fleet vehicles, motor sport/racing and ships. If you have a lubrication need, call us.

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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.