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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.

  • Aston, PA 800-262-5823

    Since 1954, McLube, a division of McGee Industries, has been manufacturing industrial lubricants such as dry-film lubricants (promotes longer life and protection against corrosion) and lubricants fortified with Molybdenum Disulfide and PTFE. We specialize in lubricants, mold release agents and greases.

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  • Taylors, SC 800-729-2750

    This is a full service distributor of ExxonMobil Lubricants & specialty products, fuel products, cleaners, degreasers, equipment & lubrication storage solutions. Moore & Balliew Oil Company is dedicated to providing quality industrial lubricant products with unmatched service. We offer automotive lubricants, aviation lubricants, commercial lubricants, greases, metalworking lubricants & more!

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  • Fairhaven, MA 508-996-6721

    We are a global, market-driven, employee-owned company that designs and manufactures synthetic lubricants, lubricating oils, food grade lubricants and optical gels. We serve aerospace, automotive, industrial, optical and vacuum & cleanroom markets. Call for synthetic grease that "knows" how you want your product to perform. Our systems are QS-9000 and ISO-9001 registered.

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  • King of Prussia, PA 888-575-1226

    In addition to comprehensive services, PetroChoice offers you an unbeatable product selection as a lubricant distributor. We carry a wide range of Mobil products as well as our own brand of proprietary lubricants for unsurpassed quality and value.

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  • San Jose, CA 408-723-0700

    An industrial lubricants coating company that focuses on answers for your lubricity is Micro Surface Corporation. We offer our WS2 engineered lubricant coating which is a permanent lubricant for bearings, and automotive components. Our dry coating automotive lubricants reduce excessive wear.

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  • Port Byron, IL 800-747-1084

    We are the manufacturers of Sandstrom™ and Poxylube® solid film lubricants. Our film lubricants provide excellent lubrication plus protection from corrosion. Sandstrom Products' solid film lubricants are used for aerospace, military and industrial applications.

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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.