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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.

  • Macedonia, OH 800-238-5823

    Here at Specialty Lubricants Corp we offer a full line of high performance lubricants. As an ISO 9001 certified company our customers know that they are receiving only the highest quality products in the industry! We are dedicated to providing our clients with customer service excellence at all times to keep them coming back to us for all of their lubricant needs. To learn more about what we may be able to do for you; visit our website today!

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  • Long Beach, CA 562-595-8491

    Hasco Oil Company has been a privately held leader in the industrial lubricants industry. Since 1965 we have become an expert in industrial lubricants and continued to expand into all types of specialized lubricants. Our product lines include slideway lubricants, gear lubes, and other specialty oils.

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  • New Castle, DE 302-325-9880

    When it comes to dry lubricants ours are the driest around! Since our inception we have been committed to providing our customers with top of the line lubrication products. It is our business to keep your business moving as smoothly as possible! Our technicians will work closely with you to come up with a product that will fit your exact specifications. To learn more about what we may be able to do for you; visit us online today!

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  • Columbus, OH 800-441-9160

    Our products are utilized in many diverse industries including military/aerospace, semiconductor, corrugated, food as well as many other! Each and every product that we manufacture does not leave our state of the art facilities before being extensively tested by our quality control team for further quality assurance. For more information on what we may be able to do for you; visit our website today to learn more!

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Lubricating Oil Industry Information

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.

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Applications of Lubricating Oil

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 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 touch any food product. A synthetic oil is one that has a chemically altered base oil.

Characteristics of Lubricating Oil

Lubricating oil is commonly produced from an 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 its 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 popular in all sorts of applications.

Benefits of Using Lubricating Oil

One reason lubricating oils remain so common 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.