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Synthetic Lubricant Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial synthetic lubricant manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source synthetic lubricant manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These synthetic lubricant companies can design, engineer and manufacture synthetic lubricants to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these synthetic lubricant manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of industrial synthetic lubricants, specialty lubricants, amsoil synthetic lubricants.

  • Atlanta, GA 877-428-9937

    Zep Distribution is a leading producer of a wide range of high-efficacy, innovative, maintenance and cleaning solutions for distributors in the industrial and institutional market. Through our extensive product portfolio we have the ability to provide custom solutions to various professional end users - including manufacturers, automotive shops, hotels, car washes, restaurants, government organizations, municipalities and more.

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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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  • 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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  • Grundy Center, IA 319-824-5203

    We have been making industrial strength lubricants since our inception. As an ISO 9001: 2000 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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  • St. Louis, MO 800-325-9962

    We are pioneering new concepts in industrial lubricants, lubricating oils, lubricating grease, automotive lubricants and others that dramatically reduce total maintenance and operating costs by 30%. Synthetic Blend Lubricants provide 90% of the benefits of full synthetic at half the price point.

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  • Mississauga, ON 866-335-3369

    Petro-Canada Lubricants is an international manufacturer of high quality lubricants. We are forever expanding our presence and growth. We also provide products to a wide range of companies in the US and Canada. We are "Canada's Gas Station" with a network of more than 1,500 retail and wholesale outlets across Canada and a specialty lubricant business. Give us a call today to learn more about us!

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Synthetic Lubricants

Synthetic lubricants are lubricants produced by chemical synthesis rather than by extraction or refinement of petroleum in order to produce a compound that has planned and predictable properties. Within the auto industry synthetic lubricants are typically used as motor oils in gasoline or diesel engines, however other applications of synthetic lubricants include use as food grade and high temperature lubricants, as well as for gear, bearing, air compressor, blower and vacuum pump lubrication.

Synthetic lubricants can offer numerous advantages over petroleum-based lubricants, commonly referred to as organic lubricants, including increased shear stability, reduced flammability, high oxidation resistance, decreased loss due to evaporation and enhanced mechanical and chemical properties. However, synthetic lubricants also have some disadvantages when compared to organic lubricants, such as potential problems with decomposition in industrial applications as well as compatibility issues with certain materials. Synthetic lubricants are most widely used in the automotive industry, in addition to use in the aerospace, marine, medical, industrial, HVAC, commercial and textile. Some dry lubricants, such as boron nitride and tungsten sulfide are synthetic, and synthetic lubricating grease is often used in the food industry as food grade lubricant for meat slicing machines and such. Food grade lubricants are particularly important synthetic lubricants, since they must be effective as lubricants as well as safe to digest incase they come in contact with food. Without synthetic lubes, it would be expensive and difficult to keep food processing machines well maintained.

The majority of synthetic lubricants are formed from one of five different bases. These bases include glycol, esters, polyalphaolefin, fluorinated lubricants and silicone, each of which is used for particular properties that offer advantages for specific applications. For instance, esters are chemical compounds composed of an oxoacid combined with a hydroxyl group. Ester-based synthetic lubricants have excellent heat-resistant properties and are used as high temp lubricants. The chemical compound glycol contains two hydroxyl groups and is also referred to as diol. Glycol-based synthetic lubricants offer increased lubricity due to glycol’s high polarity and as a result, have extremely high film strength. Polyalphaolefin is a polymer made from olefins and is also referred to as polyalkylene. Polyalphaolefin-based lubricants are ideal as multi-purpose lubricants because of their numerous advantages including thermal stability, high natural lubricity, hydrolytic stability and low volatility. There are three classes of fluorinated lubricants: chlorofluorocarbons, perfluoroalkylpolyethers and fluorosilicones. Fluorinated lubricants are expensive, but offer excellent chemical inertness that makes them worth the cost in many industrial applications. Lastly, silicone lubricants provide moisture protection that allows them to also function as sealants and are highly popular in the automotive industry.