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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.

  • 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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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.