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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.

  • Norco, CA

    If you are looking for high quality synthetic lubricants, then you have come to the right place! We have over 70 years of experience manufacturing our high quality synthetic lube. We have spent years investigating the highest quality raw materials to use in our oil mixtures. Contact us by phone or email to learn more today!

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  • Dixon, IL

    If you are looking for a company that produces high quality lubrication oil, then look no further than Plews & Edelmann. Check out their UltraLube® that is professional-grade biobased lubricant. They are leaders in industry when it comes to quality products and efficient and friendly service. To learn more about their company and to discover how they can help your business, give them a call today.

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  • Cumming, GA

    MagLube has provided lubricants to the manufacturing industries for over two decades. Located in Cumming, GA, MagLube provides precision delivery lubricating systems that can be tailored to your application. With our thorough understanding of chemicals and our problem-solving expertise, MagLube can help you save time and money in the manufacturing of your product. For more information, contact MagLube today!

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  • Superior, WI

    AMSOIL® is an industrial lubricants manufacturer offering synthetic industrial and synthetic diesel engine lubricants plus other types of gear oils, compressor oils, lubricating oils, grease and transmission fluids. Our high-quality lubricants serve many industries and various applications.

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  • Howell, MI

    Chem-Trend is a global provider of high quality, high value manufacturing process aids with special focus on release agents. We become directly involved with our customers to better understand their production processes and then use our experience, knowledge and development expertise to provide them with customized solutions to improve their productivity, part quality and bottom line results.

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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.