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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.

  • Aston, PA 800-262-5823

    Since 1954, McLube, a brand 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, (Moly-Lube) and PTFE. We specialize in industrial grade 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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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.