Aerospace & Defense
Aerospace & Defense applications require the highest level of performance, quality and reliability in the most demanding environments. Chemtura offers a broad portfolio of Finished Lubricants under the well-respected ROYCO® brand as well as Lubricant Additives and Base Stocks. ROYCO® Lubricants are a trusted and leading technology for the most critical applications. From the bitter cold of the Poles to the simmering heat of the world's desserts, these engineered fluids deliver unrivalled performance for the most advanced Defense and Commercial Aerospace requirements.
The Automotive industry is more focused than ever on greater fuel economy and lubricants can play an important role. Driven by ILSAC GF-6 and API PC-11/CK-4/FA-4 automotive standards, there is a growing need for lower viscosity engine oils, compatibility with emission control technologies, reduced wear and extended drain intervals.
The challenges in the Marine industry are dominated by increasing emissions regulations and the cost to deliver goods worldwide. Fuel efficiency remains key, as well as prolonging engine life for maximum operations efficiency. Chemtura's LOBASE® and HYBASE® Detergent Additives allow formulators to develop Lubricants that protect engines operating on varying quality fuels. Our high performance greases provide outstanding mechanical stability and water and corrosion resistance. They are also designed to deliver extreme pressure and anti-wear performance.
Manufacturers of food, beverages and pharmaceuticals no longer face a no-win situation when selecting lubricants. In order to comply with increasing government and environmental regulations, manufacturers often had to settle for poor performance and lower productivity in order to comply with these regulations. However, with the availability of ANDEROL® Food Grade Synthetic and White oil-based Lubricants, food processors can now effectively achieve HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) food safety goals without compromising results. These NSF H1 and H2 registered lubricants can be used in the most severe, heavy-duty applications throughout your entire manufacturing operation to maximize equipment performance and minimize wear without contaminating equipment or food products. For formulators, we offer incidental food legislation-compliant components (NSF HX-1) including Polyalphaolefin and Synthetic Ester Base Fluids.
Mining & Construction
For equipment used in mining and construction applications, it's all about Up Time. Nothing can derail operating schedules and budgets like having valuable equipment down for repairs. This is no easy task with equipment often exposed to harsh conditions such as wide ranging ambient and operating temperatures, dust and dirt, rain and snow, and extreme loads and pressures. Proper lubricant selection and performance is critical to keeping your equipment running while minimizing maintenance costs and helping ensure worker safety. Chemtura offers a range of high performance Base Fluids, Specialty Additives and select Finished Fluids used every day in these challenging environments.
Electricity is the life blood of developed economies. This industry is in transition to not only contribute to expand the grid to cover developing regions, but to do so in a way that improves air quality. This means a move towards nuclear, gas and renewable energy sources (e.g., wind and hydroelectric). Chemtura offers a broad portfolio of Lubricant Components and select Finished Fluids to help increase the efficiency, reliability and safety of power generation operations, from electrohydraulic control systems and motor-operated valves to gas and steam turbines and wind turbine gearboxes.
Lubricants play a key role in facilitating the transformation of metal ores into more refined steel, aluminum and copper products. These high temperature, high speed processes including smelting, casting, rolling, drawing and extruding operations place strenuous demands on the lubricant formulations. Chemtura provides Base Fluids, Specialty Additives and select Finished Fluids that are used in a variety of metal working fluids, hydraulic fluids, gear oils and greases used in metals processing today. These solutions help extend the life of equipment, increase processing speeds, minimize maintenance costs and prevent catastrophic failures.
The Refrigeration Lubricant market remains highly dynamic, driven primarily by consumer based refrigerants and air conditioners, as well as increasing legislation changes to reduce green house gases. EVEREST® Refrigeration Lubricants are designed to impart optimum efficiency performance, wear protection and longer service life. Not only to conventional HFC based refrigeration and air conditioning systems, but also to various new generation low GWP (Global Warming Potential) gases such as R-32 and CO2.
Other General Industrial
By its definition, "general industrial" covers a lot of territory. Lubrication technology is used in a wide variety of industrial applications and Chemtura has solutions and experience to meet the most demanding requirements. As a specialist in synthetic oils, our solutions are geared to extend equipment life and push oil drain intervals in the face of tough environmental and operating conditions. Miscellaneous applications include transportation equipment, metal fabrication (forging, stamping, bending, machining, welding), oil & gas, chemicals & rubber, paper, textiles and cement processing, among others.