OEMs have been under considerable pressure to offer engines that are more durable, more fuel efficient, and produce less emission. But changes in the exhaust after-treatment system and engine hardware to meet the new norms, will work together to create a harsher condition in which the lubricant is working, and will affect the overall performance of the oil.
To maximize lubrication effectiveness, minimize cost, and reduce the risk of application-induced failure, the appropriate choice of lubricant is essential and needs to be determined by the nature of the environment in which it will be used. Different types of lubricants excel at various uses, depending on their precise combination of ingredients and formulation.
The need for lubricant marketers to meet more stringent regulatory standards and challenging specifications is growing by the day. The ongoing shift to higher quality automotive lubricants is driven mainly by the automobile industry’s increasingly demanding requirements, such as severe vehicle emission standards. Industrial demand is also moving towards HVI hydraulic fluids and high oxidation stability turbine oils.
Research and Development is the core strength of GS Caltex in developing product competitiveness for lubricants and polymers. GSC R&D facility is located near Seoul in South Korea which has developed many award-winning lubricants to forge partnerships with major OEMs and key accounts.
The company will be showcasing engine oils that meet API CK4 and FA4 categories with its Kixx Lubo base oils. It has recently launched Kixx HDX CK-4 15W-40 and Kixx HD1 CK4 10W30. These high-performance heavy-duty, premium quality engine oils are formulated using advanced additive technology to provide outstanding protection for on- and off-highway applications, including GHG 17 and EPA 2010 compliant engines of on-highway diesel vehicles using ultra low sulphur diesel (ULSD), as well as 2014 compliant engines for off-highway diesel vehicles.
These oils meets API CK-4 category of heavy duty application specifically formulated for 2017 greenhouse gas (GHG 17) compliant diesel engines designed to meet lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy, in addition to EPA 2010 compliant low emission diesel engines with selective catalytic reduction (SCR), diesel particulate filter (DPF) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems. The oils are fully compatible with previous engine models and previous API oil service categories like API CJ-4, CI-4 Plus, CI-4 and CH-4.
Visit GS Caltex India at Stall No. K252, Hall 4, Indoor Exhibition at Excon, BIEC Bangalore.