Brands ⁄ Businesses : Petroleum Additives


Our Petroleum Additives business comprises a broad portfolio of lubricant additives, fuel additives, synthetic basestocks and synthetic finished lubricants used in a wide range of applications and industries. These include the automotive industry, power generation, aviation and certain niches in the industrial market such as refrigeration and grease.

The business is a combination of Chemtura’s heritage businesses such as Witco detergents, Uniroyal antioxidants and Great Lakes phosphate esters, complemented by the acquired fluids business of Hatco and Anderol. These businesses have strong cohesion due to a common set of global customers and a focus on lubrication

The business is globally organized with manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities in all regions to serve our customers needs, both on a regional and global basis.

The business has a strong focus on greener technologies, with 60 percent of the business volume targeted at applications that are of environmental benefit. These include :

Synton® Polyalphaolefins (PAO) – used in gear oils in wind turbines, which generate electricity with low emissions, and fill-for-life industrial and automotive applications, reducing waste oil disposal volumes.

Hatcol®, Everest® refrigeration oils – Polyolester (POE)-based oils, which are compatible for use in conjunction with hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.  HFC refrigerants are considered to have no adverse effect on the stratospheric ozone layer, unlike the chloro-fluoro-carbon (CFC) and hydrochloro-fluoro-carbon (HCFC) refrigerants they are replacing.  HFCs are already used in Europe and the U.S. and are increasingly being selected for use in China and elsewhere. 

Naugalube® antioxidants – prolong lubricant life and help reduce automotive emissions as mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the European Union, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and increasingly China and Russia.

Naugalube® friction modifiers – help reduce fuel consumption in automobiles, helping automakers achieve the number of miles per gallon mandated according to Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.  Used in engine oils on a global basis.