Oxygen and heat are two of the most critical influences for the lifetime of an oil. They lead the aging and decomposition process. When a lubricant is exposed to heat, gases and mechanical stress, the molecules of the lubricant can begin to break down which can shorten the life of the lubricant and cause oil thickening, deposits and build up.
Antioxidants are an effective anti-aging additive intended to lengthen the imperishability of the lubricant. They are known to enhance thermal stability, improve the lubricant performance and reduce sludge formation.
Applications for antioxidants include hydraulic fluids, transformer oils, spinning oils, metal rolling and cutting fluids.
We can offer a range of antioxidants for the purpose of wear protection, high pressure and antiaging, contact us for more information.