Every lubricant oil consists of a base oil and a mixture of additives that improve the characteristics and performance of the oil. Proportions are typically 70-80% base oil and 20-30% additives. Each additive is selected for its ability to perform one or more specific functions in combination with the others.
Nanol® is an additive that reduces friction and improves the anti-wear characteristics of lubricant oil. It enhances engine performance and energy efficiency, lessens wear and improves heat transfer from the friction zone. Fuel and lubricant consumption are cut, and harmful emissions reduced.
A dual-function additive based on proprietary technology, Nanol contains both a friction modifier and an anti-wear component. Its functionality is based on a tribo-chemical synthetic molecular mechanism that applies a precise quantity of perfectly distributed copper ions as a self-repairing protective copper-organic compound (COC) nano-film onto metal friction surfaces. This nano-layer has plastic flow properties, reducing energy losses, and preventing hydrogen wear and corrosion.
The unique properties of Nanol protect moving parts, extend service intervals, and prolong equipment and lubricating oil lifetimes. It performs well in both large and small engines, as well as for other lubricant applications where heavy friction occurs. Only 0.3% of Nanol is required to obtain the desired effect.
Significant, measurable benefits
We have always recognised that the key long-term drivers in our market include efforts towards more efficient fuel economy, government regulations and meeting the marketing needs of end-user industries and lubricant manufacturers. The priorities for all concerned are lower emissions and fuel consumption, plus longer drain intervals and reduced maintenance costs.
That is why reducing friction is one of the most critical issues for engine designers and users, as well as lubricant producers.
Since Nanol contains a friction modifier and an anti-wear additive, it meets both regulatory and operational efficiency requirements that our customers face today – and will do even more so in the future. Nanol delivers substantial and immediately measurable performance benefits – with associated cost savings – to engines and other mechanical equipment across a wide range of different applications including marine, industrial, automotive and transportation.
Why we say ‘Less is more’
We believe that our additive formula will become a key technology in the $70-90 billion global lubricants product market. Because the less fuel we consume, the less harmful emissions we produce, and the less we need to repair and replace engines and equipment – the more our businesses and the world we live in have to gain.
- Less friction – improving engine performance, reducing fuel consumption by up to 5%, and lessening environmental impact.
- Less wear – Nanol’s self-repairing protective nano-layer cuts wear and prolongs the lifetime of components, thus extending maintenance cycles and reducing maintenance costs.
- Less consumption– reducing global fuel consumption and emissions through the use of our revolutionary additive in lubrication oils promises very high financial and environmental rewards.
- Less emissions – ships consume about 15% of world transport fuels, and new IMO requirements increase the pressure to cut emissions. We have started our rollout by focusing on marine diesel engines.
- For lubricants – we believe that our additive formula will become a key technology in the $70-90 billion global lubricants product market.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials in Germany and the VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland have conducted a series of laboratory tests on Nanol® additives, with excellent results. Among their conclusions:
“The tests show that Nanol additives induce a significant reduction of friction, and examination of the engine parts revealed that they regenerated surfaces that showed signs of wear and corrosion.”
“With respect to wear, the additives do not impose a hazard to the engine. On the contrary, in the tested stress range Nanol clearly reduced wear.”
”Our recent published studies show that in an internal combustion engine a reduction in friction would have a threefold energy consumption effect on fuel savings.”
“Moreover, the ingredients of Nanol acted independently of other additives, thus showing stand-alone wear and friction reduction capabilities.”
“It was also shown that the addition of Nanol did not show any negative interactions with other additives.”
The full test reports on request.