Castrol launches carbon neutral transmission and axle fluids
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Castrol launches carbon neutral transmission and axle fluids

UK-based global lubricants marketer Castrol is expanding its portfolio of carbon neutral lubricants in Europe with Castrol TRANSMAX, a range of highly advanced transmission and axle fluids. Castrol TRANSMAX products are available for automatic and manual vehicle transmissions and for axles. These lubricants have been verified as carbon neutral, in accordance with the internationally recognised PAS 2060 specification.

Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2060:2014, a specification to demonstrate carbon neutrality, is an internationally recognised standard designed to verify the accuracy of claims made by corporate entities that they are carbon neutral or carbon zero.

A typical passenger car makes an average of 18,000 stop-starts and 88,000 gear changes every year. This places a huge demand on the transmission and if the transmission fluid does not have the right friction and protection level or has worn out, it can lead to shudder, gear stiffness or component damage. Using the right oil and changing it at the right time is key to preventing transmission problems. Castrol TRANSMAX advanced range features Smooth Drive Technology™ with active control molecules that automatically adjust their friction level under changing pressures and speed. This can help extend the life of the transmission and ensures smoother gear shifts longer.

According to Castrol, TRANSMAX ATF, DUAL and CVT products deliver more than two times longer smooth shifts for automatic transmissions. For manual transmissions using TRANSMAX MANUAL products with Smooth Drive Technology™ benefit from five times easier gear shifting at cold temperatures. Castrol’s TRANSMAX AXLE LONG LIFE products, developed for heavier vehicles with more complex transmissions and differentials, create a protective film that is five times stronger, reducing the likelihood of handling unexpected issues or expensive repairs, Castrol said.

“The transmission is one of the most vital components of any vehicle and one of the most expensive units to repair or replace, so keeping it protected is absolutely critical”, said Paul Beasley, Global Technology Driveline & EV Fluids manager at Castrol.

“Using Castrol TRANSMAX with Smooth Drive Technology™ means the driveline is constantly served the optimal level of friction at any given moment, ensuring smooth operation and extending the life of the transmission moving parts. This innovative technology can justify why two out of every three major vehicle manufacturers use Castrol transmission fluids as part of their factory fill. As a new addition to our portfolio of PAS2060 carbon neutral products, the Castrol TRANSMAX range forms part of our efforts to help to deliver a more sustainable future – by saving waste, reducing carbon and improving lives – all part of our PATH360 strategy.”