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Castrol launches GTX ECO in India

Castrol, the global lubricants manufacturer based in the UK and part of BP, has launched the first โ€œEcoโ€ product in its GTX range for cars, in India. Castrol GTX ECO provides the same protection that can help to extend engine life but by using re-refined oil, Castrol said.

GTX ECO delivers a 10% reduction in CO2 when compared with standard Castrol GTX Diesel products, Castrol added.

Castrol GTX ECO uses an innovative base oil blend of 50% virgin oil and 50% re-refined oil. A rigorous re-refining process includes dewatering, defueling, demineralisation, vacuum distillation and distillate treatment. Additive technology is then used to fortify the oil to create a high performance product that can help to extend engine life, but with 10% less CO2 produced from the oilโ€™s life cycle. This carbon reduction was verified after rigorous testing and analysis by the worldโ€™s leading sustainability consultants ERM, according to Castrol.

โ€œOur team of experts has achieved what was previously thought impossible: to deliver significant CO2 reductions from the oilโ€™s life cycle, while providing the benefits of Castrol GTX Diesel, which helps to extend your engine life by providing two times better protection from soot problems*.

“By re-refining used oil and delivering it as a high-quality product, Castrol GTX ECO delivers CO2 reductions without compromising on engine performance or protection,โ€ said Kedar Apte, head โ€“ brand communications, Castrol India.

* Two times better than the API CH-4 limit for soot-related viscosity increase, as measured in the industry T8-E engine test.