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Chemtura introduces synthetic gear oils for extreme operating conditions

Chemtura Corp., headquartered in Philadelphia, Penn., U.S.A. has introduced a new synthetic gear oil product line designed for gear applications that require high micropitting resistance and protection when operating under extreme conditions.

The Anderol 5000 plus EP Synthetic Gear Oil product series is said to exceed the most stringent gear box OEM and heavy industry specification requirements. It is approved by Tier 1 global gear OEMs and also meets the requirements of all the major industry specifications for EP gear oils.

Depending on the specific application, the operating temperature ranges from -30 degrees C. to +100 degrees C., as the series includes a full range of viscosity offerings including ISO 220, 320, 460 and 680.

The gear oil was formulated with poly alpha olefins (PAO) and ester base stocks.

“To better serve the industry, Chemtura is expanding its presence in the high performance synthetic gear oil market beyond base stocks, additives and its current finished products portfolio,” says David Barker, global industrial market manager.

“This new series of extreme pressure, micropitting-resistant premium gear oils will meet the growing demands of all major industrial gear box manufacturers, while providing many advantages over conventional oils,” he said.

The product offers significantly improved load carrying ability, excellent wear and rust protection, higher viscosity indices, higher flash points, low pour points, cleaner running systems and improved thermal and oxidative stability compared to conventional oils.

These features help promote higher gearbox reliability, extended lubricant life and reduced maintenance costs for the end user, Chemtura said.

Typical applications include lubrication in spur gear, bevel gear and planetary gear systems in heavy loaded gear units, along with oil-lubricated rolling bearings.