Infineum launches new lubricant additive package for hybrid vehicles
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Infineum launches new lubricant additive package for hybrid vehicles

UK-based global additive manufacturer Infineum has introduced its latest product, Infineum P6895A, marking it as the first general market lubricant additive package that meets the stringent Group PSA test for SAE 0W-20, PSA B71 2010.

PSA Group, now known as Stellantis after merging with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is a French multinational manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. They are known for brands like Peugeot, Citroรซn, DS, Opel, and Vauxhall.

Typically, automakers like PSA Group have specific tests and standards for lubricants to ensure they meet the performance and protection requirements of their engines. These tests can cover various aspects, such as wear protection, fuel economy, oxidation stability, and more. The SAE 0W-20 designation refers to a specific viscosity grade of motor oil, which is a low-viscosity oil designed for improved fuel economy and performance, especially in colder temperatures.

Developed specifically for hybrid passenger cars, Infineum P6895A emphasises sustainability throughout its research, development, and in-use performance. The additive package is crafted using advanced technology that aligns with current industry standards, including the most recent specifications from major French original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). According to Infineum, the additive package offers the potential to formulate lubricants that prioritise fuel efficiency, aligning with the industry’s push towards a more environmentally conscious future.

Infineum P6895A can meet mid-SAPs (Sulfated Ash, Phosphorus, and Sulfur) OEM specifications for both contemporary and older vehicles across various viscosity grades, such as SAE 5W-30, SAE 0W-30, and SAE 0W-20. Mid-SAPs oils refer to engine lubricants that have intermediate levels of sulfated ash, phosphorus, and sulfur. These components come from the additive package used in the oil formulation.  Mid-SAPs oils aim to provide the protective qualities of these additives (like wear protection from phosphorus) while ensuring they don’t have such high levels that they severely harm or reduce the efficiency of exhaust after-treatment systems like catalysts.

A standout feature of Infineum products is their rigorous testing, Infineum said. Infineum P6895A has been subjected to comprehensive ‘no harms’ performance evaluations under extreme conditions, the company said. These tests ensure the additive package can address the specific performance needs of hybrid vehicles. As hybrid vehicles continue to capture a larger market share, Infineum P6895A positions itself as a solution for this expanding segment. One of the primary challenges with hybrids is managing the effects of fuel/water dilution, which, if not addressed, can result in rust, corrosion, emulsion, and wear. Infineum P6895A has demonstrated its capability to effectively counter these challenges, the company said.

Infineum P6895A is also compatible with the latest bio-derived base stocks, the company said.