Drawing on nearly 80 years' experience and supported by a powerful research and development capability, we use our pioneering technologies to innovate, manufacture and market additives for fuel and lubricants for our customers.

 

    • First pour point depressants developed
    • Paramins formed to develop, market and manufacture additives for the lubricants market
    • First crystalline olefin co-polymer (OCP) developed as a viscosity modifier
    • Major innovations in diesel fuel and heating oil flow improvers
    • First di-block viscosity modifier based on styrene-hydrogenated isoprene developed (precursor to today's Infineum SV product line)
    • First salicylate detergent for enhanced deposit control developed
    • Shell began to market additives to the lubricants market
    • Star polymers created for shear stability coupled with high thickening efficiency (a new family of Infineum SV products ensued from this development)
    • Major advances made in dispersants technology
    • State of the art Tribology and Wear Laboratory opened in Linden, New Jersey
    • 1982 Singapore plant started up
    • Complex detergents introduced, incorporating phenate, salicylate and sulphonate functionality; tailored for marine applications
    • Lubricity additives introduced into the market; a requirement with reduction in diesel fuel sulphur content
    • Novel friction modifiers developed for OEMs needing fluids with extended anti-shudder durability for their advanced fuel efficient automatic transmissions
    • Unique cold flow chemistries launched to deal with narrow cut, difficult to treat diesel fuels
    • 1999 Infineum JV created
    • Introduced new continuously variable transmission (CVT) fluid additive technology to enable OEMs to expand use of this transmission into higher torque vehicle applications
    • Shanghai Hi-Lubes Additives Co. Ltd. formed as joint venture with Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao Petrochemical Co.
    • Joint venture Jinzhou Jinex Lubricant Co. Ltd. started up its polyisobutylene unit in Jinzhou China
    • Molybdenum trimer technology commercialised, delivering antioxidancy, antiwear and friction modification properties in a novel, patented component
    • Startup of Infineum-wide Enterprise Resource Management system based on SAP operating platform
    • Japanese Technology Centre opened in Tokyo, Japan
    • Detergent manufacturing capacity expanded in Berre, France
    • Proprietary, powerful soot dispersant component commercialised for a range of light and heavy duty applications where rheological control of soot agglomeration was required
    • New state of the art laboratory facility opened at Milton Hill, United Kingdom
    • New line of lubricity additives launched in North America to address the needs of ultra-low sulphur diesel fuel
    • Novel fuel detergent chemistry developed for use in very high temperature and pressure modern injectors
    • Infineum brand attributes launched - Technology Excellence, Reliability, Collaboration
    • New Salicylate Manufacturing Facility started up
    • Infineum introduced ILSAC GF-5 and dexosTM 1-Qualified Product
    • Work started on a new Infineum salicylate plant in Singapore – its first outside Europe
    • Infineum celebrated the 50th anniversary of its global Trends presentations
    • InfineumInsight.com  launched
    • Infineum China formally registered as a wholly foreign-owned enterprise

    • Ground-breaking ceremony took place for Infineum’s new blending plant at Zhangjiagang, China
    • New calcium salicylate manufacturing facility in Singapore started up
    • New business technology centre in Shanghai, China formally opened

    • New Blending Plant put into operation in Zhangjiagang, China
    • Infineum announces opening of its first wholly-owned enerprise in India
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