Fuel and Lubricant Solutions

Friction Modifier Additives - IRGALUBE®

At A Glance

Friction modifiers reduce friction and wear. Depending on the application, they show effects ranging from improved horsepower and acceleration to improved efficiency of operation and tangible fuel economy benefits. At BASF, we call it “Gain the Power to Save on Fuel” – for our customers improved fuel economy not only translates into financial benefits but also contributes to sustainable development through reduced CO2 emissions.

Typical Applications

  • Engine oils
  • Hydraulic fluids
  • E-Mobility fluids
  • Compressor oils
  • Gear lubricants
  • Greases
  • Metalworking fluids
Typical applications with friction modifiers


Key Features & Benefits

What properties can our Friction Modifiers offer for high performance lubricants?

Performance features

  • IRGALUBE® F 10 A significantly reduces friction and boosts antioxidant performance 
  • IRGALUBE® FE1 fuel efficiency proven with different engine tests
  • SYNATIVE® EEB 45 shows compatibility with mineral oils, PAOs, esters and naphthenic oils to upgrade standard formulations to top performance
  • SYNATIVE® EEB 45 boosts dielectric properties

Sustainability features

  • Energy and CO2 saving due to low friction performance
  • Protecting equipment increases hardware lifetime and reduces maintenance costs
  • Friction modified lubricant durability expands drain intervals, which reduces waste and maintenance costs
  • IRGALUBE® FE1 reduces fuel consumption of automotive combustion engines and decreases the CO2 emissions
  • High degree of renewable content


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