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Additin® Lubricant Additives

Under the brand name Additin®, the LANXESS Lubricant Additives business unit offers a wide range of solutions for high performance industrial lubricants, lubricating greases and metalworking fluids. 
The customized high-performance additives and formulations in our Additin® range improve extreme pressure resistance, help prevent mechanical wear, increase corrosion protection and enhance antioxidancy – as single components or additive packages. We contribute to the success of our customers’ business by increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Under the brand name Additin®, the LANXESS Lubricant Additives business unit offers solutions for a wide range of industrial lubricants, lubricating greases and metalworking fluids. Discover our product portfolio and solutions. 

Product portfolio

Read more about Additin® antioxidants Cross-section of a car gearbox


A product line based on aminic and phenolic additives formulated to delay aging and extend the service life of lubricants by reducing oxidation.  These antioxidants are suitable for hydraulic and compressor oils, transmission, turbine engine and special oils and greases. 
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Corrosion Inhibitors

Based on sulfonates, carboxylates and partial esters these anti-corrosion inhibitors are formulated to protect surfaces against corrosion. Suitable for compressor, engine, transmission, turbine and gear oils, as well as metal working fluids and greases. 
Read more about Additin® antiwear Oiling Gears


Antiwear additives and friction modifiers suitable for hydraulic and compressor oils, transmission oils, engine and gear oils, metalworking fluids and greases. These reduce direct metal-to-metal contact while improving surface smoothness and help to reduce friction and wear on metal to metal boundary surfaces. 
Read more about Additin® extreme-pressure Close-up gear of machine in industry energy oil and gas in sea offshore .


A wide range of extreme-pressure additives based on sulfurized compounds such as fatty oils, fatty acids and/or olefins and esters. Available in light and dark, active and in-active, these additives enhance extreme-pressure characteristics, load-carrying capacity and protection against wear. Suitable for metalworking fluids, transmission and slide-way oils and greases.
Read more about Additin® specialties Milling metalworking process. cutting end-tooth vertical mill at factory.


Three groups of specialties for particular requirements. 1) Synthetic ester and polymer additives to optimize affinity to different metal surfaces, such as stainless steel or aluminum.  2) Non-ferrous metal deactivators with EP properties designed to reduce corrosion and aging, improve lubricity and load-carrying properties.  3) Water-soluble additives to enhance lubricity, EP performance and provide protection against corrosion. 
Read more about Additin® packages Hydraulic piston system for bulldozers, tractors, excavators. hrome plated cylinder shaft of yellow machine

Additive Packages

Additive packages with combinations of extreme-pressure, anti-wear and anti-corrosion additives as well as antioxidants consisting of a variety of carefully matched components to correspond to specific application standards. Applications include ashless and ash-containing hydraulic oils, emulsifying and detergent hydraulic oils, industrial gear oils, slideway oils, greases and metal working fluids.

Quality Without Compromise

Continuous quality improvement is our top priority. Our activities in this context are geared to our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications, which serve as an incentive to continuously improve our production processes. One key to the excellent quality of our products is the state-of-the-art technology used at our production sites worldwide.

Sustainability for a Good Ecology and Economy

In recent years, we have developed new additives used to manufacture environmentally acceptable lubricants that can be certified to the new European Ecolabel (EEL). LANXESS can also offer additives with OSPAR certification, for the formulation of lubricants for offshore applications.

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