What is an engine and parts lubricant?

Lubricants are used to reduce friction between moving parts or to reduce the resistance from fixed parts. They are produced by refining crude oil. There are several types of lubricants:

  • Fluids (oils)
  • Liquids
  • Solids (Teflon, graphite)
  • Consistents (grease or silicone gel)

Did you know?
Lubricants have different performance characteristics, but share one common characteristic, their main component: the “lubricating base”. The latter is the primary compo

nent of lubricants which can be synthetic or petroleum-based. IGOL offers a comprehensive range of hydraulic fluids, gear oils and other lubricating fluids for all industrial applications. See https://www.igol.com/en/catalog-category/industry/general-lubrication/