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Synthetic Lubricant Technology Enhances Performance of Racing Cars

OAK Racing team has shown a successful performance in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup race by using lubricants based on Dow Chemical’s UCON OSP base fluid technology.

Based on the successful use of transmission fluid in the June Le Mans race, OAK Racing’s race cars have utilized transmission fluid and motor oil based on the UCON technology in the Silverstone race conducted on September 11, 2011 in the UK.

The lubricants produced with UCON OSP base fluid have helped two racing cars to cope with speed and endurance at the Le Mans 24-hour competition. The new transmission fluids increase the power and performance of OAK Racing cars and also offer the necessary drive train protection in challenging race conditions.

Engine oil based on Dow’s synthetic lubricant technology has recently proved successful with the use in OAK Racing’s three cars that has competed at the 6 Hours of Imola event held in Italy.

Proprietary oil-soluble polyalkylene glycol (PAG) technology is used by UCON OSP base fluids to preserve major benefits of the synthetic PAG-based lubricants, including high viscosity index values, polarity, deposit control, excellent film formation and low friction. The fluids also provide compatibility with synthetic hydrocarbon base oils and mineral oils. This feature can support formulation of semi-synthetic and completely synthetic lubricants that helps to minimize friction and resulting wear and drag.

Source: http://www.dow.com/

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