How it works

How does Polytron work

Lubricants are required to carry out numerous functions in order to provide adequate lubrication. Crankcase oils, in addition to reducing friction and wear, must keep the engine clean and free from rust and corrosion, must act as a coolant and sealant, and must serve as a hydraulic fluid in an engine with hydraulic valve lifters.

The lubricant may function under high temperatures and in the presence of dust, water and other adverse atmospheric conditions as well as with materials formed as a result of incomplete combustion: it must be resistant to oxidation and sludge formation.

Friction breaks down the fluid film of the lubricant between the surfaces; produces wear or metal loss, scuffing, tearing and welding between the metal surfaces; releases energy in the form of heat, which can be adverse to the mechanism and contaminates the lubricants used.

Moving parts are theoretically designed so that there is sufficient fluid pressure between the moving parts to keep these parts separated by this fluid film. This is what is called hydrodynamic lubrication (which can be compared to what is called hydroplaning, where under wet road conditions, the water that is sandwiched between the tire and road surface, under certain speeds, separates the tire from the road surface, giving the effect whereby the tire is gliding on a pressurized film of water) and is the ideal lubrication theory.

Changes in load and speeds however tend to make this film thin, resulting in metal-to-metal contact. When this happens, the following phenomena occur between the metal surfaces: welding, scuffing and tearing, or absorbs heat; it starts to oxidize, resulting in an increase in viscosity (compared to new oil at comparable temperatures), acid, peroxide, carbon residue, sludge and asphaltene formation. As the oil oxidizes it becomes increasingly corrosive resulting in greater wear of metal surfaces.

Polytron "Anti-Friction Metal Treatment" technology is specifically engineered to reduce friction problems at the source.

The success of conventional lubricating oils is predicated upon maintaining a high film strength oil barrier between two surfaces moving relative to each other. Resistance to the movement of these surfaces is defined as friction, which can be either sliding or rolling, or which can be caused by the shearing action of a lubricant attempting to separate the two surfaces. Hydrodynamic, hydrostatic, and boundary lubrication typically occur in some combination in virtually all mechanisms which require lubrication, and most commercial lubricants are reasonably capable of doing the job for which they are intended.

Our product is a new lubricant that takes normal lubrication a step further, in that it not only has superior film strength but also impregnates the metal itself, metallurgically, at the friction surfaces.

Polytron lubricants contain only pure petroleum and petroleum additives, and perform without the negatives associated with solid particle additives. Our product blends easily with other lubricants, and is most useful at a 10% initial mix.

So what is our product? It is a highly specialized, highly technological lubricant known in industrial circles as an "extreme-pressure property lubricant" (EP agent). Originally, a form of this lubricant was developed for air-cooled aircraft engines and for use in metal removal process with machine tools in the hard-metals class.

It is made by "chemically" treating petroleum hydrocarbons. Polytron "Anti-Friction Metal Treatment" technology is specifically engineered to reduce friction problems at the source.