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Lubrizol is Ready for ILSAC GF-6

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Announcing Lubrizol®  PV1510 Additive Technology for the GF-6 Specification

CLEVELAND,  April 15, 2019 – The Lubrizol Corporation announces new Lubrizol®  PV1510 engine oil additive technology designed to meet the complex requirements  of the ILSAC GF-6 specification. Testing is underway in accordance with the  ILSAC timeline to enable Lubrizol PV1510 availability ahead of the first  licensing, expected on May 1, 2020.

The  complexity of the ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B specifications should not be  underestimated.  Engine oils must pass  seven new tests and offer performance that increases fuel economy and  cleanliness, while mitigating the harmful effects of low speed pre-ignition  (LSPI) in modern engines.

"Lubrizol  PV1510 is based on simplicity - with one additive and one viscosity modifier.  Our technology is flexible, providing customers with a choice of base oil and a  cascading treat rate. We have performance that addresses test requirements  while achieving optimal lubrication properties for modern engines," states  Martin Birze, regional business manager for Passenger Car Engine Oils at  Lubrizol.

Lubrizol PV1510 features:

  • Simplicity – One additive, one  viscosity modifier, one pour point depressant embedded
  • Flexibility – Base oil choice, cascading  treat rate, viscosity grade read across
  • Balance – LSPI mitigation,  increased fuel economy and improved cleanliness

Lubrizol  PV1510 offers customers a simple, purpose-built solution that is formulated to  meet API SP with Resource Conserving, ILSAC GF-6A, ILSAC GF-6B and future GM  dexos1™ specifications. For more information about this new product  or to stay informed on the specification upgrade, contact your Lubrizol  representative or visit


About  The Lubrizol Corporation

The  Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global  company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality,  performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental  impact. It is a leader at combining market insights with chemistry and  application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to customers in the  global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol improves lives  by acting as an essential partner in our customers' success, delivering  efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Technologies include  lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related  fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel  fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care,  personal care and skin care products and specialty materials encompassing  polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and  medical device solutions.

With  headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing  facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the  world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide.  Revenues for 2018 were $6.8 billion. For more information, visit

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