order a free catalog | Click
To buy AMSOIL
products, visit the AMSOIL
Buy AMSOIL at wholesale prices |
AMSOIL By Phone from AMSOIL Headquarters
7am-5pm Central Time, Toll-Free at: 1-800-777-7094
Give Operator Sponsor
Which AMSOIL Products Are Recommended
For Your Vehicles?
AMSOIL Grease Consists of Base
Oils, Additives and Thickeners
like fluid lubricants, each component offers a unique set
For many, grease
is a mysterious substance. People know it's there and
that it's protecting their equipment's components,
but questions remain on how it works.
It is important
to first understand how grease differs from standard lubricating
oils. Grease is made from many of the same components common
to fluid lubricants, such as base oils, additives and viscosity modifiers; however,
there is one important component that distinguishes grease from its lubricant counterparts: thickener.
Thickeners make grease semi-solid or solid, so it can protect
applications subjected to heavy loads, high temperatures and
used to give grease a consistent, gel-like structure that
adheres to equipment surfaces. They can be made from a variety
of substances, but typically fall into one of three categories:
soap, non-soap or polymer dispersion. The chemical structure
of each of these thickeners is complex and differs greatly
depending on the type of thickener; for the sake of this article,
we'll stick to the basics.
Soap greases are
either simple or complex and are comprised of a variety of
elements. For example, lithium is a simple soap-based grease.
Lithium is the most widely used and versatile of the soap-based
products; it accounts for at least 50 percent of domestic
grease production. Lithium-based greases are often used in
automotive chassis and wheel bearings, or as a general industrial
grease. They are smooth and buttery in appearance and have
a medium dropping point (up to 400°F). The dropping point
is the temperature at which the base oil
separates from the thickener and the grease can no longer
adequately protect components. The higher the dropping point,
the better protection the grease provides at higher temperatures.
thickeners were developed to withstand higher operating temperatures
in modern equipment. Aluminum-complex greases are a good example;
they are often used in steel mills and rolling and plain bearings.
They are typically smooth and slightly gel-like in appearance.
Aluminum-complex greases also have high dropping points (above
500°F) and are resistant to water and softening, which
enables them to provide protection in a variety of extreme
environments. They are shear stable and resistant to washout;
however, they often have poor rust and corrosion resistance.
is a non-soap-based thickener. AMSOIL uses calcium sulfonate
thickener in its Synthetic Polymeric Off-Road Grease, Multi-Purpose Grease
and Water-Resistant Grease. Calcium sulfonate thickeners offer
enhanced performance benefits by improving the performance
of additives already contained in the grease for better wear
protection, water-washout resistance, extreme-pressure performance
and dropping point. This type of grease is a good candidate
for off-road automotive applications and steel or paper mills
where high temperatures and shock loading are common.
thickeners are the most widely used non-soap thickener. They
offer good oxidation resistance and thermal stability, which
makes them very durable and ideal for use in sealed-for-life bearings.
The third type
of thickener is a polymer dispersion thickener, sometimes
referred to as a "specialty" thickener. In a polymer
dispersion or specialty thickener, polymers are mixed with
the base oil to produce a thickening effect. Silica is used
as a thickening agent in some specialty greases and the result
is a high-temperature, water-resistant grease. Carbon black
and pigments are also used as specialty thickeners; however,
they tend to have a consistency more similar to a very viscous
oil as opposed to the more solid, stiff-like consistency of
It is important
to remember the role grease plays in lubrication and the performance
benefits it provides. Although many people have limited understanding
of its finer points, grease is a necessary lubricant that
offers extreme-pressure protection in numerous applications
that couldn't perform properly without it. Published, AMSOIL
AMSOIL Signature Series
Synthetic Motor Oil
AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic
Motor Oils are formulated to meet the latest API SN Resource
Conserving and ILSAC GF-5 industry specifications. AMSOIL
Signature Series Oils include 0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30 and 10W-30
and represent the very best motor oils AMSOIL has to offer,
allowing motorists to take advantage of maximum extended
drain intervals. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor
Oils are recommended for drain intervals of up to 25,000
miles/one year, whichever comes first (15,000 miles/one
year in severe service conditions).
here for more information
Synthetic Motor Oils offer the longest drain intervals
on the market, unsurpassed protection and performance that
effectively extends equipment life and improved fuel economy,
saving customers money at the pump and reducing the nation's
dependence on foreign oil.
The Presidents Desk
Synthetic Diesel Oil Articles and Testimonials
INC. warrants that the use of its lubricants will not cause
mechanical damage to any mechanically sound equipment when
AMSOIL INC. products are used in full compliance with the
company's recommendations and instructions."
synthetic motor oils are formulated to surpass engine test
specifications, offering protection far greater than competing
motor oils for extended drain intervals. Most synthetic oil
manufacturers make no claim to extended drain intervals, deferring
to the maintenance schedule provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
With its unparalleled oil and warranty program, AMSOIL offers
consumers unprecedented protection and economics.
More than 20 years
ago, AMSOIL began using the NOACK volatility test as a comparison
tool and measurement of quality. Back then, nearly every oil
tested side-by-side with AMSOIL synthetic motor oils failed,
and those that passed barely squeaked by. Other oil companies
paid no attention to NOACK results until Ford Motor Company
made it a requirement for service fill oils, validating what
AMSOIL had said all along.
NOACK Volatility Test
Volatility Test determines the evaporation loss
of lubricants in high temperature service. The more
motor oils vaporize, the thicker and heavier they become,
contributing to poor circulation, reduced fuel economy
and increased oil consumption, wear and emissions. AMSOIL
Synthetic Motor Oil resists high temperature volatization
better than other motor oils. AMSOIL Synthetic Motor
Oil maintains peak fuel efficiency and reduces oil consumption
AMSOIL Now An ISO Certified
received ISO 9001:2000 certification of our Quality Management
System (QMS). NSF International Strategic Registrations is
the registrar that has verified our QMS meets the requirements
of the ISO 9001:2000 standard, the most widely utilized quality
standard throughout the world for quality management systems.
ISO standards are used by over 300,000 companies worldwide
setting rigorous standards for businesses, government and
is applicable to any manufacturing and service organization
providing a framework for system development that focuses
on the customer, quality system performance and ongoing improvement.
AMSOIL received ISO 9001:2000 registration under the scope:
synthetic lubricants blending, packaging, and other fulfillment
directly associated with lubricant product.
certification puts AMSOIL in line with some of the most efficient
companies in the world. It is further assurance that the products
and services AMSOIL provides will continue to maintain the
high level of quality the company always demanded.
AMSOIL Product Information
Form to Get Exclusive Technical Articles and Information
on AMSOIL Products.
weekly newsletter by email - please complete this form.
Personal contact information
will only be used to provide requested information or
assistance. You will not be enrolled in advertising
or marketing programs and your information will not
You will only receive
the email newsletter.
AMSOIL Products Are Recommended For Your Car or Truck?
Here And Enter Your Vehicle Information To Find Out
I welcome the opportunity
to work with you personally as your servicing AMSOIL Dealer.
Use the information on this website to contact me. You may
also check out the AMSOIL
Corporate Website for product and business opportunity
If you would like more information
about AMSOIL INC., click one of the links below: