Low SAPS lubricants
Global warming, and to a broader extent fight against pollution, has led to an automotive industry revolution.
Why will we have to use new lubricants (Low-SAPS)?
An unprecedented Research and Development era focusing on depoluting systems has been governing the automotive field during last years.
Dedicated to Diesel motorisations, Particulate Filters were introduced. They trapp the accumulation of particulates identified by a sensor and produce a diesel injection which finally burn of the indesirable components.
New challenges to meet for lubricants ! They need to adapt to the new physical and chemical conditions of post-treatment systems. A true technological break : post-treatement systems are indeed little compatible with the components which were traditionally entering into the formulation of lubricants ..
Technological break but based on an existing know-how
The brand new generation of engine lubricants for passenger cars substitutes the undesirable components thanks to an innovating formulation : lubricants of low sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulphur, called Low SAPS.
With 50 % of new components, these products of high technology are the result of developments underwent to answer both to ACEA standards and to adapt formulations to technological options taken by the car makers.
ELF Solaris and TOTAL Ineo ranges now set up the broader market Low SAPS lubricants range.
A reduction in the conventional constituents in the oil and improving their quality and therefore the lifespan of engines and the post-treatment systems, is what the TOTAL LUBRICANTS team has succeeded in achieving.
>>See the movie below on how are low saps lubricants designed to match the Euro 3, Euro 4 and euro 5 standards.
Experts points of view ...
Formulated with an all-new generation of additives, the QUARTZ INEO range considerably increases the efficiency of anti-pollution systems, particularly Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF): the content of metallic components is reduced by 50%, which serves to increase the life span and efficiency of the DPF.
Specially for Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF), guarantee: Long life for your engine, proteciton of the environment, cleanliness of the engine, protecion against wear