German Company introduces new TBN Booster at Automechanika Middle EastUlm, April 2012 – At the Automechanika Middle East Exhibition the German motor oil and additive expert LIQUI MOLY is introducing two new products: One is the Pro-Line TBN Booster, which makes it possible to extend oil change intervals with fuels containing large amounts of sulfur. The other is Scratch Stop, for polishing scratches and sanding marks out of paint and even headlight lenses.“These are two new products with great practical benefits for car drivers in the region”, says Salvatore Coniglio, LIQUI MOLY's Export Area Manager.
Sulfur in fuel also leaves traces in the motor oil. The higher the content, the shorter the oil change intervals. LIQUI MOLY's Pro-Line TBN Booster helps even when the sulfur content is greater than 50 ppm. It neutralizes the sulfur and other acidic combustion residues in the oil, thus allowing oil change intervals to be extended by up to 25%. This reduces costs for new engine oil and minimizes service time when the vehicle is not available for use.
As soon as the engine is started, particularly after a cold start, small quantities of fuel - and with it sulfur - are always absorbed by the oil. Sulfur itself is corrosive and, dissolved in the oil, can damage the internal parts of the engine, explains Salvatore Coniglio. But much worse is when water is present in the oil. This is either already present in the fuel or is a result of condensation. Even small amounts of water are enough to combine with sulfur to form sulphuric acid. Good engine oil like LIQUI MOLY can suppress this for a time, but at some point its ability to do so is exhausted. It is then high time for the next oil change.
Varying fuel quality is a decisive factor for specifying different oil change intervals for the same model of car at different points around world, says Salvatore Coniglio. “After hearing an increasing number of complaints regarding frequent oil change intervals, we decided to get to the root of the problem”, he adds. The result was an additive for engine oil that significantly increases protection against acids and is simple to use.
It can be added to the engine oil at any time. After adding, the engine should be allowed to run so that the additive can mix with the engine oil. It makes sense to add TBN Booster when changing oil. It increases the TBN (total base number) which is a gage for acid protection. The proportion is approximately two to four percent depending on the engine and fuel quality. Admixture of two percent increases the TBN rating by approx. 4mg KOH/g.
TBN Booster was originally developed for use in countries where optimum fuel qualities are not available. This additive is produced in Germany, LIQUI MOLY's native country, however, it is not sold there. 'We want every driver in the world, not just those in Germany, to be able to benefit from our expertise.'
This also applies for Scratch Stop. This is a silicon-free polishing paste for universal use. It removes scratches, overspray, sanding marks and orange peel on colored and metallic paint finishes. Moreover it can also be used to polish matte or dull translucent plastic covers or polycarbonate headlight lenses. Scratch Stop can be used with a machine as well as manually. “High temperatures and sand damage the finish”, according to Salvatore Coniglio. “With Scratch Stop, your car again looks like it is supposed to.”
The Automechanika Middle East opens its doors from May 22 to 24, 2012. LIQUI MOLY can be found in the German Pavillion, stand number 1AM606. About LIQUI MOLY
LIQUI MOLY GmbH from Ulm in southern Germany offers a wide variety of high quality products including motor oils, additives, car care products and chemically-based technical solutions for automotive applications. With over 4,000 articles, customers have access to a comprehensive product line. LIQUI MOLY develops and tests its products in its own laboratories, manufactures only in Germany, and markets all of its products by itself. Founded more than 50 years ago the company is among the most distinguished in the industry. In addition to the German market, products are sold in over 100 countries around the globe.
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