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What Makes LE Unique

Advanced base stocks and additives are the key to high performance lubricants. Lubrication Engineers (LE) is not tied to any refinery which opens the door for LE to acquire the latest improvements in base stock technology. As a result, LE’s base stocks have superior lubricating characteristics such as greater oxidation resistance, tougher film strength, higher viscosity index and greater compatibility with hoses and seals.

LE also operates an additive research and manufacturing company, the ALMASOL® Corporation. The research and development department at Almasol Corp. continually develop more effective and efficient additives that are proprietary to LE, and which are able to exceed the high demand of current machinery.

Unique Additive Technology Include:

ALMASOL® - Employed in every manned U.S. space flight

ALMASOL is a solid wear-reducing additive that can withstand extremely heavy loads, chemical attack and temperatures up to 1900°F (1038°C). Almasol has an affinity for metal surfaces, forming a microscopic layer without building upon itself. The tolerances are not affected as Almasol is so fine that it would take approximately 8,000 particles to cover the period at the end of this sentence. Click here to continue reading.


DUOLEC is the newest LE revolutionary technology designed specifically for use in LE gear lubricants. This dual-acting additive imparts synergistic properties to lubricants, providing both wear-reducing and extreme pressure protection. Duolec is a temperature-activated additive that forms a solid-like protective layer on metal surfaces. This layer fills surface asperities, minimizing the effects of any metal to metal contact; thus reducing friction and preventing welding. Click here to continue reading.


MONOLEC is wear-reducing additive which creates a single molecular lubricating film on metal surfaces, vastly increasing oil film strength without affecting clearances. As an invaluable component in LE's engine oils, industrial oils and many of its other lubricants, Monolec allows opposing surfaces to slide by one another, greatly reducing friction, heat and wear. Click here to continue reading.

PYROSHIELD® - The choice for open gears

PYROSHIELD is an advanced lubricant technology that provides unmatched protection for shrouded open gears & other open gears. Pyroshield products contain Lubrication Engineers’ exclusive wear-reducing additive ALMASOL® which doesn’t build up on itself, unlike Asphaltic based lubricant. There are many benefits associated with Pyroshield including improved cleanliness, less waste disposal cost, lower lubrication cost, and reduced electrical consumption. Click here to continue reading.


QUINPLEX is the impact-resistant additive that contributes to outstanding water resistance, tackiness and enhanced mechanical stability and helps to form a barrier against corrosion. Quinplex will increase the viscosity index of fluid products and grease base oils, stabilizing viscosity against the influence of temperature change. Click here to continue reading.