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  • By: Graphene Flagship
  • Graphene Flagship
  • Publishing date: 26 October 2021
  • By: Graphene Flagship
  • Graphene Flagship
  • Publishing date: 26 October 2021

#TechTuesday: GXT Lubricant

Welcome to our Graphene Flagship #TechTuesday series! These articles will introduce some of the latest graphene-enabled products, pioneered and commercialised by different companies within the Graphene Flagship project. Today, we unveil GXT lubricating oils, which protect engines and enhance their lifetime.

Graphene makes lubricating oils for engines more stable, keeping engines safer for longer. This is why Graphene-XT are proud to announce the new GXT-LUBE range.

GXT-LUBE takes advantage of graphene’s unique properties, reducing wear and tear in the engine parts of both diesel and petrol engines, for both cars and motorcycles. Graphene acts as a strong lubricant due to its layered structure, which allows the atom-thin layers of carbon to easily slip and slide against each other, with hardly any friction.

We are pleased to present three different products in the GXT-LUBE range, each with a different purpose in mind. GXT-LUBE is for a standard diesel or petrol engine.

GXT-LUBE LONG LIFE is recommended for engines with over 100,000 km of mileage, and could help extend the vehicle’s lifetime, as well as reducing engine temperature and noise. GXT-LUBE EXTRA LONG LIFE is specifically for vintage vehicles with time-worn mechanics, or less precise construction methods.

To see how well our lubricating oils really held up, we tested them in the engine of a real Motocross motorbike. Our tests showed that thanks to graphene, GXT-LUBE improved the performance of the motorbike engine, with less noise.

Graphene acts as a self-regenerating protective layer between metallic parts in an engine. Because the layers of graphene have very little friction between them, they can freely move and slide against each other. This movement helps reduce the wear and tear caused by friction between an engine’s moving parts.

We make the oils using our own green, patented technology to prepare high-quality graphene, for low costs and with low environmental impact. Our graphene-based GXT-LUBE product range can extend the lifetime of all types of engine.

We hope you’ll try GXT-LUBE in your engine. You’ll feel the difference when you’re behind the wheel.

Benefits of the GXT-LUBE range

* Improves performance

* Reduces wear and tear in the engine

* Helps to remove excess heat

* Reduces mechanical noise

* Improves compression

Author bio

Graphene Flagship
Graphene Flagship

Bringing together 118 academic and industrial partners in 12 research and innovation projects and 1 coordination and support project, the Graphene Flagship initiative will continue to advance Europe’s strategic autonomy in technologies that rely on graphene and other 2D materials. The initiative, which builds on the previous 10-years of the Graphene Flagship, is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme. The 2D-Experimental Pilot Line, addressing the challenges of upscaling 2D material production processes for the semiconductor industry, is another key component of the Graphene Flagship eco-system.