As India will become the second largest commercial vehicle market by 2015, Afton Chemical asked 500 owner-drivers through to Super Fleet operators what they most valued in a HDDO and developed a solution to address their needs.
HiTEC® 8744X HDDO Additive targets the after warranty vehicles segment with a unique profile focusing on API CH-4 only, the most desirable claim for fleet operators in India and a growing requirement in emerging economies. Yet it can be used for under warranty applications with the addition of a booster extending the profile to API CI-4 and key OEM requirements. HiTEC® 8744X HDDO Additive has been developed in Group II base oils and offers Viscosity Index Improver (VII) flexibility from 25 to 35SSI Olefin Co-Polymer (OCP) for cost-optimisation.
Additionally, HiTEC® 8744X HDDO Additive has been tested in a 40,000 km severe field trial using Indian trucks and base oils. It has shown superior performance in areas that we know are valued by end users such as engine wear-and-tear protection and power maintenance.
Afton Chemical Corporation, part of the NewMarket Corporation and headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, supports global operations through regional headquarters located in Asia Pacific, EMEAI, Latin America and North America.