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Wednesday 29 April, 2015

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Lubrizol Announces Investment in Development of Second Generation GM dexos1(TM) Formulations

Lubrizol Announces Investment in Development of Second Generation GM dexos1(TM) Formulations

The Lubrizol Corporation
29400 Lakeland Boulevard, Wickliffe, Ohio 44092-2298

News Release

Lubrizol Announces Investment in Development of
Second Generation GM dexos1(TM) Formulations

CLEVELAND, April 29, 2015 - The second generation of General Motors' (GM) proprietary dexos1(TM) specification for gasoline engines is here, reflecting the global market shift toward higher performance lubricants and greater fuel economy.

In the face of increasingly strict fuel economy standards at the regulatory level, OEMs have been challenged to innovate with new, fuel efficient engine hardware. The dexos1 specification aims to ensure that engine oils for GM gasoline-powered hardware enable top performance with maximum fuel economy gains.

"With dexos1, GM is making certain that regardless of where a GM vehicle is manufactured or serviced, it will receive the same quality oil necessary to maximize performance," says Martin Birze, Lubrizol regional business manager, passenger car motor oils. "Through this global specification, GM is focused on heightened fuel economy without compromising durability or the performance of the oil."

"These are performance standards we're uniquely positioned to help our customers meet," Birze continues. "Lubrizol's additive technology protects the mechanical integrity of smaller, hotter, more demanding engines, all while lubricants trend toward lower and lower viscosities."

To ensure its customers' success, Lubrizol has been closely monitoring the new dexos1 specification development. Many existing passenger car motor oils for gasoline engines will likely need to be reformulated in order to meet the new dexos1 performance standards, which include:

  • Stochastic pre-ignition (SPI) prevention
  • Heightened fuel economy limits
  • Reduced turbocharger deposits
  • Additional testing to ensure durability and cleanliness

"Lubrizol has made the investment necessary to help our customers keep pace as GM pushes unprecedented performance," Birze says. "Part of this commitment includes the installation of the GM Oxidation Test in our facilities."

Mandatory transition to the new dexos1 specification is expected in August 2016; current dexos1 certification will expire at that time. Oil marketers are urged to examine their existing product lines and licensing status and to investigate potential reformulation challenges with new chemistry.

Lubrizol supports GM's push for advanced lubricant technology that enables modern hardware and is here to assist all its customers in reformulation, testing and licensing with higher-performance additive chemistry. It's part of Lubrizol's focus on working with customers to achieve Success Together through unmatched market expertise, testing capabilities and independent strength.

To learn more about the second generation dexos1 specification, and how Lubrizol can help, visit www.PCEO.com/key_specs/dexos1 or contact your Lubrizol representative.

dexos1 is a trademark of General Motors Co.

About The Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact.  It produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. Our products for the oilfield market include technologies for exploration, production and transportation.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world.  Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,000 employees worldwide.  Revenues for 2014 were $7 billion.  For more information, visit Lubrizol.com.

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Meredith Bruder                                                                                              Barbara Lampley
440-347-5282                                                                                                  440-347-2698
Website: www.lubrizol.com
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