IMCD Lubricants & Energy Technical Expertise

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Technical expertise

Our technical experts are committed to helping our customers identify opportunities for development in the market. 
Through our partnerships with leading suppliers, we have access to a comprehensive product portfolio that includes a wide range of additives and synthetic bases fluids.

By working to understand what you want to achieve, we can recommend custom-made product formulations suitable for your specific needs. 


In our Technical Centres, we perform tests on products and evaluate recommended formulations by mimicking performance in real life applications. These testing capabilities are perfect for our customers and suppliers who do not have access to their own instruments or labs.


For Lubricants & Fuels, our testing capabilities include:

  • 4 Ball Machine (Wear & Weld)
  • Rheology and tribology
  • Grease stability, dropping point & resistance to water wash-out 
  • Corrosion
  • Oxidation
  • Flash point
  • Elastomer compatibility
  • Density & Viscosity
  • Foaming tendancy 
  • Emulsion stability
  • Refractive Index
  • pH measurement 

For Oil & Gas, our testing capabilities include:

  • Viscosity and rheology
  • Fluid loss
  • Cementing related (e.g. consistency, gel strength, wettability)
Visit our Technical Centre page to learn more.
Our successful partnerships with both suppliers and customers are based on ensuring that the best service is given at every stage. Together, we identify applications and assign the required tests. We then investigate competitive products to ensure only the most effective are used in every formulation. 

We also work on trouble shooting and problem-solving. If the product, or combination of products, have any special requirements – regulatory or other, we ensure this is clear for our customers and does not affect the validity of the final solution. 

With our technical expertise, a winning formulation is a given. 

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