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Petronas, global specialist in lubricants, has recently participated in quite an important trade fair for the automotive sector in Bologna, Italy. There, a wonderful Team Mercedes-Amg Petronas Formula One race car, eight-time consecutive winners of the World Constructors’ Championship (they’re still defending champions, even though the drivers’ championship went to Max Verstappen at the last gasp in 2021) was on display. The one we saw in Bologna was a replica of this year’s car.

«A unique experience for visitors»

“It seemed right to us to welcome visitors with a unique experience, out of respect for the event and for our customers who we had not seen in the event for some time. In short, a return in style”, said Domenico Ciaglia, Managing Director EMEA at Petronas Lubricants International. In Bologna, Petronas put on display the new range of Petronas Syntium lubricants with CoolTech+ technology, designed to keep heat under control and maximize efficiency.

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Domenico Ciaglia

“This technology – comments Ciaglia – is the same that flows in the veins of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team’s single-seaters. Syntium, our premium brand worldwide, is a very complete range for the automotive industry with excellent international specifications and we are particularly proud of it because it is cutting-edge technology, which allows us to reduce fuel consumption by up to 3% and consequently to reduce emissions. Great attention was also paid to packaging, with a new dedicated pack that allowed us to further reduce the amount of plastic, not only because the market wants it, but because we believe in it first”.

Petronas lubricants: some of the newest additions

At the same time as the launch of Petronas Syntium, the “Bag in box” was presented, a new 20-liter format made with recyclable cardboard and plastic, which guarantees advantages for loading, safety, palletization and which includes an integrated tap. “This pack – adds Ciaglia – has made it possible to reduce the quantity of plastic by more than 92% compared to traditional 20-liter packs and also to reduce the amount of CO2 produced in transporting the packaging. Another advantage is the possibility for customers to have a much more complex offer of specialist products, dedicated to new generation cars, without having to stock large quantities of product”.

The picture is completed by the Petronas Tutela range, which includes what Petronas calls “the Hidden Heroes”, that is functional fluids, designed not only to meet the different needs of the most modern and increasingly complex vehicles, but to offer complete mechanical protection to every type of transmission but also to axles for electric vehicles.

Finally, Petronas introduced iona, now in its second generation, the range designed to meet the needs of electric motors and electric axles, reducing friction and wear and improving thermal management in order to maximize performance, energy efficiency and reliability of high performance electric vehicles. “In the axle sector, in particular – adds Ciaglia – we are signing important collaborations with component manufacturers for supplies that will start from 2023-2024”.

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