MCC Announces Ashless TBN Additive

July 2011, Olathe, Kans. – A new engine oil additive from Midwest-based MidContinental Chemical Company, Inc. (MCC) boosts the total base number (TBN) of lubricants for diesel engines, allowing the user to extend the drain interval. The total base number measures the oil's ability to withstand acid buildup in an engine. The better an oil endures acid buildup, the longer the useful life of the oil.

Philip Korosec, Technical Director at MidContinental Chemical Company, Inc., states, "The total base number determines an oil's suitability for continued use and is critical to safely extending oil drain intervals. Our TBN additive formulations are specifically engineered to neutralize harmful acids and prolong the life cycle of engine oils. The additive is a liquid, which can be added to the diesel engine oil at the blender, or as an aftermarket product.”

About MidContinental Chemical Company, Inc. MidContinental Chemical Company, Inc. was established in 1994 and has eleven sales offices located strategically throughout North America. The company manufactures and distributes petroleum additives that enhance the performance of fuels and lubricating oils in vehicles, equipment and machinery. MCC provides comprehensive additive solutions to the petroleum industry, including petroleum terminals, lube oil manufacturers, pipeline operators and aftermarket producers. In addition to specialty chemicals, MCC assists clients with equipment needs, and provides specialized support services, such as regulatory compliance and marketing programs. With a line of top brands, including Chevron Oronite, BASF, Albermarle and Dow, MidContinental Chemical Company, Inc. is positioned to offer customers performance advantages from the most advanced additive technology available today.