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Castrol® expands carbon neutral product range in Europe with TRANSMAX® transmission and axle fluids range

Castrol is expanding its portfolio of carbon neutral products in Europe with Castrol TRANSMAX, a range of highly advanced transmission and axle fluids.

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Castrol TRANSMAX

  • Castrol TRANSMAX advanced range developed with Smooth Drive Technology™ delivers a smoother drive for longer[ii], enabling longer transmission and axle life
  • Castrol TRANSMAX range can protect the transmission and axles avoiding expensive repair costs[iii]
  • Castrol TRANSMAX is committed to being certified carbon neutral[iv] in accordance with British Standard PAS 2060; supports Castrol’s PATH360 sustainability strategy

Castrol is expanding its portfolio of carbon neutral products[v] in Europe with Castrol TRANSMAX, a range of highly advanced transmission and axle fluids. Castrol TRANSMAX products are available for automatic and manual vehicle transmissions and for axles. These products have been verified as carbon neutral, in accordance with the internationally recognised PAS 2060 specification[vi].

 

A typical passenger car makes an average of 18,000 stop-starts and 88,000 gear changes every year[vii]. This places huge demand on the transmission and if the transmission fluid does not have the right friction and protection level or has worn out, it can lead to shudder, gear stiffness or component damage. Using the right oil and changing it at the right time is key to preventing transmission problems. Castrol TRANSMAX advanced range features Smooth Drive Technology™ with active control molecules that automatically adjust their friction level under changing pressures and speed. This can help extend the life of the transmission and ensures smoother gear shifts for longer[viii].

 

For automatic transmissions, TRANSMAX ATF, DUAL and CVT products deliver more than 2 times longer smooth shifts[ix], while manual transmissions using TRANSMAX MANUAL products with Smooth Drive Technology™ benefit from 5 times easier gear shifting at cold temperatures[x]. Castrol’s TRANSMAX AXLE LONG LIFE products, developed for heavier vehicles with more complex transmissions and differentials, create a protective film that is 5 times stronger[xi], reducing the likelihood of handling unexpected issues or expensive repairs.

 

“The transmission is one of the most vital components of any vehicle and one of the most expensive units to repair or replace, so keeping it protected is absolutely critical”, commented Paul Beasley, Global Technology Driveline & EV Fluids Manager at Castrol.

 

“Using Castrol TRANSMAX with Smooth Drive Technology™ means the driveline is constantly served the optimal level of friction at any given moment, ensuring smooth operation and extending the life of the transmission moving parts. This innovative technology can justify why 2 out of every 3 major vehicle manufacturers use Castrol transmission fluids as part of their factory fill[xii]. As a new addition to our portfolio of PAS2060 carbon neutral products, the Castrol TRANSMAX range forms part of our efforts to help to deliver a more sustainable future – by saving waste, reducing carbon and improving lives – all part of our PATH360 strategy[xiii].”

 

Pioneering with carbon neutral products

 

In 2014, Castrol became the first company in the world to offer a PAS2060 certified carbon neutral lubricant, Castrol PROFESSIONAL®. Ever since, Castrol has continued to expand its carbon neutral offer across cars and commercial vehicles and since it began, has offset 3.3 million tonnes of CO2e[xiv]. Over 50% of Castrol’s volume of lead products sold in Europe during the first half of 2021 are committed to be certified carbon neutral[xv]. This includes all products sold in its lead automotive brands of EDGE®, POWER 1®, VECTON® and CASTROL ON®.

 

For a product to be certified PAS2060 carbon neutral, its cradle-to-grave greenhouse gas emissions must be quantified and compensated through a combination of emissions reduction activities and the use of verified carbon offsets[xvi]. Castrol’s carbon neutral products follow a robust process where an external expert consultant is used to measure the cradle-to-grave emissions using the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and an independent certified assurance body assures the product as certified carbon neutral in accordance with the PAS 2060 specification.

 

More information about Castrol’s Path360 strategy can be found here: 

www.castrol.com/info/castrolpath360.

 

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Footnotes:

 

1TRANSMAX ATF variants with Smooth Drive Technology™ and TRANSMAX CVT vs reference oil, based on LVFA industry standard test. For TRANSMAX CVT only: Applies to CVTs with Start-Up Clutch. TRANSMAX DUAL vs a genuine oil competitor fluid, based on GK1 friction tests per OEM specification.

 

1Using the right oil and changing it at the right time is key to preventing transmission problems such as shudder, gear stiffness, axle whining or damaged parts before they occur. 

 

1Committed to certified carbon neutral in accordance with PAS 2060:2014 Specification for Carbon Neutrality.  See www.castrol.com/cneutral for more information.

 

1See www.castrol.com/cneutral for more details.

1For a product to be considered carbon neutral, its cradle to grave greenhouse gas emissions must be quantified and compensated for through a combination of emissions reduction activities and carbon offsets. Castrol’s carbon neutral products follow a process where external independent third parties are used to measure the cradle-to-grave emissions using the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and assure as certified carbon neutral in accordance with PAS 2060:2014 Specification for Carbon Neutrality

In 2014, Castrol launched the world’s first carbon neutral engine oil, Castrol PROFESSIONAL, and since then has offset 3.3million tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent emissions), through this and other products and services.In 2021, Castrol expects to offset 1.7million tonnes of CO2e through verified carbon offsets supplied by bp Target Neutral.

 

1As per Castrol data gathered in the FETP city drive cycle.

 

1TRANSMAX ATF variants with Smooth Drive Technology™ and TRANSMAX CVT vs reference oil, based on LVFA industry standard test. For TRANSMAX CVT only: Applies to CVTs with Start-Up Clutch. TRANSMAX DUAL vs a genuine oil competitor fluid, based on GK1 friction tests per OEM specification. TRANSMAX MANUAL Multivehicle 75W-90, TRANSMAX MANUAL FE 75W, TRANSMAX MANUAL V 75W-80 vs a major competitor mineral API GL-4 SAE 80W-90 gear oil, based on tests run on a 6-speed gear box at -20oC in an independent lab. TRANSMAX AXLE LONG LIFE 75W-90 vs a commercial competitor mineral API GL-5 SAE 80W-90 oil, in Castrol in-house axle shock test. 

 

1TRANSMAX ATF variants with Smooth Drive Technology™ and TRANSMAX CVT vs reference oil, based on LVFA industry standard test. For TRANSMAX CVT only: Applies to CVTs with Start-Up Clutch. TRANSMAX DUAL vs a genuine oil competitor fluid, based on GK1 friction tests per OEM specification.

 

1TRANSMAX MANUAL Multivehicle 75W-90, TRANSMAX MANUAL FE 75W, TRANSMAX MANUAL V 75W-80 vs a major competitor mineral API GL-4 SAE 80W-90 gear oil, based on tests run on a 6-speed gear box at -20oC in an independent lab.

 

1TRANSMAX AXLE LONG LIFE 75W-90 vs a commercial competitor mineral API GL-5 SAE 80W-90 oil, in Castrol in-house axle shock test.

 

1TRANSMAX ATF variants with Smooth Drive Technology™ and TRANSMAX CVT vs reference oil, based on LVFA industry standard test. For TRANSMAX CVT only: Applies to CVTs with Start-Up Clutch. TRANSMAX DUAL vs a genuine oil competitor fluid, based on GK1 friction tests per OEM specification. TRANSMAX MANUAL Multivehicle 75W-90, TRANSMAX MANUAL FE 75W, TRANSMAX MANUAL V 75W-80 vs a major competitor mineral API GL-4 SAE 80W-90 gear oil, based on tests run on a 6-speed gear box at -20oC in an independent lab. TRANSMAX AXLE LONG LIFE 75W-90 vs a commercial competitor mineral API GL-5 SAE 80W-90 oil, in Castrol in-house axle shock test. 

 

1https://www.castrol.com/en_gb/united-kingdom/home/castrol-story/newsroom/press-releases/path360.html

 

1For a product to be considered carbon neutral, its cradle to grave greenhouse gas emissions must be quantified and compensated for through a combination of emissions reduction activities and carbon offsets.Castrol’s carbon neutral products follow a robust process where external independent third parties are used to measure the cradle-to-grave emissions using the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and assure as certified carbon neutral in accordance with the PAS 2060 specification. In 2014, Castrol launched the world’s first carbon neutral engine oil, Castrol PROFESSIONAL, and since then has offset 3.3million tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent emissions), through this and other products and services.

 

152% of Castrol’s volume of lead products sold in Europe in 2021 is committed to certified carbon neutral based on Jan1 -June 30 sales.

 

1In 2021, Castrol expects to offset 1.3 million tonnes of CO2e through verified carbon offsets provided by bp Target Neutral’s portfolio.

https://www.bp.com/en_gb/target-neutral/home/offsetting-projects.html

 

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