New hybrid DCTF additive technology

Infineum’s new dual clutch transmission fluid (DCTF) additive has been formulated to meet the latest OEM requirements, including suitability for hybrid vehicles.

Infineum T4318 provides extensive market coverage, critical as the Dual Clutch Transmission market share grows globally, particularly in China. 

It demonstrated superior protection, excellent cleanliness, and minimum deterioration or wear during field trials as shown in this video.

New hybrid DCTF additive technology

Infineum has recently formulated a new wet dual clutch transmission fluid additive to meet the latest OEM requirements, including suitability for hybrid vehicles. It provides extensive market coverage, critical as Dual Clutch Transmission market share grows globally, and notably in China. This fill for life additive package achieves differentiated performance by improving reliability, anti-shudder ability, and boosting fuel efficiency.

In order to validate the new technology, field trials have been conducted in China and Germany since mid-2019. The field trials include 10 vehicles equipped with 4 typical wet DCT models from major European and Chinese OEMs, including hybrid and oil cooling versions.  Low viscosity and ultra-low viscosity fluids using this technology were tested on the road. We also ran the vehicles with their original low-viscosity fluids as a reference. Using a combination of road conditions, including inner-city and highway, we tested the performance in real and challenging conditions. The field trials were 100,000km long per vehicle without oil change, and the oils were sampled and analyzed along the field trials.

At the end of the field trials, the transmissions were removed and sent to Southwest Research Institute in US and ISP in Germany for dismantling and rating. From the used oil analysis and transmission inspection and rating in SWRI and ISP, our new technology demonstrates superior protection, excellent cleanliness, and minimum deterioration or wear.

Infineum’s new hybrid DCTF additive is a state-of-the-art product developed from a careful balance of premium proprietary additive components. Its cutting-edge performance exceeds market requirements today and is future proofed for the challenges of tomorrow. It is truly an example of Performance you can rely on.

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