Frequently Asked Questions
How can Ab Nanol Technologies Oy help our organization?
We have a proven concept and solid references, which we are happy to share with you. If you are interested, we can conduct limited tests on one of your engines. Once you are satisfied with the results, we will help you expand the use of Nanol in a safe and controlled way.
Where is nanotechnology most often used?
Nanotechnology is frequently used to reduce friction in a wide range of products from cosmetics and paint to steel and even toothpaste. It is also used in the oil and lubrication businesses.
How are Nanol products different from the competition?
Nanol products are not based on conventional nanotechnology. Dr Aubrey Burrows, senior advisor to Nanol, explains: “The Nanol additive is homogenous and contains copper particles which are dispersed in a stable colloid. The structure of the colloid is similar to that in overbased detergents containing metal carbonates, which are widely used in oil formulations.”
Why was Nanol introduced relatively recently, given that the technology was first discovered over 30 years ago?
Research on implementing nano-sized particles as lubricant additives has been ongoing for some time. The major challenge of keeping these kinds of additives dispersed in the oil has limited their introduction on the global market. Thanks to the colloidal structure of Nanol, however, the additive is kept fully dispersed in the oil.
How do Nanol products reduce friction and wear?
A protective nano-film is formed exclusively on working surfaces where friction occurs. The film has plastic flow properties, reducing energy losses and preventing hydrogen corrosion and wear.
Why is it important to reduce friction in mechanical equipment?
Reducing friction is one of the most critical issues for both engine designers and lubricant producers because it can bring down operating costs and reduce environmental impacts.
How do Nanol products improve engine and business performance?
Owing to lower internal friction, engines running on Nanol use less fuel, while mechanical equipment is protected against wear. Less wear results in extended service intervals and operational lifetimes – the business benefits being obvious.