Olives with nanoparticles. Part 3: Graphite-based additives

We have already told you about two of the four most popular components in olives: MoS2 (Molybdenum) and Teflon. In this article, we will discuss the benefits and features of another representative, namely graphite and its use in Xenum oils and additives.


This semi-metal with a crystalline structure is the most stable form of carbon (C) that can be found in nature. Graphite is used in many industries due to its combination of metallic and non-metallic properties. Graphite can act as a conductor of both heat and current, and also has high lubricating properties. In addition, it is very resistant to high temperatures.
Together with molybdenum, graphite is most often used due to its lubricating properties, so it is easy to compare the two components. However, each has its own characteristics.

Graphite, Molybdenum or Teflon: which is better?

In Article  "Graphite, Molybdenum Disulphide and/or PTFE?", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology  In 1963, these three materials were compared. Of course, modern tests can give more accurate results, but even this test can show obvious things.

The results can be seen in these graphs:

As you can see, graphite shows a stable behavior during increasing power, engine load and temperature changes. Looking at the graphs, we can see that MoS2 (Molybdenum) is always at the bottom of the graphs, so a preliminary conclusion might be that MoS2(Molybdenum) gives better results.

However, we must look at the results from the other side. We already know how and why motor oil works. The temperature of the pistons in the engine can reach more 600ºC, and they usually work in the off mode 0 to 30 m/s. At high speed, MoS2 (Molybdenum) begins to lose properties much faster than graphite, which shows more stable results.

This is why, depending on the engine requirements, one component may be better than another.

Oils based on Graphite from Xenum

IN articles about molybdenum we noted that we use oils in combination with graphite Super G and MG Gear. This helps to utilize the properties of both materials to create the best motor oil additives.

However, when we created our products, we had a different idea of how to use graphite.

Our line GP premium oil (Graphite Olives) consists of high-tech base oils and carbon nanoparticles with a diameter of 1 μm, which are mixed in ideal proportions. They allow you to save fuel (3 to 5%) and increase engine power (2 to 5%) by reducing friction. They also significantly reduce noise.

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