Lubrication is of high importance for machinery with moving parts. Lubrication increases performance and the life of machines by decreasing friction and wear. Friction and wear-related energy and material losses are estimated to account for between five to seven percent of gross national product in highly industrialized nations. There are approximately one billion cars and over one million wind turbines in the world today, which all face friction and wear problems. Energy losses in engines due to friction and wear are estimated to be around 15%. The cost of maintenance and the downtime of wind turbines is high due to increased turbine oil temperatures caused by friction. 

BORTEK® has two types of products for reducing friction and wear. One of these is the BORONMAX energy efficient oil additive. The other is the composite  hBN coating.


Friction is usually defined as a resistance to movement between contact surfaces in engineering and causes product wear and tear loss. BRONMAX energy efficient  products are developed by BORTEK to reduce friction and wear. Those products are used in internal combustion engines, gearboxes , wind turbines and suchlike as an oil additive.

Laboratory  and field tests show that Boronmax ® reduces the friction co-efficient and increases wear resistance. With the four balls tests applied according to ASTM standards,  It has been determined that Boronmax ® decreases friction coefficient by 14% . In addition,  Ball on disc test results show that Boronmax ® reduces wear by 60%.

BORONMAX energy efficient products are added to engine oils, gearbox oils and wind turbine oils, thereby improving oil lubricity. This reduces fuel consumption by up to 20%, decreases wear by 60%, increases performance by 10% and reduces emissions in internal combustion engines. The BORONMAX gearbox oil additive saves 10% energy in gearboxes. The BORONMAX wind turbine oil additive reduces oil temperature by decreasing friction in wind turbines and shortens downtime, thereby reducing maintenance costs.