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Over 35 Years Of Innovation

International Lubricants, Inc. (ILI) has long been recognized as a leader in the research, development and manufacturing of highly specialized synthetic lubricants to various markets

including the Automotive, Marine, Industrial, Agricultural, Cosmetic, and other industries. ILI engineers and produces its very own patented and proprietary premium lubricating technologies including the trademarks LXE® (Liquid Wax Ester), Synergol TMS®, Glossamer®, Erucichem®, etc. ILI leads the industry and developed the majority of these premium technologies utilizing renewable resources keeping the environment in mind.

ILI’s success in the marketplace is largely due to the unique technology behind its liquid wax ester, (LXE technology), which is a direct molecular replacement for Sperm Whale Oil, or more specifically, Spermaceti Oil. After the Endangered Species Act banned the killing of the whales, a suitable lubricant additive replacement was not available. For years, chemists and engineers had tried in vain to develop other mineral, or synthetic based products that would yield the lubricating and heat dissipating properties spermaceti oil provided. International Lubricants Incorporated accomplished just that with a unique molecule, known as a liquid wax ester, registered under the trade name LXE®. This molecule is non-petroleum based, non-toxic and non-flammable and is the largest molecule of its kind.

ILI quickly gained notoriety in the automotive industry by particularly addressing crucial service issues in vehicles’ automatic transmissions arising from the absence of spermaceti oil in automatic transmission fluids. LXE Technology’s molecular structure made it possible to fight oxidation, heat build-up, converter chatter as well as address several other performance issues in a way that still remains unparalleled.


A Brand is Born

Our tremendous success in the automotive industry demonstrated that all highly intricate systems would benefit from the exceptional characteristics of the LXE molecule, paving the way for other specialized industries and applications. Today ILI products have won more professional industry choice awards in the automotive industry than any other competitive products. The LUBEGARD brand is not only recognized as a leader in quality, but more importantly as a product that provides actual solutions to specific servicing and performance problems within various industries.  No wonder ILI has developed a cult-like following from professionals within the automotive service industry over the last few decades. But don’t just take our word for it! (Click here to read testimonials)


Continuing the tradition of innovation

ILI’s Seville, OH headquarters is the main manufacturing and packaging location for all LUBEGARD products. ILI manufactures its own technologies for use exclusively in their products with massive production accommodations, with multiple lines for filling and blending of products.  The configuration results in the capacity to perform a complete blending cycle every four hours.

As one of the few companies who employ numerous research and development experts, including chemists and chemical engineers, ILI also invested in a state-of-the-art chemical research and development laboratory at the Seattle branch with chemical autoclave, gas chromatograph and a hooded venting system that allows scientists to safely perform hydrogenation experiments. One of the latest results of groundbreaking hydrogenation research is a new polymer, trade named as Glossamer® by ILI, that finds application in the cosmetics industry. Today, ILI is a global lubricant supplier, with over 100 U.S. and foreign patents, and is committed to investing in continuous research efforts, to ensure they remain on the cutting-edge of new product development and product improvements.

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