COVID-19 Update

Functional Products Inc. is open for business and can support your product and technical needs. Functional Products is in compliance with the Ohio Department of Health “Stay at Home Order” and Homeland Securities CISA March 19 Memorandum.

New Brochures and Products

Brochures for all portfolios have been updated for September 2019 with new summer products.

New stand-out products:

  • Low treat rock drill and hydraulic fluid packages in Biobased
  • Industrial gear oil package and PAO-based OCP viscosity modifiers in Industrial
  • Ultra-high MW food grade tackifier and sulfur-free EP corrosion inhibitor packages in Food Grade
  • Naphthenic polymethacrylate polymers and Group III pour point depressants in Polymethacrylates
  • Liquid biobased and solid food grade grease polymers in Grease
  • High clarity, water-based tackifier in Tackifier

Functional Products updates to 2018 Ecolabel

Functional Products Inc. has long supported the environmentally acceptable lubricant market and been listed on the European Ecolabel‘s Lubricant Substance Classification (LuSC) list.

Functional Products Inc. has completed the re-listing on the new 2018 Ecolabel list for V-508/508F/508M, V-584, and PD-590. Future additives will be included on the new list going forward. Ecolabel SGP- and HF- additive packages are still in filing.

See the Ecolabel LuSC page for more information and product listings.


New bio-based grease additive (V-4051)

Functional V-4051 is low treat liquid additive for improving water spray-off and mechanical stability of greases. This product is differentiated by its unique formulation which replaces all petroleum oils with bio-based diluent. V-4051 provides exceptional water spray-off improvement at treat rates as low as 1wt% in soap-based and calcium sulfonate greases while contributing no petroleum residue. This product is ideal for enhancing bio-based or environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) greases but V-4051 will also work in petroleum greases.

Read more on V-4051.

New naphthenic viscosity modifier (V-158FN)

Functional V-158FN is a 45 SSI OCP viscosity modifier formulated in a low viscosity naphthenic oil. This product uses a synergy of low temperature polymer and oil to provide excellent pour points and flow at low temperature even at ISO grades up to 10,000. V-158FN is ideal for wireline greases, oil/gas exploration, and mining where economic but high performance solutions are demanded.

Read more on V-158FN.

New ultra high MW tackifier (V-175)

Functional V-175 is a polyisobutylene (PIB) tackifier which uses an ultra high molecular weight grade of polymer to impart very high levels of tackiness in lubricants and greases with minimal treat. Stringiness and other viscoelastic effects (wetting, anti-mist, tack) are greatly improved with higher molecular weights. This product is ideal for textile lubricants, chain oils, and high speed single pass applications.

Read more on V-175.

Functional Products Inc. wins NLGI 2018 Development Author Award

Functional Products Inc. presented current research at 85th Annual NLGI grease conference in Coeur D’Alene Idaho. The topic was blending different viscosity index (VI) improver chemistries to obtain high performance at low cost and how the interaction of blended papers influences the VI and low temperature behavior.

The paper received the 2018 Development Author Award for “for the best paper presented at our Annual Meeting that focuses on formulation, development, and manufacture of finished greases.”