Functional Products

FUNCTIONAL EPO (V-731 and V-731)

FUNCTIONAL V-731 and V-732 are new entries to the V-700 series of shear stable polyolefins. These ethylene-propylene oligomers (“EPO”) are low molecular weight copolymers of ethylene and propylene designed for high performance, low volatility applications in synthetic gear, hydraulic, and grease. EPOs are extremely versatile due to their high thickening efficiencies, negligible sensitivity to shearing, and ability to flow at low temperatures.

FUNCTIONAL V-731 and V-732 are now available – read more in the High Viscosity Synthetic Base Stock portfolio. European Ecolabel and NSF HX-1 certifications are pending.

Hiring – Sales Agent for Canada (Toronto area)

Functional Products is growing.  We have doubled our manufacturing facility in 2020 and invested in a full line lab for lubricant additives. 

Functional Products seeks an independent Agent located in the Toronto market area to represent our line in Canada.   You will work on existing accounts with our distributor and develop new accounts for our lubricant additives. The part time work schedule is very flexible and Functional will support you with extensive product training and its fully equipped lab to support customer’s technical developments.

Compensation is a retainer and a commission for increased sales.

Requirements- Very solid existing relationships with the technical and purchasing personnel at lubricant customers including major oil companies and smaller regional firms.


High Viscosity Synthetic Base Stock – FUNCTIONAL V-705

FUNCTIONAL V-705 is a unique ISO 37000 polyolefin base stock for exceptional shear stability (0% SSI by D6278, <5% SSI by KRL), low temperature fluidity, and additive compatibility in a wide range of mineral oil, PAO, and eco-friendly formulations.

FUNCTIONAL V-705 enables low cost Group III formulations competitive in performance and cost to full PAO or PMA/PAO formulations in 75W automotive gear oils.

Key benefits:

  • Formulate automotive gear oils at the 75W140 level without PAO or ester resulting in a 20-40% formulation savings. Exceeds Brookfield Viscosity low temperature performance.
  • Formulate multi-grade hydraulic fluids that are extremely shear stable and with excellent low temperature properties. Mil-Spec. 5606 HF (MIL-PRF-5606H)Formulation high VI HF products with superior performance.
  • Replacement for polybutenes, mPAOs, EPOs while providing greater additive compatibility
  • Excellent shear stable viscosity booster for grease

Water based Polymers and Additives

Water based lubricants represent a growing market niche because of water’s unique properties, lower cost as a diluent,  and the  reduced environmental impact when compared to oil based lubricants. Your technical team may find it a worthwhile investigation. Building viscosity in water presents obvious challenges due to polymer compatibility in aqueous systems.  Functional Products Inc. offers a full line of tackifiers and viscosity modifiers for water based lubricants.   Functional Product’s Technical Director Dr. Erik Willett recently presented in a  paper on the technical mechanism of polymers and water.

Read the conference paper here:  Water Soluble Polymers for Industrial Lubrication

Remote Training Seminars and Workshops

As a result of Covid-19, Functional Products has developed numerous technical training seminars for remote use, which can either be delivered in webinar or PDF through Zoom, Webex, Skype, or any enterprise conference software.  Topics covered include these broad lubricant topics:  tackifiers, gear oils, hydraulic fluids, biobased additives, polymer for grease, and food grade additives. Topics are arranged to cover both the additives and the fully formulated lubricant/application.

Contact us to pick your topics and schedule a training session at your convenience.

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.