Castrol GTX ECO launch in India heralds new dawn of ‘eco’ engine oils
14 July2016 –Castrol, the global lubricants manufacturer, has launched the first ‘Eco’ product in its GTX range for cars; Castrol GTX ECO. Harnessing cutting edge technology formulated by Castrol’s scientists, Castrol GTX ECO provides the same protection that can help to extend engine life but by using re-refined oil, it delivers a 10% reduction* in CO2 when compared with standard Castrol GTX Diesel products.
Castrol GTX ECO uses an innovative base oil blend of 50% virgin oil and 50% re-refined oil. A rigorous re-refining process includes dewatering, defueling, demineralisation, vacuum distillation and distillate treatment. Castrol GTX additive technology is then used to fortify the oil to create a high performance product that can help to extend engine life but with 10% less CO2produced from the oil’s life cycle.
This carbon reduction was verified after rigorous testing, and analysis by the world’s leading sustainability consultants, ERM.
Kedar Apte, Head – Brand and Communications at Castrol India commented:
“Our team of experts has achieved what was previously thought impossible: to deliver significant CO2 reductionsfrom the oil’s life cycle, while providing the benefits of Castrol GTX Diesel, which helps to extend your engine life by providing 2 times better protection from soot problems**. By re-refining used oil and delivering it as a high-quality product, Castrol GTX ECO delivers CO2 reductions without compromising on engine performance or protection.”