Lubrizol Announces GM Dexos1(TM) : 2015 Approvals

CLEVELAND - The Lubrizol Corporation announces Lubrizol PV1205 has been approved for use in GM dexos1™: 2015 lubricant formulations.  Initial approvals have been granted for two formulations utilizing the advanced new Lubrizol PV1205 technology.  These formulations represent the first paired 5W-30 and 0W-20 GM dexos1: 2015 approvals in broadly available SK Yubase Group III base oil, and offers oil marketers flexibility in manufacturing.

Lubrizol PV1205 meets both GM dexos1: 2015 requirements and ILSAC GF-5, important specifications used in the global passenger car motor oil market. "We've leveraged some of our latest technologies to reach this milestone, and we can now offer our customers a solution that works with widely available base oils," said Martin Birze, Lubrizol regional business manager. "Our goal is to make commercialization of GM dexos1: 2015 fluids more achievable for our customers."

GM dexos1: 2015 certified lubricants must meet several increased performance requirements, including stochastic pre-ignition (SPI) prevention, increased fuel economy and turbocharger protection. These performance requirements reflect the needs of modern, efficient engine hardware, and in meeting them, lubricant formulation and additive technology selected must be more advanced than ever before.  Additionally, Lubrizol is continuing to expand formulation availability for additional base oils, better enabling oil marketers to meet GM dexos1: 2015 performance through a multitude of formulation approaches.

For more information about Lubrizol PV1205, and for more about Lubrizol additives can better enable GM dexos1: 2015 formulations, visit or

About The Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. It produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions. Our products for the oilfield market include technologies for exploration, production and transportation.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2015 were $7 billion. For more information, visit

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