Castrol launches its new TLX range


The new TLX formulation offers high-performing, resilient, marine engine oils suitable for all fuel types designed to withstand extreme oil conditions
Pangbourne, UK,: Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands, has launched its refreshed Castrol TLX product range to cater to medium speed four-stroke engines. The reformulated product range will replace Castrol TLX Xtra and TLX Plus fluids and is designed to meet a broader range of engine types and applications, while continuing to deliver excellent engine protection, reliability, and performance.

The Castrol TLX range has been developed keeping in mind customers’ present and possible future needs. In particular, the range is designed for use with existing fuel types, including residual fuels, Heavy Sulphur Fuel Oil (HSFO), Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO), Ultra Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (ULSFO), and dual fuel engines operating on residual fuel and gas. It is also suitable for vessels switching fuels and trading in and out of Emissions Control Areas and part-time Emissions Control Areas.

The new product range has been tested* under extreme conditions and was found to perform well even while operating with high sulphur fuel, low lubricant oil consumption and a small sump size. The Castrol TLX range performs in these challenging conditions by removing contamination, oil sludge and water during purification and filtration, helping keep the oil in optimum condition and protecting the engine from corrosion and wear, ensuring excellent performance and proven engine cleanliness.*

Castrol launched its new TLX range after undertaking 16,461 hours of testing and field trials to achieve major OEM approvals. Castrol TLX also meets the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) regulatory requirement.

Lubricants are a lever of change as the industry strives to meet multi-tiered and complex regulations, an increased focus on health and safety, mounting demand for reduced downtime and increasing engine performance amid new fuel and engine technology” said Eda Gökay, Global Marine and Energy Marketing Manager at Castrol. Adding further, she said, “Our TLX product range is developed to help our customers better manage the resilience component in their businesses with a focus on overall optimum, efficient and long-term business impacts. The new TLX delivers cost-competitive solutions, robust and resilient performance, and operational efficiency, while meeting MARPOL regulatory requirement and approvals from leading OEMs including MAN and Wärtsilä.

In its history of 125 years of operations, Castrol has always looked at improving its products and services in line with changing market needs and the evolving context within the marine sector.Eda added: “Our TLX product range meets a diverse range of customer demands as it operates with a range of existing and emerging fuel types and technologies. By reformulating this product, we are able to offer a more rebalanced portfolio that offers excellent engine protection expected from Castrol.

The new Castrol TLX range will be available from April 2024 in Asia and Europe, followed by North America and then the rest of the world. As with all Castrol products, the new TLX range will be supported by the Castrol team, with hands-on support as well as expert technical services. This includes Castrol’s condition-based monitoring services, such as its LabCheck used oil analysis (UOA), which enables customers to measure and optimise asset and vessel performance.

About Castrol
Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands, has a proud heritage of innovation and fuelling the dreams of pioneers. Our passion for performance, combined with a philosophy of working in partnership, has enabled Castrol to develop lubricants and greases that have been at the heart of numerous technological feats on land, air, sea, and space for over 125 years.  
Today, Castrol is focusing on sustainability through its PATH360 strategy that sets out aims to help save waste, reduce carbon, and improve lives.
Castrol is part of the bp group and serves customers and consumers in the automotive, marine, industrial and energy sectors. Our branded products are recognized globally for innovation and high performance through our commitment to premium quality and cutting-edge technology.  

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