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2-Ethylhexanoic Acid for Automotive Industry

Take out the hats, scarves, warm coats and gloves, winter is here! While freezing temperatures, frost and snow overwhelm us, they also put our cars to the test. In addition to the bodywork and passenger compartment, mechanical components can also be severely impacted. One of the things we usually do during this period is to inject antifreeze into our vehicle. Well, by doing that, we may be using a BASF product!

Which BASF product is involved?

It’s the 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid which offers a long-life corrosion protection for all engine metals. It is used as a corrosion inhibitor in anti-freeze coolants.

Which customer in the Benelux uses this product?

Arteco, a developer and manufacturer of quality antifreeze coolants and heat transfer fluids for automotive and industrial applications in Belgium.

In which brands can you find this product?

Havoline XLC®, one of the customer brands.