18 juin 2015

Keeping downsized engines cool

  • New engine coolant Glysantin® G64® debuts at
    Volvo Car’s fleet

As of June 2015 Sweden’s Volvo Car Corporation will be introducing Glysantin®’s new engine coolant innovation to its global fleet. With Glysantin® G64®, BASF, the world’s leading chemical company now offers a new design of engine coolant. Product development was specifically targeted towards the requirements of the global automotive industry’s most modern engine systems. Sweden’s premium vehicle manufacturer is now introducing the new technology as a first user.

Downsizing of engines has been a major development driver for the industry for many years. Smaller engines, however, demand highest standards when it comes to the right engine coolant and the robustness of the system. Glysantin® G64® provides the renowned Glysantin® corrosion inhibition and is compatible with heat flows in a downsized high-powered engine. With an improved thermal stability, Glysantin® G64® demonstrates an excellent heat transfer in the cooling system and fully meets the technical requirements of modern high performance engines. The outstanding technical performance of the product reduces the required system maintenance and at the same time extends the lifetime of the engine system.

“Reducing emissions and, improving fuel economy are a key challenge of the 21st century,” states Michael Fleiss, Head of Powertrain Development at Volvo Cars. “Our engine development has consistently been driven towards this goal. In consequence, we were among the first manufacturers to broadly introduce downsizing technology to our entire fleet. With BASF’s new engine coolant we are taking a consequent step to match our engines with the ideal coolant product. In addition to technical performance, environmental concern, one of Volvo’s core values, has contributed to choose Glysantin® G64® from BASF.”

“Glysantin® G64® is our answer to the changes in engine technology,” adds Martin Widmann, Senior Vice President of BASF’s global business unit Fuel and Lubricant Solutions. “With the new product we have the right solution for further advancements in engine technology.”

Glysantin® – Der Schutz-Garant
The products in the Glysantin® range reliably protect engines all year round from corrosion, overheating and frost, even under extreme climatic conditions. BASF first patented Glysantin® in 1929, and the coolants from Ludwigshafen have been very popular with motorists ever since. The proprietary products have the most OEM approvals from the large motor manufacturers. BASF works in cooperation with the leading automobile suppliers worldwide to ensure that the Glysantin® range always fulfils the latest demands. The high-performance engine coolants from BASF are suitable for use in all motor vehicles.

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About BASF
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at


Dernière mise à jour 18 juin 2015