Clinton, MO -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/15/2012 -- Zinc dialkyldithiophosphates or ZDDP's may be the most well known oil additives found in any lubricating oil. In much the same way that aspirin cures many ailments, ZDDP's provide many benefits to lubricating oils, especially engine oils.
This class of additives delivers the anti-wear film necessary to protect metal parts under mixed lubrication where metal-to metal contact can occur. They function by adhering to the metal in the engine and are activated as metal-to-metal contact causes temperatures and pressures to rise. The result is a smooth, glass-like surface that provides excellent protection of metal components.
ZDDP's are also excellent anti-oxidants and work synergistically with hindered phenolic and other anti-oxidants found in engine oils. They can work by decomposing peroxides or by cleaning up free-radicals.
Both of these properties, along with their stability are dependent on many factors, and all ZDDP's are not created equal. Different structures activate at differing temperatures and pressures, some are more stable than others.
It is important that engine oils protect engines in all three lubricant situations – boundary, mixed, and fill-film. This is why it is important to have extreme-pressure agents like molybdenum, and multiple ZDDP's that protect against scuffing through the entire spectrum of pressures and temperatures that an engine may experience.
Champion engine oils contain a cocktail of anti-wear additives that protect your engine under ALL conditions and are more stable to heat and water than oils with only one type of ZDDP anti-wear additive.
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Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 55 years. Champion Brands, LLC produces and blends over 300 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, racing, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Racing & Performance Lubricants contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-885-8151. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://ChampionsUseChampion.com.