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Gasoline Detergents

MidContinental Chemical has the latest generation of intake valve detergents (IVD), designed to meet current government regulations and performance needs for gasoline marketers. And our staff can help you maintain the required records related to the use of IVD additives. This includes developing a custom volumetric additive reconciliation (VAR), training on collection of this data and review of the data to assess compliance.

Since the minimum additive performance standards were first established by the EPA in 1995, most gasoline marketers have actually reduced the concentration level of detergent additive in their gasoline...by as much as 50%. As a result, the ability of a vehicle to maintain stringent TierĀ 2 emission standards have been hampered, leading to engine deposits which can have a big impact on in-use emissions and driver satisfaction.

Top Tier detergent gasoline is a recently established, new standard for gasoline performance. Four of the world's top automakers, BMW, General Motors, Honda and Toyota recognize that the current EPA minimum detergent requirements do not go far enough to ensure optimal engine performance.

If you would like to differentiate your gasoline products from your competitors, our regional representatives will gladly sit down with you to outline what is required, including determining the necessary treat rates and the most cost-effective chemistry to achieve Top Tier status for your gasoline products.