With the new asset acquisition of ACT, you will have access to a more comprehensive portfolio of hydraulic and turbine fluids designed to provide outstanding performance and protection in extreme operating conditions. The extensive portfolio will also include an extended range of compressors, gear oils, greases, biodegradable lubricants, and water-glycols.

For more than 40 years, American Chemical Technologies has been supplying game-changing, PAG-based fluids, water-glycols, other premium synthetic industrial lubricants, and value-adding technical services. In December 2019, ACT assets, intellectual property, technology, products, and manufacturing facilities in Fowlerville, Michigan, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, became part of Shell and its wider business.

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At the heart of the portfolio are PAG-based synthetic lubricants, which help provide excellent equipment protection, reduce the impact on the environment, and support more profitable and sustainable operations.

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The products meet stringent industry standards and are produced in modern ISO-9001-registered facilities. Their favorable health, safety, and environmental profiles can help you meet government regulatory requirements.

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The highly-specialized lubricants include fire-resistant hydraulic fluids for use in demanding high-temperature environments, turbine fluids for large power-generation gas turbines, and other synthetic products.

Stronger Together

Stronger Together

We want to reassure legacy ACT customers/new Shell customers that many of the same knowledgeable and customer-focused people are continuing to deliver the same leading-edge products and services. But now these dedicated people are backed by Shell, the number-one global lubricants supplier. *

For existing Shell customers, this portfolio has expanded to deliver an integrated offer, giving you the benefits of using PAG-technology in your equipment and operations.

Read the Press Release.

*Source: Kline & Company 2018.


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Shell EcoSafe Hydraulic Fluids are synthetic formulations designed for use in industrial and mobile equipment. Their advanced fluid technology enhances performance while lowering operational costs and reducing environmental impact.

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Shell EcoSafe Turbine Fluids are designed to provide outstanding performance in tough conditions. They offer enhanced equipment protection, longer fluid life, and excellent varnish control.


WEBINAR - Evolution of PAGs: Providing Chemical Solutions to Chemical Problems

PAGs are quickly becoming the lubricants of choice for critical equipment in manufacturing sites. Learn more about our new portfolio of PAG-based lubricants and how to use them to improve your manufacturing plant’s reliability in this free, on-demand webcast.

Shell Lubricants expands product portfolio, capabilities with ACT asset purchase

HOUSTON, TX – [December 19, 2019] – Pennzoil-Quaker State Company dba SOPUS Products, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company that comprises Shell’s US lubricants business, announced today that it has purchased the assets of American Chemical Technologies, Inc. (ACT).


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