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Afton Chemical Corporation Headquarters, Richmond, VA USA (Photo: Business Wire)

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Afton Chemical announced a new gasoline additive developed to clean and prevent deposits in Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) engines. With car and truck manufacturers rapidly embracing DIG technology, the additive will be a robust remedy for an imminent problem. Our new technology keeps DIG injectors clean and it also offers our customers industry leading LAC and TOP TIER™ treat rates.

Afton Chemical Corporation Headquarters, Richmond, VA USA (Photo: Business Wire)

Afton Chemical Corporation Headquarters, Richmond, VA USA (Photo: Business Wire)

According to Dave DiBerto, Global Fuels Business Manager for Afton, “DIG engines can be prone to performance-robbing deposits that form in fuel injectors.” DiBerto said, “In a DIG engine, the fuel injector is located directly in the combustion chamber. This is intended to improve fuel economy and power, but the thermally-harsh environment can cause deposits that clog fuel injection ports and actually reduce performance.”

Direct injection technology evolved in response to regulations around lower exhaust emission and fuel economy standards. Traditional port fuel injectors form deposits similar to DIG injectors; however deposit formation tends to be less rapid because they are located in a cooler part of the engine, upstream of the intake valve.

DiBerto explained, “Afton has been testing DIG technology for many years before it became a significant presence in the market. The number of new cars with DIG technology continues to increase making it the right time to introduce our solution to the industry.”

Afton’s patented gasoline additive, specifically formulated for DIG engines, dramatically reduces injector deposits. Ongoing use also helps keep injectors clean. Afton’s new technology not only provides these benefits in DIG engines, it also delivers exceptional performance in conventional port fuel injection systems.

Afton Chemical Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NewMarket Corporation (NYSE:NEU). Afton Chemical develops and manufactures petroleum additives that boost the performance of fuels and lubricating oils to achieve increased efficiency, power and durability in machinery, vehicles, and other equipment. From custom-formulated chemical blends to market-general additive components, Afton Chemical technology helps fuels burn cleaner and more efficiently, engines run smoother, and machines last longer. For more information on Afton Chemical and its product offerings, visit us at

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