The Lubricants Division is one of eight Z&S global business segments, focused on high performance technology for industrial, automotive, marine and dielectric applications. We serve the interests of our customers with tailor-made solutions meeting the highest standards of quality, safety, efficiency and environmental awareness.

Zschimmer & Schwarz Chemie GmbH is an innovative and responsible specialty chemical group with 28 companies in 16 countries on five continents. Z&S is a family business connected to the past yet committed to the future: the company is managed in the best interests of our tradition, philosophy and our stakeholders.

We create synthetic lubricant components for hydraulic fluids, gear oils, compressor oils, engine oils, metalworking fluids, dielectric fluids and grease. Z&S specializes in eco-friendly and worker safe synthetic ester base stocks and components for industrial lubricants including H1 food grade lubricants, EcoLabel lubricants (EAL), fire-resistant hydraulic fluids, gear oils, and oven chain lubricants. We offer a broad line of tailor-made diester, polyol ester, complex ester, aromatic ester and polymeric ester components to meet the specific needs of our customers. Our metalworking additives protect metal surfaces, reduce friction and wear, improve extreme pressure (EP) performance, and act as chelating agents, emulsifiers and friction modifiers.


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We strive to develop synthetic ester base stocks and metalworking additives that offer enhanced lubricity and wear protection for optimum equipment performance and longer tool life. The inherent high viscosity index and broad operating viscosity range of our synthetic esters provide natural lubricating efficiency in industrial, automotive, marine and dielectric applications.


When a lubricant application demands products that are food grade, fire-resistant, eco-safe or worker friendly, Z&S synthetic ester base stocks and multifunctional additives provide the dependable protection that is required. Our products have favorable eco-toxicity profiles, low volatility and high flash/fire points making them the reliable choice for severe operating environments.


Z&S offers a wide variety of products with eco-friendly profiles based on sustainable and renewable raw materials. We are proud to offer an extensive selection of bio-based, biodegradable products meeting the highest industry standards (Ecolabel, LuSC, Blue Angel, VGP, VIDA, USDA BioPreferred) for long life in environmentally sensitive applications.

Zschimmer & Schwarz continues to commit to supporting the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. We recognize our responsibility to contribute our share to a sustainable and socially responsible chemical industry.


As part of our commitment to society, our people and the environment, Zschimmer & Schwarz, Inc. is proud to be rated as a leader in ESG performance by EcoVadis. The EcoVadis medal validates the ESG performance of Zschimmer & Schwarz, Inc. in the specialty chemical industry and recognizes its commitment to sustainable business practices.

The goal of EcoVadis is to measure the quality of corporate governance in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) observing its policies, actions, and results. The method is based on internationally recognized standards such as the GRI (Global Rating Initiative), the UNGC (United Nations Global Compact) and ISO 26000. The evaluation examines 21 aspects in the areas of environment, work and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

We are proud members of the following organizations.


Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers


Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association


National Association of Lubricating Grease Manufacturers, Inc