The Lubricants Division is one of nine Z&S global business segments, focused on high performance technology for industrial, automotive, aviation and marine 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, turbine oils, 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 aviation 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.

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