Nye Lubricants

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Nye Lubricants, Inc.
Nye Lubricants, Inc Headquarters
Products:Synthetic Lubricants
Number of Employees:About 130
Official Website:Official Website

Nye Lubricants, Inc. is a manufacturer of industrial lubricants. It formulates, manufactures, and sells synthetic lubricants, thermal coupling compounds, index-matching optical gels and fluids. Nye supplies the automotive, computer printer, disc drive, mobile appliance, aerospace, defense and HB-LED OEM markets. The company also manufactures industrial maintenance lubricants for incidental food contact, high temperature and other extreme environments.[1]


Nye traces its origins to 1844 in New Bedford, Massachusetts.[1] As the whaling industry's center, New Bedford proved a hot spot to start an oil and lubricant company. The company was founded by William Foster Nye.

William Foster Nye's company[2] is still in business today. Nye Lubricants, Inc. is now owned by its third set of owners and has its headquarters in William Nye's hometown of Fairhaven, Massachusetts.[3]


Nye's products are based on a range of synthetic chemistries, including polyalphaolefins, esters, glycols, polyphenylethers, silicones, alkylated naphthalenes, and all commercially available perfluoropolyethers(PFPE). Nye is also the exclusive global reseller of Pennzane multiplyalkylated cyclopentane fluids, oils and greases.[1]

Trade association memberships[edit]

Nye is a corporate member of the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI), the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), and the European Lubricating Grease Institute (ELGI).[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Nye Lubricants - Technology in Motion". Nyelubricants.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-14. Retrieved 2018-02-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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