|Product type||Fuel additives|
|Produced by||Chevron Corporation|
Techron is a patented fuel additive developed by Chevron Corporation and sold in its fuel operations (including Texaco and Caltex). It contains a polyether amine-based detergent, which is purported to dissolve deposits in automotive engines and prevent them from building up. Chevron released Techron as an additive in 1981, and began including it in all of their gasoline products in 1995. It is still available as a concentrate today.
The Chevron Cars debuted in 1995 and were used to advertise the additive.
- Distillates, hydrotreated light at 40-70% weight
- Stoddard solvent at 15-40% weight
- Solvent naphtha (petroleum), light aromatic at 5-10% weight
- 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene at 1-5% weight
- Polyetheramine (PEA) (detergent), polyether amines at 20-49% weight
- The History of Techron, 2010, Chevron.com
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- "Material Safety Data Sheet". Chevron. 2011. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014.
- Salpukas, Agis (2 March 1994). "Science and Marketing Mix in Gasoline". New York Times. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
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- Official website
- Motor Gasolines Technical Review on Chevron website (2009)
- Chevron Unveils New Gasolines With "Techron" at Chevron Press Release Archives (15 May 1995)
- Chevron Techron® Concentrate Plus Fuel System Cleaner on Chevron website (archived 17 Oct 2006)