Summit Industrial Products

Why Go Synthetic?

Why Go Synthetic?

Unlike petroleum oils, which are complex mixtures of naturally occurring hydrocarbons, synthetic base fluids are man-made petrochemicals with performance-enhancing additives that have predictable and desirable properties. We have discovered how to rearrange molecules to develop unique lubricants for specific applications, giving synthetics significant advantages versus their petroleum-based competitors.

While there are many great reasons to use synthetic lubricants over traditional petroleum-based products, considerable cost savings is at the top of the list.

Here are some of the economic benefits provided by synthetics:

1.    Increased service life of the lubricant (typically four to eight times longer than petroleum products)

2.    Less lubricant consumption due to lower volatility

3.    Reduced deposit formation as a result of excellent thermal and oxidative stability

4.    Increased wear protection resulting in longer machinery life and less frequent maintenance and repairs

5.    Reduced energy consumption thanks to increased lubricating efficiency

6.    Improved cold weather flow properties, eliminating the expense of heat tracing oil lines

7.    Reduced fire hazard resulting in safer environments and possibly lower insurance premiums

8.    Higher productivity, lower manufacturing costs and less downtime

9.    Reduced costs for used oil disposal

Summit has been manufacturing premium synthetic lubricants for over 30 years. We have some of the best products in the market, and our service team and sales professionals provide unmatched support to make sure our customers are using the best possible lubricants for their specific applications. If you’d like more detailed information on the new, cost-effective synthetic lubricants for the 21st century, please contact Summit today. We are glad to help in any way.


ISO 9001

Summit first received its ISO 9001 certification in January of 1996, demonstrating a commitment to quality assurance and performance monitoring. ISO 9001 certification is an international quality standard that addresses a comprehensive list of business elements, including management responsibility, order processing, purchasing, process control, traceability, handling of non-conforming product, and internal auditing. Our present ISO 9001 certification is proof of our continuing quality commitment to our customers.


ISO 14001

Summit is committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities where we work and live. We recognize that through integrating sound environmental health, and safety management practices into all aspects of our business ... we can offer innovative products and services while conserving and enhancing resources for future generations.


NSF ISO 21469

ISO 21469 specifies hygiene requirements for the formulation, manufacture, use and handling of lubricants, which may come into contact with products during manufacturing or processing. The international standard applies to lubricants intended for use in food production, as well as cosmetic, pharmaceutical and animal feed industries. NSF ISO 21469 Certification by an independent, third party provides Summit with a means to obtain international acceptance for their products. 

You can see a list of Summit’s ISO 21469 certified products by clicking here.