Nye Lubricants, Inc., is a privately held, employee-owned company with 140 employees and 28 International Channel Partners on six continents. They formulate, manufacture, market and sell high-quality synthetic lubricants, thermal coupling compounds, and index-matching optical gels. Their product development process is focused on the customers’ performance specifications and cost and warranty requirements. Nye services a broad range of industries, with a concentration of their business in the automotive, in-vacuum manufacturing, computer printer, disc drive, appliance, aerospace, defense, medical device and photonics markets. They also manufacture industrial maintenance lubricants for incidental food contact, high temperature and other extreme environments. All Nye products are carefully engineered materials, formulated for a specific application and typically developed in consultation with a customer’s engineering department.
Founded in 1844, Nye’s history is one of continual adaptation to market needs. From the Industrial Revolution to the Information Age, Nye has enabled and improved breakthrough products and critical new technologies. Among Nye’s many customers, they serve the Top 25 global automotive parts suppliers, the world’s largest aerospace and defense contractors, name-brand appliance and power tool companies, manufacturers of 60 percent of the world’s computer printers, and three of the Top Five HB-LED manufacturers. Nye’s lubricants, thermal compounds, and optical gels add value to thousands of products around the globe.
Nye seeks long-term partnerships with innovative companies that benefit from high-quality synthetic lubricants, thermal compounds and optical gels. These partnerships enrich their employees, expand their product line, and create value for their customers.
Nye is committed to mutual respect; products and services that meet the highest quality standards; a workplace that is safe for employees and the environment; the continuous pursuit of technical excellence; creativity and innovation as paths to excellence; personal initiative and empowerment to achieve company goals. Nye supports these values in their communities by regularly contributing to arts, ecological, historical and charitable organizations.
The Nye family of brands includes the following trademarks and registered service marks: Nye®, NyeBar®, NyeClean®, NyeCorr®, NyeFilm®, Nye Fluorocarbon Gel™, NyeTact®, NyeTorr®, Nye Ultrafiltered®, NyeVac®, NyoGel®, NyOil®, NyoSil™, Rheolube™, Rheoplex™, Rheosil™, Rheotemp™, SmartGel® and UniFlor™.
Nye’s products are based on a full range of synthetic chemistries, including polyalphaolefins, esters, glycols, polyphenylethers, silicones, alkylated naphthalenes, and all four types of perfluoropolyethers (PFPE). Through an agreement with Shell Global Solutions, Nye is also the exclusive global reseller of Pennzane® multiplyalkylated cyclopentane fluids
Research and Development
Tribologists, chemists, mechanical, electrical, chemical and optical engineers all bring their expertise to Nye’s product development efforts. They partner with raw material suppliers to test new fluids, additives, thickeners and formulation methods. They work closely with customers and routinely enter into Non-Disclosure and Joint Development Agreements. They also seek out relationships with universities, research consortiums, and engineering departments at some of the world’s most innovative companies to continually improve their technical knowledge and services.