When fuel additives are blended, there is a process that takes place that means a lot to you in terms of value. The base products that do the work in a fuel additive are called “Active Ingredients”. These are chemical substances that may include things like:

  • Cetane Improvers
  • Anti-Foulants or Detergents
  • Thermal Stabilizers
  • Storage Stabilizers
  • Anti-Oxidants
  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Lubricity Improvers
  • Emulsifiers or Demulsifiers
  • Pour Point Depressants
  • Biocides

Based on what the additive blender is trying to achieve, some or all of these Active Ingredients are blended together and immersed in a solvent, which are normally petroleum based liquids or mineral oils.

Here is the big issue: believe it or not, some additives in the market contain as little as 3% active ingredients, while the handful of good products available contain 75% to 100% active ingredients.

So how can you tell good from not so good? Simple: the lighter in colour, the more solvent and the less active ingredients. This may not hold true when the main ingredient of the additive is an alcohol derivative.

All 4+ products contain high levels of active ingredients, and we always stick to the manufacturer’s recommendations on treatment rates as they are supplied in ppm (parts per million).

For 4+ users, this means:

  • Lower Treatment Costs - Because our products are so concentrated, they typically treat more fuel than others (just compare).
  • High concentration levels mean that we are able to offer true multi-functional products in one container (for example: 4+ Premium contains 8 active ingredients and 4+ Arctic contains 9).
  • Value for money - High concentration of active ingredients means that you are buying active ingredient not solvent.
  • Reduced shipping costs - We don’t have to ship as much product as the typical additive blender does and we pass the savings on to you.
  • Environmental Responsibility - Lower shipping costs translate into lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

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