TriboTEX Employs the Power of Nanotechnology to Improve the Efficiency of Old Vehicles

Press Release ( - SEATTLE - Feb 20, 2017 - An average age of vehicles on American roads is 11.6 years, and the segment of old vehicles is growing faster than any other categories. It leads to a number of problems including an increase in carbon dioxide emission due to engine’s excessive heating and low efficiency. One-third of the world energy output is lost due to friction. The majority of currently used lubricants are not efficient; they don’t last long and are not environmentally-friendly.

TriboTEX has come up with a solution which not only reduces friction – it repairs the damage and reverses engine wear. The innovation is based on adding synthetic anisotropic nanoparticles to lubricating oils to create a self-forming thick protective coating for engine’s internal components. Nanoparticles are flat and have two functionally different sides: Sticky to attach to the surface and reinforce it, and slippery to reduce friction. Their application results in 10 times reduction in friction, increased fuel efficiency, horsepower, lower maintenance costs, reduced engine noise and ultimately – increases the vehicle’s lifespan.

TriboTEX, the technology behind the company that was founded in 2010, has received more than a million dollars in research funding from the National Science Foundation,  NASA, U.S. Department of Energy, Hydropower Research Foundation, and won a number of prestigious science competitions.

“We’ve designed TriboTEX as a clean energy solution to help fight pollution while saving money on machinery repairs and replacement. Our technology is applicable to industrial equipment such as wind turbines as well as to the consumer market,” said the company’s CTO Dr. Pavlo Rudenko, Ph.D.

The inventors used the funds to complete the research and make the material for mass production. Now, they are running a crowdfunding campaign ( on Kickstarter to bring the product to the market. The campaign reached its goal on the first day and now, with more than three weeks to go, has more than 760 backers excited to receive the product with a significant discount.

TriboTEX will be available for sale this summer at $99. The Kickstarter backers have a unique opportunity to get it early (as soon as in March of 2017) for only $50. The application is fast and easy. It starts working on repairing the vehicle’s engine right away and lasts for 40,000 miles.

To learn more about TriboTEX, visit the project’s page on Kickstarter:

Contact the team by email: Carl Holder, Pavlo Rudenko, Ph.D., Or by phone: 509-339-3737

The company’s address: 1008 S East st. Colfax, WA


Source : TriboTEX

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