Purolator debuts synthetic oil filter

Jan. 10, 2012

Purolator’s new Purolator Synthetic oil filter is custom-engineered to allow motorists to realize maximum benefits from synthetic motor oils.

“The key benefit of synthetic oils is chemistry that allows them to perform for extended periods of time,” says Chuck Kerrigan, Purolator’s director of marketing. “In order to take advantage of the extended life offered by synthetic oils, motorists need an oil filter that can capture and hold the tiny particulates that can accumulate over time. Now Purolator has introduced the Purolator Synthetic, an exciting new filter that incorporates fully synthetic media combined with a specially designed media support system and other component technological innovations for longevity that allows motorists to enjoy the full benefits of longer-life synthetic oils.”

The Purolator Synthetic filter utilizes 100% synthetic media with pleat support technology containing wire backing that is engineered for today’s high-tech engines. The result is a filter that has substantially more capacity than conventional oil filters. This allows the filter to capture and safely hold more contaminants generated over the extended life of synthetic oils without getting clogged, Kerrigan says.

At the same time, Purolator Synthetic features 99%‘efficiency, which means that it can capture and safely hold 99% of particulates 25 microns in size or larger. A micron is a millionth of a meter.

“It is this extraordinary combination of capacity and efficiency, along with design technology, that maintains the integrity of the media for extended periods of time,” says Kerrigan. “This makes Purolator Synthetic a 10,000-mile filter available for those motorists that are using synthetic motor oils in their vehicles.”