Caltex® Launches its Proven Techron® Technology in a Concentrate Form for the First Time in Southeast Asia

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Caltex® Launches its Proven Techron® Technology in a Concentrate Form for the First Time in Southeast Asia

June 22, 2014

Caltex’s new Techron Concentrate Plus fuel system cleaner offers motorists the perfect detox solution providing a quick deep-clean for proven performance in just one tankful.

 

SINGAPORE, 28 May 2014 – Caltex Singapore is announcing the launch of its patented Techron Concentrate Plus (TCP) fuel system cleaner in Singapore.

For the first time in Southeast Asia, motorists will now have an additional avenue to enjoy the benefits of Caltex’s patented Techron technology, a scientifically proven formula to clean vehicle engines running on petrol, ensuring optimal performance for motorists, in concentrated bottle form.

TCP is an effective and easy-to-use solution. Through its uniquely designed packaging, motorists are able to conveniently add a bottle of TCP into their vehicle’s empty tank before their next fill up. In just one tankful, it cleans engine deposits and protects the entire fuel system, restores lost power and performance, and helps reduce emissions while maximising fuel economy. With repeated use, TCP is also able to clean and protect fuel system sensors from sulfuric buildup, which can cause faulty fuel gauge readings over time.

“Your vehicle engine is prone to accumulating dirt and carbon deposits over time without care. Caltex’s Techron technology is the perfect detox for your car engine. You can now deep-clean your engine -in just one tankful.  The launch of TCP in Singapore offers our customers more options to enjoy their journey better,” commented Lennard Kwek, Asia Pacific Marketing Manager, Chevron Lubricants.

Caltex’s Boroscope Tests in Thailand
Caltex had conducted a boroscope test in Thailand in 2013, examining the effectiveness of TCP in the Southeast Asian market. The test had revealed the harmful effects that lower quality petrol have on motor engines, while highlighting the cleaning proposition of Caltex’s Techron Technology as the ideal solution for motorists. The boroscope test utilized a specially designed camera to examine the interior of a vehicle’s fuel system to inspect the cleanliness of critical engine parts.

Using a Karl Storz Endoscope (boroscope), Chevron engineers took photos of intake valves and ports (via fuel injector hole) and rated them using a Co-operative Research Council (CRC) Intake Valve Deposit (IVD) rating system, where a score out of 10 was assigned, with 10 denoting a perfectly clean valve. Photos were also taken of piston tops (via spark plug hole) to visually assess combustion chamber deposits (CCDs).

Techron has been proven to be efficient at keeping intake valves cleaner based on the boroscope tests conducted on a total of 232 valves from 30 vehicles tested in Thailand. Tests conducted on four 2008 Japanese sedans, had revealed an average score of 8.1 out of 10 prior to using TCP. After using TCP, these four cars achieved an average score of 9.9 out of 10.  Similar results on other models also revealed that vehicles using TCP had performed very well in keeping fuel systems clean, proving the product’s effectiveness in offering a deep-clean solution in just one tankful.

Caltex’s Techron Technology
Backed by over 30 years of research and development, Caltex has a strong heritage in pioneering the clean proposition for vehicles. Techron contains a unique ingredient, polyetheramine which has been designed to clean fuel system deposits and prevent them from re-forming.

Lower quality fuels can leave harmful deposits in the motor engine that accumulate over time, causing the vehicle to stumble during acceleration, knock or lose power, especially for older vehicles. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has published that as of April 2014, more than 80 percent of Singaporean vehicles are about four years or older. These older vehicles may be more susceptible to deposit buildup. However, with TCP, motorists are now able to counter-act these deficits and may immediately feel an improvement in their vehicle power and drivability, with just one bottle.

TCP allows motorists to enjoy the benefits of Techron in a portable bottle, and never have to be without the cleaning power of Techron, even when they are unable to locate a Caltex service station.

Techron is available in all Caltex petrol grades and in TCP. TCP will be sold at all 27 Caltex petrol stations and retails at $21.80. As part of its promotional launch, TCP will be available at $17.50 from now until 30 June 2014. For more information on Caltex and its products, visit http://www.caltex.com/sg.

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