11 March 2016
On their continuing quest to increase engine protection, the dedicated R&D team at Ryco has raised the bar again with the launch of their SYNTEC™ range high efficiency oil filters.
“We’re extremely excited about the launch of the SYNTEC™ range,” said George Dearden, GUD Automotive Chief Engineer. “… more importantly it has been designed specifically to match the longer service intervals of modern vehicles.” The fully synthetic construction means that all filters in Ryco’s SYNTEC™ range deliver an unmatched 15,000 kilometre service interval.
“Our team of experienced engineers worked hand-in-hand with the filtration media supplier to develop a high efficiency media designed to remove more dirt, keeping your engines cleaner for longer,” George explained. “As the market leader and filtration category innovators, we need to ensure that every new product we launch exceeds both our promises and our customer’s expectations,” George explained. “As a result we have invested heavily in testing equipment. We put the SYNTEC™ through a rigorous, multipass test in our world-class lab in Melbourne, and we’re happy to report it passed with flying colours.”
Like all Ryco filters, the SYNTEC™ has been engineered to exceed standard original equipment filters but what sets it apart is the use of ‘Nano Fibre’ media that has superior particle removal characteristics which allow it to withstand the harsh conditions arising from extended drain periods.
“The Nano Fibre technology that is a feature in the SYNTEC™ range also offers a very high initial efficiency that exceeds 99 per cent at 25 micron,” said George. “This is well above the filtration rates offered by standard filters while the low restriction to flow is beneficial at engine start up when cold.”
Manufactured using the most modern techniques, the highly efficient Nano Fibre Media provides a tightly woven synthetic media, with a dense tortuous path, designed to trap more dirt as oil moves through it, without increasing the pressure drop across the filter.
“High efficiency is best explained by comparing how good the filter is at removing harmful particles from the oil at a given particle size,” he said. “Conventional cellulous based oil filter media have a very low initial efficiency during the early stages of its life, this means more particles smaller than 25um are able to pass through the filter.
“In comparison 100 per cent synthetic media filters have a very high initial efficiency while maintaining a low restriction across the filter, this means the filter is removing more contaminants smaller than 25um from the oil,” added George.
The SYNTEC™ range includes 19 popular spin-on filters and one cartridge filter that, combined cover more than 10.9 million vehicles in the Australian car parc alone.
The part numbers are some of Ryco’s most recognisable filters - Z9 and Z89A for example now available in the SynTec range as Z9ST and Z89AST easily identified by the ‘ST’ suffix.
Ryco SynTec is available from your local Ryco stockist today.
Note: Ryco SynTec is not suitable for racing applications