History of firsts

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Take a journey with us through the many decades of fuel additives we've spearheaded, all dedicated to making engines run cleaner and more efficiently.

1930s

1935

World's first diesel fuel additive

1936 

First on the west coast to market climate-tailored gasoline

1950s - 70s

1954

First (gasoline carburetor) detergent additive

1960

First in the world to market gasoline containing tetramethyl lead antiknock compound

 

1967

Air-O-Zone HD Extended Detergent Additive 
(polybutene amine)

1970

Gasoline Deposit Control Additive (polybutene amine)

1980s - 90s

1980

Introduced deposit control additive polyether amine for unleaded gasoline

1981

Launch bottle Techron Concentrate

1985

Name changed to Techroline

1995

Techron® performance enhancements for better intake valve deposit cleaning

2000s

2004

Chevron gasoline with TECHRON® was the first retail gasoline to meet the Top Tier standards in the US

2005

Techron Concentrate Plus Fuel System Cleaner launched

2010s

2015

Techron Fuel Injector Cleaner launched

2017

Techron D Concentrate Diesel Fuel System Cleaner launched

2018

Techron Protection Plus Marine Fuel System Treatment and Techron Protection Plus Powersports & Small Engine Fuel System Treatment launched

2019

Techron High Mileage Fuel System Cleaner launched