History of Firsts
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.
World's first diesel fuel additive
First on the west coast to market climate-tailored gasoline
1950s - 70s
First (gasoline carburetor) detergent additive
First in world to market gasoline containing tetramethyl lead anti-knock compound
First to introduce polybutene amine gasoline deposit control additive
1980s - 90s
Introduced deposit control additive polyether amine for unleaded gasoline
Launch bottle Techron Concentrate
Name changed to Techroline
Techron® performance enhancements for better intake valve deposit cleaning
Chevron with Techron® designated TOP TIER™ detergent gasoline
Launch of Techron® Concentrate Plus Complete Fuel System Cleaner
Techron® Concentrate Plus develops enhanced formula. Techron® Fuel Injector Cleaner launches.
Launch of Techron® Diesel Fuel System Cleaner for diesel engines.
Launch of Techron® Protection Plus Powersports & Small Engine Fuel System Treatment and Techron® Protection Plus Marine Fuel System Treatment