Posted January 22, 2024

Kano Laboratories Acquires Synco Chemical Corporation

Food-grade products complement Kano’s leading Kroil brand.

Kano Laboratories, maker of the iconic Kroil brand of lubricating penetrants, announced today the acquisition of Synco Chemical Corporation and its line of premium synthetic, food grade lubricants designed for industrial applications. Synco is nationally known for its best-selling Super Lube line of premium synthetic lubricants.

“Kano produces Kroil, the best penetrant on the market,” said Kano President Mark Klein. “Bringing Synco’s Super Lube line of greases and penetrants for industrial and food grade applications into our family of innovative industrial products is an exciting prospect for growth.”

“We strive to provide full solutions while fulfilling the evolving needs and unique challenges of our customers, and Synco helps us accomplish that goal,” said Klein. “The combination of our two companies will strengthen our product portfolio and drive significant value for our customers.”

Natalia Diaz, President of Synco, said, “We are very excited to partner with Kano and look forward to creating the most diverse product line of premium lubricating penetrants, greases and food grade lubricants available.”

Kano is owned by Gryphon Investors, a leading middle-market private equity firm.

About Kano Laboratories

Founded in 1939 and based in Nashville, Tennessee, Kano is a leading producer of iconic, Kroil-branded penetrating oils and lubricants for industrial maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO), and professional specialty trade markets. Kano has built a passionately loyal customer base around Kroil products, which are used by professionals and DIYers to loosen rusted, corroded, and frozen mechanical parts. For more information, visit