Synthetic base stocks for gear oils

Close-up of very complex gear assembly with some lubricant visible on the sprockets

When gear applications call for very low or high temperatures, extremely high loads, extraordinary ambient conditions or special requirements such as low flammability, it’s time to consider synthetic base stocks. The advantages of synthetic lubricating oils may include:

  • Improved thermal and oxidation resistance
  • Improved viscosity-temperature performance
  • Improved low-temperature properties
  • Lower evaporation losses
  • Reduced flammability
  • Improved lubricity
  • Lower tendency to form residues

Typically, SpectraSyn™ PAO-based industrial gear lubricants are formulated with Esterex™ esters for additive solubility, improved seal compatibility and sludge control.

For additional potential performance benefits such as improved overall wear protection and oxidative stability, rely on SpectraSyn™ PAO in conjunction with SpectraSyn Elite™ mPAO and Synesstic™ AN (Alkylated Naphthalene) Blendstocks .

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