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Synthetic base stocks  

Lubricant formulation is more challenging than ever – tighter deadlines, changing requirements and relentless demand for innovation. Count on us to help you innovate confidently and grow your business through: 

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    Supply reliability

    Through a global footprint that includes four manufacturing centers, we provide supply capability as well as technical and customer support in all regions.

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    Market overview

    Learn how the use of synthetic lubricants in light- and heavy-duty vehicles and in industrial applications is increasing.

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    Formulating electric vehicle fluids and lubricants

    Tests show that synthetic base oils can boost performance in electric vehicle fluid formulations.

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    Synthetic lubricant base stocks formulation guide

    Formulators are asked for more sophisticated advanced lubricants every day. This guide can provide you with a head start.

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    Energy forecast

    Read the latest ExxonMobil Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040 for our long-term global view of energy demand and supply.

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    Synthetics technical video series

    Learn about the technical properties of synthetic base stocks with our informative video series.

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    Synovation video series

    Learn more about lubrication to better protect your equipment and boost productivity by watching our short, lively Synovation videos.

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    Make the Grade video series

    Discover how synthetic base stocks can help your lubricant formulations meet the changing demands of today's marketplace.

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    The People Behind You video series

    Meet the people who support your efforts to make innovative lubricants.

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  • SpectraSyn™ MaX PAO

    Next-generation low-viscosity, low-volatility base stock designed to provide fuel economy, energy efficiency and long drain intervals.

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    SpectraSyn Elite™ mPAO

    High-viscosity metallocene polyalphaolefin base stock provides high performance at a wide temperature range and exceptional low-temperature properties.

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    SpectraSyn™ Hi Vis PAO

    High viscosity base stock especially suited for industrial oils requiring high stability under harsh operating conditions.

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    SpectraSyn™ Low Vis PAO

    Low viscosity base stock offering low-temperature fluidity, low volatility and improved thermal stability.

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    Synesstic™ AN

    Alkylated naphthalene base stock often used as blend component for additive solvency, seal compatibility and hydrolytic stability.

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    Esterex™ esters

    Organic esters are well-suited as a blend component for additive solvency, seal compatibility or biodegradability.

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