Making engine oils
Challenges: To meet the global challenge of reducing CO2 emissions, today’s engine oils are evolving to be lower in viscosity, which can improve overall fuel efficiency. Despite the trend toward smaller engines and harsher engine environments, these engine oils must still deliver better performance and improved wear protection. Whether you’re formulating engine oils for passenger or commercial vehicles, the market demands longer drain intervals to provide sustainability benefits and customer value.
How we can help: Engine oil formulators rely on our advanced synthetic base stocks to meet today’s challenges. Compared to mineral oils, synthetic base stocks in automotive lubricants are designed to provide:
- Excellent low-temperature properties
- Lower volatility
- Better thermal, oxidative and shear stability
- Improved lubricity
Low-viscosity engine oil
Synthetic base stock innovation
Ester FE 2.X
1. Fuel economy
2. Longer drain intervals
With global regulations requiring lower CO2 emissions, synthetic base stocks can help improve fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance. Find out how.
Suite of solutions
Explore the formulation and performance advantages provided by our suite of advanced synthetic base stocks
OEM Engine Oil Lubricant Specifications
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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.
SpectraSyn Elite™ mPAO
High-viscosity metallocene polyalphaolefin base stock provides high performance at a wide temperature range and exceptional low-temperature properties.
SpectraSyn™ Hi Vis PAO
High viscosity base stock especially suited for industrial oils requiring high stability under harsh operating conditions.
SpectraSyn™ Low Vis PAO
Low viscosity base stock offering low-temperature fluidity, low volatility and improved thermal stability.
Alkylated naphthalene base stock often used as blend component for additive solvency, seal compatibility and hydrolytic stability.
Organic esters are well-suited as a blend component for additive solvency, seal compatibility or biodegradability.