Making Engine Oils

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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