Fully Synthetic Base Oil

Posted on 23 April 2019

Fully synthetic base oil is mainly characterised by its very good thermal stability and cleaning performance. As high performance as it is, so laborious its manufacture also is. So-called naphtha (petrol without additives) serves as the base product.

Naphtha is cracked in the first step, which means that the molecule chains (C5 - C12) split open and are broken down to a length of C2. The former liquid is now gaseous. In the consequent synthesis process the short molecule chains (C2) are added to long molecule chains (C20-C35) and sealed by adding hydrogen (hydrogenation).

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