Synthetic Base Oils
Synthetic Base Oils – (Often referred to as Group III, IV &V) – Base Stocks that involve a chemically modified base which can be of a petroleum or chemical origin.
Group III – Base Oils that have been converted by means of a catalytic process in the presence of Hydrogen, usually under greater pressures. These resulting Base Oils are very pure and refined with superior performance to Group I and II Base Stocks.
PAO (Polyalphaolefin) (Group IV) – *For more information, please see our “PAO” page.
Synthetic Esters (Group V) – Derived from diesters, polyolesters, alklylated napthlenes, alkyklated benzenes, etc.)
Bio-Based Oils (Group V / unclassified) – Derived from renewable resources which are readily biodegradable. Some of these renewable sources include: Sugar, Algae Succinic Acid.