Our R&D

Sustainability is the main driver of our R&D projects today as we continue to enable customers to reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions. Simply put, our heart and soul go into supporting the sustainability transition.

Through innovative products we can help our customers and society transition to a more sustainable world. We are currently expanding our portfolio of circular products and exploring new circular feedstocks, as well as different ways of reducing emissions in production and consequently our products.

We divide our research into pure and applied. On the pure side, we have a laboratory dedicated to just studying oil – for no other reason except to find out more about its remarkable qualities. The more we learn, the more insightful our product development becomes. On the applied side, our research team has access to advanced laboratories, including bench-scale hydrotreatment units and micro-reactors. These resources allow us to create just the right solution for a given application. We also collaborate with a number of technical colleges and universities, giving students the opportunity to do thesis work or other projects in a vibrant environment.

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Read a few of our technical articles

  • Performance testing in real tyres

    Nynas is stepping up its commitment to sustainability by bringing its tyre testing from the lab to the field – testing the performance of its biobased NYTEX® BIO 6200 oil in real tyres.

  • Exploring ionic liquids for greener grease

    When Ashlie Martini and her team of researchers at University of California Merced (UCM) applied for a NLGI grant to explore the use of ionic liquids in grease, Nynas’ grease specialist Mehdi Fathi-Najafi was assigned as their liaison.

  • Transformer oil test rig: Tracing thermal faults

    At Nynas, the developers of transformer liquids have a new R&D tool – a functional bench-top test rig in which they can mimic the conditions of thermal faults. Simulated performance testing is enabling quicker, easier and more cost-effective evaluation of novel insulating fluids.