Base oil news

  1. News
  2. Applications
  3. Base oils
  4. Cases
  5. Knowledge tank
  6. About us

13/10/2020 14:11

A rising star at Nynas

Rena Soh has been nominated for the ICIS Rising Star - Asia Pacific Award, which celebrates the best up and coming talent in the base oils and lubricants industry.

One of only four nominees selected by a panel of industry experts, the nomination is a great achievement for both Rena Soh and Nynas, where she works as a sales executive, managing a number of countries in Southeast Asia.

“An important part of Rena’s vision is to drive the awareness and sales of naphthenic base oils for lubricants in this region, especially for grease and industrial lubricant applications such as metal cutting fluids and refrigeration oil,” says Philippe Audibert, Nynas Regional Director Asia Pacific.

Despite having no prior background in this industry when she joined Nynas in 2014, Rena Soh was undaunted and quickly started to build her know-how and skillset. She has since almost doubled her base oil sales volumes.

“I enjoy having discussions with my customers and feel that learning from the end users themselves is the best way to acquire new knowledge,” she notes. “As we move towards more digitalization and electrification, I believe that Nynas naphthenic oils have a greater role to play in the industrial lubricants field.”

Rena has been actively involved in various conferences, and projects to enhance the understanding and presence of naphthenic oils in this region. As illustrated by the rising star nomination, she is well respected by customers and colleagues as well as the industry at large.

“In an industry predominantly occupied by more senior people, Rena has injected a fresh perspective and energy to our team and is using her acquired experience to encourage younger colleagues to explore new challenges and roles as well,” notes Philippe Audibert. “We are hopeful that she will be able to make a significant impact in the Asian base oil scene.”

BASE OILS NAPHTHENICS NEWSLETTER

Naphthenics Newsletter


Get the inside scoop on Nynas specialty oils! 
Sign up here to get interesting articles, case stories and much more directly to your inbox.

Further reading

Taking off

There are few sectors with higher standards for safety and performance than the aerospace industry. The combination of extreme operational forces and strict safety criteria means that aircraft manufacturers can only work with partners that supply high-performance products and solutions. Nynas is one of those suppliers.

Read more about Taking off

Excellent flight control

Low-viscosity naphthenic base oils are ideal for blending high-performance, low temperature adapted hydraulic fluids for aircraft. NYNAS® NS 3 and NYNAS® S 3B display ultra-low base oil viscosity even at temperatures as low as -54°C.

Read more about Excellent flight control

Reflections on biodegradability

How do we assess biodegradability? Why is it important to separate between bio-based and biodegradable? And how does biodegradability fit into the concept of sustainability? Three experts share their thoughts.

Read more about Reflections on biodegradability