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In a study entitled "Blends: Friends or Foes?" Nynas researchers argue that the lubrication industry has a lot to gain from promoting base oil blends for grease formulations.
Blends offer the opportunity to turn the disadvantages of the current surplus of Group II and Group III oils into an advantage. Nynas researchers found that by blending these with naphthenic oil, the two main drawbacks of Group II and III base stock – reduced solvency or solvent power, and a lack of high viscosity oil grades – can be overcome easily. In their study, they produced three lithium-based greases by blending Group I, II and III oil with naphthenic oil. All three greases displayed good results in a number of tests. The lubricating grease based on the blend of paraffinic Group II and naphthenic oil performed particularly well.
The long-term trend of a reduced supply of Group I oils is accelerating. It is now time for formulators to consider Group I replacements for applications such as industrial lubricants, metalworking fluids and process oil. Nynas’ NYBASE® range is engineered for this very purpose.Read more about Time to reformulate as Group I departs
The Nynas research team plays an essential role in the success of the company’s naphthenic oil business, as its experts collaborate and strive to develop high-quality, sustainable products.Read more about Achieving excellence through research and development
Introduced to replace Group I base oils – which are becoming scarce due to ongoing changes in the refining industry – Nynas NYBASE® “drop-in” base oils are quickly taking their place in the market.Read more about Looking for a drop-in Group I substitute? The answer is NYBASE