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Ester Base Stocks by BASF - SYNATIVE® 

Ester Base Stocks at a Glance

Ester base stocks have a unique molecular structure and are the most versatile type of lubricant base oil technology that can be tailored to meet the desired performance and your specific needs.

Typical Applications of SYNATIVE®

  • Aviation and stationary turbine lubricants
  • Compressor oils
  • Refrigeration lubricants
  • Fire resistant and biodegradable hydraulic fluids
  • Marine lubricants
  • Engine and driveline lubricants
  • Metalworking fluids
  • Electric vehicle fluids
Typical applications with esters

Key Features & Benefits of SYNATIVE®

What properties can our SYNATIVE® ester base oils offer for high performance lubricants?

Performance features

  • High performance base stocks for extended equipment and lubricant life
  • Low coefficient of friction and good VI for high energy efficiency
  • Excellent thermal and oxidative stability and excellent low temperature properties allowing broad operating temperature range and clean operations
  • Compatible with MOs, PAOs and PAGs
  • Polar ester groups leading to good lubricity, very low volatility, high flash point and excellent solvency 

Sustainability features

  • Excellent biodegradability
  • Very good toxicity profile
  • Renewable content up to >90%
  • No bio-accumulation
  • Suitable for use in biolubricants
  • Fulfil Ecolabel, OSPAR and VGP (EPA, Vessel General Permit) requirements
  • For selected products which are based on petrochemical raw materials a biomass balance approach is possible to enable CO2 and renewability claims


Discover our Ester Base Stocks Portfolio

We offer fully saturated and unsaturated esters, esters based on petrochemical as well as renewable raw materials.

As a world leading supplier for synthetic esters for the broad range of applications, our SYNATIVE® ester product range includes:


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