DURASYN HIGH VISCOSITY (HI VIS) POLYALPHAOLEFIN

  • DURASYN HIGH VISCOSITY (HI VIS) POLYALPHAOLEFINS

    INEOS Oligomers is the world's largest merchant marketer of polyalphaolefins (PAO) synthetic fluids under the trade name Durasyn.

    INEOS has Durasyn®  PAO production plants in LaPorte (Texas, USA) and in Feluy (Belgium). Both sites are integrated with INEOS' linear alpha olefin (LAO) product line, which provides the feedstock for the production of Durasyn fluids. 

    The INEOS polyalphaolefin business has a global presence, with regional commercial teams located throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. We employ a highly experienced technical group, an experienced and professional network of local sales staff and local distributors to assure true global reach. 

    INEOS Oligomers has completed start-up of a new world scale high viscosity (hi vis) mPAO (metallocene polyalphaolefin) plant. This new unit has a nameplate capacity of twenty thousand metric tons per annum. The new plant will continue to utilize our proprietary catalyst technology that was first developed on the pilot scale and then optimized in our semi-works unit.

    INEOS remains committed to the use of high purity 1-decene as the feedstock for our high viscosity PAOs. In comparison to conventional high viscosity PAOs, our decene-based metallocene products have a number of superior attributes such as higher viscosity indices, lower pour points and lower Brookfield viscosities. For any additional technical information, please email us at durasyn@ineos.com.

    HIGH VISCOSITY DURASYN POLYALPHAOLEFIN

    Durasyn high viscosity polyalphaolefins are shear stable viscosity modifiers/enhancers designed for use in the formulation of high quality transportation and industrial lubricants. Key application areas include wind turbine oils, multi-grade gear oils, greases, compressor oils, marine and stationary engine oils and passenger car/ heavy duty motor oils.

    Durasyn hi vis mPAOs offer excellent thickening efficiency and superior low temperature performance when compared to conventional high viscosity polyalphaolefin or polybutene thickened oils. In addition, Durasyn hi vis PAOs have low volatility and excellent shear stability, so lubricants can be formulated that will remain in-grade during severe service.

    Durasyn high viscosity metallocene polyalphaolefins are available to commercial lubricant formulators and blenders in three grades: Durasyn 174I, Durasyn 180R and Durasyn 180I.

    • Durasyn 180I is a “PAO135” with excellent thickening efficiency at 40°C.
    • Durasyn 180R is a “PAO100” that matches the 100°C viscosity specification range of conventional high viscosity PAOs.
    • Durasyn 174I is a “PAO50” which has more thickening efficiency than conventional “PAO40”.

    DURASYN HIGH VISCOSITY POLYALPHAOLEFIN (HI VIS PAO) GRADES AT A GLANCE

    Durasyn PAO174I180R180I

    Color (ASTM D1500)

    <0.5

    <0.5

    <0.5

    Kinematic Viscosity, mm2/s, 100°C

    50 102 134

    Kinematic Viscosity, mm2/s, 40°C

    412 938 1,254

    Viscosity Index

    186 204 216

    Pour Point, °C

    <-35 <-20 <-20

    Flash Point, °C

    >265 >265 >265

    Specific Gravity (60/60°F)

    0.846 0.856 0.856

    Total Acid Number

    <0.01 <0.01 <0.01

    Bromine Number

    <0.4 <0.4 <0.4

    For user reference, 1mm2/s = 1 cSt

    Note: The physical properties of INEOS polyalphaolefin materials are summarized in the table above. The values quoted were obtained from samples of production materials and are provided for guidance only. These are not intended to be specification properties.

    CONTACT US

    For additional information on Durasyn Polyalphaolefins or to request samples, email us at durasyn@ineos.com