In the world of lubricants, mineral oils have historically been the standard choice. Vegetable oil alternatives have been getting increasingly popular. They provide many advantages for today’s applications and customer demand.

Plant-based oils and fats add value and functionality to lubricants

Plant-based oils and fats function as base oils or additives for lubricants. They add considerable value and functionality vs traditional solutions and have rapidly become the preferred choice for many applications.

Vegetable oils inhabit various attributes maintaining the required performance. 

  • Improved friction coefficient
  • Narrowed viscosity index/range
  • Solutions with optimised resistance to oxidation
  • Biodegradable
  • Minimised volatility
  • Non-toxicity
  • Superior solubilising power
  • Superb lubricity on metal surfaces
  • Excellent adhesive properties
  • Sustainable product

High-oleic oils: the number one choice

Solutions based on high-oleic oils are the number one choice for the lubricants sector. They combine stability, minimised oxidation, and thermal degradation with low-temperature liquidity. Coconut and Palm Kernel products feature lauric oils, perfectly suited for optimal durability.

Sustainability efforts

Environmental concerns about petroleum-based oils have also driven more industries towards vegetable solutions. Our RSPO SG product line-up ensures the protection of crops and environment, as well as the people within the supply chain — our commitment to a sustainable world.

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