Base Oil is the name given to lubrication grade oils initially produced from refining
crude oil (mineral base oil) or through chemical synthesis (synthetic base oil).
All lubricants contain a base oil. It serves as the foundation of the lubricant before it
is blended with additives or a thickener in the case of a grease. It is typically defined
as oil with a boiling point range between 550 and 1050 °F, consisting of
hydrocarbons with 18 to 40 carbon atoms. This oil can be either paraffinic or
naphthenic in nature depending on the chemical structure of the molecules.
Group I – These oils are usually processed with solvents and they have a good
degree of solvency, but they are most vulnerable to oxidation and thermal
degradation compared to oils processed in different manner. The oils of Group I are
used in almost all applications in the automotive and industrial field and are
important for the formulation of lubricating greases. Group I base stocks contain less
than 90 percent saturates and/or greater than 0.03 percent sulfur and have viscosity
index greater than or equal to 80 and less than 120.
PACKAGING: Product is available in bulk.