• Insulating Oils

    Electrical insulation is of paramount importance for the correct functioning of electrical equipment.  Power hardware cannot function without energy losses, which lead to rises in temperature.  It is critical to remove the heat to prevent failure of the equipment.  When circulated, specific liquids can dissipate heat. There are benefits of using polybutenes instead of mineral… Read more »

  • Transmission Oils

    To shift the engine power to the driving wheels, automotive vehicles need a power transmission system (powertrain).  Within the powertrain there are other parts including a gear system, clutch and differential mechanisms.  There are four main types of gear systems: mechanical, semi-automatic, automatic and hydrostatic.  And within these gear systems there are different kinds of… Read more »

  • Hydraulic Fluids

    Hydraulic systems transfer and apply tremendous force over comparatively short distances, delivering a great amount of flexibility and control.  They must provide rugged, continuous power in the severest environments with fluctuating temperatures and heavy loads.  Hydraulic systems depend on the hydraulic fluid to preserve and protect key components from wear and tear. Most hydraulic fluids… Read more »

  • Compressor Oils

    Polybutenes are used in the manufacture of high-performance synthetic lubricants including compressors handling air and other inert gases such as nitrogen, helium, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and argon.  PIBs provide exceptional lubricity and other performance features.  Polybutene is pure and does not contain sulphur, therefore anticatalysts and similar hazards can be completely removed. KEMAT polybutenes perform… Read more »

  • Two Stroke Engine Oils

    The OEM market is pushing and promoting the use of improved quality oil.  In recent years growing concern for the environment has led to significant advancement in the design of the two-stroke engine as well as the two-stroke engine oils. To meet these environmental demands and to keep high performance, between 30% to 55% of low… Read more »

  • Viscosity Modifiers

    Viscosity modifiers are additives in a lubricant used to minimise the variations in viscosity of the lubricant as a function of temperature. Automotive and industrial oils often need thickening agents to achieve the correct viscosity.  Viscosity modifiers are a component of numerous oils.  At low temperatures the viscosity increases at a lower rate than most… Read more »

  • Lubricating Oils

    The performance of automotive and industrial gear oils is generally enhanced by adding polybutenes due to their exceptional thickening capability and shear stability. Certain parameters should be considered when selecting gear oil: Gear design Gear material Conditions of operation Health, safety and the environment are becoming key drivers to improve the workplace and reduce emissions… Read more »

  • Lubricating Greases

    A grease is a stable mixture of a base oil and a thickening agent. KEMAT Polybutenes, Polybut™ and Polybol™ all have particular properties as base oils as well as modifiers to achieve the level of modern properties for Polybutene greases. By blending metallic stearates (metal soaps), such as aluminium stearate with KEMAT polybutene, the polybutene can be… Read more »

  • Metalworking Fluids

    A metalworking fluid is used to maintain a protective film between the die or tool and the metal billet (a length of metal with a round or square cross section, created by continuous casting or extrusion).  Such a film acts to reduce the frictional heat generated during the operation.  The lubricant is expected to prolong… Read more »

  • Tyres

    Polybutenes act as extenders and plasticizers for a range of vulcanized elastomers including, for example, natural rubber (NR), butyl rubber (IIR) and styrenebutadiene rubber (SBR).  NR, IIR and SBR are often used to make automotive tyres as they are extremely flexible and durable.  They have strong abrasion resistance (good tread wear) and low rolling resistance… Read more »