• Insulating Oils

    Using polybutenes when formulating insulating oils There are benefits of using polybutenes instead of mineral oils when formulating insulating oils.  For example: the structure and grade of the mineral oil can vary depending on the origin of the crude oil from which the mineral oil was derived, whereas polybutenes are synthetic substances, and consequently their… Read more »

  • Transmission Oils

    Transmission oils based on KEMAT polybutenes enhance powertrain performance Transmission oils formulated with polybutene provide the following benefits: bright stock replacement; lower smoke, exhaust blocking and deposits; help to improve low-temperature performance; high temperature bulk viscosity; thermal and oxidative stability. To shift the engine power to the driving wheels, automotive vehicles need a power transmission… Read more »

  • Hydraulic Fluids

    KEMAT Polybutenes improve the performance of 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… Read more »

  • Compressor Oils

    Polybutenes perform well in high performance synthetic lubricants, including compressor oils Polybutenes are used in the manufacture of high-performance synthetic lubricants for compressor oils, including compressors handling air and other inert gases such as nitrogen, helium, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and argon.  PIB provides exceptional lubricity and other performance features.  Polybutene is pure and does not… Read more »

  • Two Stroke Engine Oils

    KEMAT polybutene is used in two stroke engine oils to cleanse exhaust gases 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 two stroke engine oils. To meet… 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

    Lubricating Automotive and Industrial Oils The performance of automotive and industrial lubricating oils (gear oil) 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… Read more »

  • Lubricating Greases

    Polybutene: the versatile base oil and thickening agent Lubricating greases are 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… Read more »

  • Metalworking Fluids

    Polybutenes have several advantages over mineral oils when used in 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… Read more »

  • Tyres

    Synthetic rubber is the primary element in tyre manufacturing Synthetic rubber is mainly used to make tyres, and it is the primary element in tyre manufacturing.  It is mixed with a filler agent like carbon black to make robust and strong tyres. Polybutenes act as extenders and plasticizers for a range of vulcanized elastomers including, for… Read more »