Kemat key raw materials for lubricants

  • Polybutenes
  • Polyisobutenes
  • Poly alpha olefins
  • Molybdenum disulphide
  • Lubricant auxiliary products

Polybut™ polybutenes, conventional PIB, are synthetic polymers available in a broad spectrum of molecular weights and corresponding viscosities. Polybutenes are widely used as backbone polymers, viscosity modifiers, viscosity index improvers or thickeners in almost every lubricating oil or grease. Kemat offers the widest available selection in the market spanning molecular weights from 280 up to 6.000 with viscosities ranging from 2 up to 40.000 centistokes.

Polybut™ HR polyisobutenes, high reactive PIB, are similar in composition and properties to conventional PIB. This product series is primarily used as raw material in the synthesis of fuel and lubricant additive packages but do find a growing interest as formulation component in lubricants thanks to some niche features. Kemat offers top quality products in molecular weights from 1.000 up to 2.300.

Polybut™ EM water-based emulsions of polybutenes and polyisobutenes find their way in a growing number of high-end new technology lubricants. Emulsions, thanks to their low viscosities and volatile organic compound (VOC) free composition, open a new array of applications in lubricants.

Polybut™ PIBSA polyisobutene succinic anhydride completes the Kemat PIB product range.

Polybol™ medium and high molecular weight polyisobutenes come in molecular weights from 30.000 up to 3.000.000 and are used as tackifier and cohesion promotor in niche lubricants.

PAO poly alpha olefins are synthetic high-performance base oils available in a full range of low and high viscosity grades, now also including a novel metallocene product extension to meet ever increasing performance standards for lubricants.

MoS2 molybdenum disulphide is a solid lubricant additive available in three grades each with its specific purity and particles size.

Completing its synergistic portfolio for lubricant oils and greases, Kemat brings to the market a selection of Lubricant Auxiliary Products including oleochemicals such as Castor oil, Linseed oil and 12 Hydroxy stearic acid (12-HSA).

Markets for lubricant oils and lubricant greases include general industrial and transportation (automotive) each split up in a wide range of sub-markets:

Industrial lubricant markets:

  • Construction
  • Mining & Metal
  • Cement Production
  • Power Generation
  • Automobile Manufacturing
  • Chemical
  • Oil & Gas
  • Textile
  • Food Processing

Transportation lubricant markets:

  • Commercial vehicles
  • Passenger vehicles
  • Aviation
  • Railways
  • Marine

Lubricants come in multiple formats and formulations, each serving a specific end application:

  • Engine oils
  • Turbine oils
  • Two-stroke engine oils
  • Transmission oils
  • Hydraulic fluids
  • Insulation oils
  • Metalworking fluids
  • Transformer oils
  • Gear oils
  • Refrigeration oils
  • Compressor oils
  • Textile machinery oils
  • Greases

The global lubricants market is valued 160 billion USD in 2020 and is expected to grow at a solid 3% for the coming years.

Kemat offers a wide selection of key raw materials for each of the above markets and end applications.

The Kemat polybutenes, polyisobutenes and poly alpha olefins are compatible with mineral, synthetic and biobased oils.

By combining products from the different Kemat product series, synergetic effects and improved lubricant properties can be obtained.

Check out the benefits of using PIB – polybutenes and polyisobutenes – in lubricants in these specific applications: