Base Oils

Designed for harsh environments but environmentally friendly, VBASE® base oils are a new class of high-performance synthetic esters exhibiting superior high temperature and hydrolytic stability with exceptional cold weather performance.

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This new class of high-performance synthetic esters surpasses the performance of both mineral base oils and traditional synthetic ester base oils. As a base oil, VBASE® products are available across a range of viscosity grades (ISO 32-460) and provides miscibility with all major base oils, easy formulation, and excellent solvency.

VBASE® base oils provide superior lubricating performance without compromising the need for bioderived, biodegradable, and non-toxic products. Rather than competing with formulated lubricant providers, VBASE® Oil Company is focused on providing base oils to formulators to enable the rapid development of sustainable solutions.

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TESTTEST METHOD46S68SLV*68S68U*100S
Kinematic Viscosity (KV) 40°C (cSt)ASTM D44544.2257.7169.4366.9896.94
Kinematic Viscosity (KV) 100°C (cSt)ASTM D4458.6110.8312.1212.9515.51
Viscosity IndexASTM D2270177182173198170
Pour Point (°C)ASTM D97-42-18-33-39-36
Digital Density 40°C (g/cm3)ASTM D40520.960.960.950.950.93
Flash Point, COC (°C)ASTM D92A235254248296262

*  VBASE 68SLV and VBASE 68U are NSF HX-1 certified

Esters have long been known to provide high VI and high shear stability leading to more efficient operation of fluid power systems. Due to their molecular structure, VBASE® lubricants may provide reductions in viscous drag generating efficiency gains beyond those noted in common ester fluids. VBASE base oils provide enhanced lubrication and performance across boundary, mixed, and hydrodynamic lubrication regimes.

With a novel molecular structure, VBASE® lubricants provide enhanced thermo-oxidative and hydrolytic stability compared to other Group V base oils. VBASE base oils achieve higher viscosity grades (ISO VG 46-100) without utilizing complex esters or viscosity modifiers and maintain cold temperature stability with saturated fatty acid components, further bolstering their in-service stability.

VBASE® lubricants are compatible with most conventional lubricants enabling seamless change over. As synthetic esters, VBASE™ lubricants have high solubilizing power for polar contaminants and additives without phase separation. VBASE lubricants show good seal and paint compatibility (John Deere Fluid Resistance Testing and Caterpillar Fluid Immersion Resistance Testing). With superior compatibility, VBASE lubricants can be used as a performance boosting compatibilizer/additive or utilized in a stand-alone formulation like VBASE™ Hydro T-EL. For compatibility testing with VBASE lubricants, contact us today.

Designed for performance first, all VBASE® products are environmentally acceptable lubricants and suitable for use in many environmentally sensitive areas such as hydropower plants, agricultural, forestry, and marine environments. VBASE lubricants have high inclusion of renewable carbon (>50%), are biodegradable (>60% by OECD 301B), non-toxic, and do not bioaccumulate.

VBASE® lubricants are high performance, environmentally acceptable fluids that deliver renewable solutions without trade-offs in performance, price, or availability. VBASE lubricants are available in drum, tote, and bulk quantities.

Download the detailed VBASE Base Oils Data Sheet

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VBASE® Sales and Application Support

We work closely with blenders and additive manufacturers to aid them in developing their formulations to harness the enhanced performance of VBASE® base oils in their environmentally acceptable lubricants. With decades of collective experience in synthesis, applications, and formulations, our team rapidly addresses concerns to provide solutions for our customers.

We understand and value the need for technical support of high-performance products. The VBASE® team has extensive analytical capability and expertise. When provided with samples of your current formulated oil, we will work with you to validate compatibility to ensure a smooth transition.

For us, a sale marks the beginning of a relationship, not the end.

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  • Compatibility Testing

    When choosing an oil, there are always concerns with compatibility of new oils with seals, paints, and oils at change over. The VBASE® team will work with you to validate fluid compatibility, ensuring a smooth transition.

  • Tech service to Formulators

    We understand developing a lubricant with a new base oil is a commitment on our customers part and we are prepared to meet that commitment with a high level of technical support by providing testing and characterization.

  • CONTACT US

    Contact us for samples and support to bring your formulation to market.

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Applications

VBASE® base oils are available across a range of viscosity grades (ISO 32-460) and provides miscibility with all major base oils, easy formulation, and excellent solvency.

Hydropower
Turbine

Wind

WIND

Steam & Gas Turbine

Steam & Gas
Turbine

Universal Tractor Fluid

Universal Tractor
Fluid

Hydraulics

Hydraulic

Transmission

Transmission

Bearings

Bearings

Gears

Gear

Our Planet

Sustainability and Circular Economy
The desire for sustainable solutions for companies in every industry has never been greater, but sustainability is about more than just being safe for our environment. By developing VBASE® oils with improved efficiency and greater stability, oil lifetimes are extended and waste reduced. Sustainable oils also reduce fuel consumption and emissions by increasing overall equipment efficiency. At the end of oil life, VBASE® plans to work with our customers to bring used oil back for reconditioning, repurposing, or remanufacturing. Work to develop methods to maximize reused content in remanufactured oils is ongoing.

As VBASE® grows, it is our goal to develop a supply chain that minimizes environmental impacts of transportation and distribution while maximizing positive effects on local economies by manufacturing in region and sourcing local natural feedstocks.


Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants
VBASE® strives to produce oils that deliver the highest performance and greatest energy savings without compromising our environment. This new family of products enables the use of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) in many environmentally sensitive areas such as hydropower plants, agricultural & forestry equipment, and marine environments.

VBASE® lubricants have high inclusion of renewable carbon (>50%), are biodegradable (>60% by OECD 301B), non-toxic (OECD 201, OECD 202, OECD 203, OECD 236), and do not bioaccumulate (OECD 117).

Added to EU Ecolabel LuSC-list (VBASE 68SLV - March 2022). View the press release and further information HERE.

Formulated Lubricants

Base oil performance must be demonstrated in a fully formulated lubricant. To that end, the VBASE® team designed Hydro T-EL™, a fully formulated lubricant developed to have the performance characteristics of a traditional Hydropower Turbine oil while eliminating the risk of contamination of public waterways. In addition, VBASE® HF-AW (Hydraulic Fluid/Anti-Wear) and VBASE® ECO-UTF are in development.

VBASE - HF-AW Hydraulic Fluid/Anti-Wear (Coming Soon)

VBASE - HF-AW Hydraulic Fluid/Anti-Wear (Coming Soon)

VBASE Eco-UTF Universal Tractor Fluid (Coming Soon)

VBASE Eco-UTF Universal Tractor Fluid (Coming Soon)