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.
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.
|Kinematic Viscosity (KV) 40°C (cSt)||ASTM D445||44.22||57.71||69.43||66.98||96.94|
|Kinematic Viscosity (KV) 100°C (cSt)||ASTM D445||8.61||10.83||12.12||12.95||15.51|
|Viscosity Index||ASTM D2270||177||182||173||198||170|
|Pour Point (°C)||ASTM D97||-42||-18||-33||-39||-36|
|Digital Density 40°C (g/cm3)||ASTM D4052||0.96||0.96||0.95||0.95||0.93|
|Flash Point, COC (°C)||ASTM D92A||235||254||248||296||262|
* 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.
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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.
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.
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.