Paraffinic and Naphtenic Oils
Process oils are pure mineral bases, of paraffinic or naphthenic nature, obtained from selected, highly refined crudes.
Process oils, both paraffinic and naphthenic have a high flash point, excellent chemical inertia and may be duly mixed to obtain formulations with specific features. They are available in various viscosities, from the most fluid to the most viscous.
Paraffinic oils have natural features providing excellent thermo-oxidative stability, high resistance to oxidation, optimal demulsivity and resistance to molecular breakdown (pyrolysis or cracking) and degradation, particularly at high temperatures; they have good plasticizing properties which favor the dispersion of charges whilst improving the machining and mechanical properties of elastomers.
Naphthenic oils have excellent solvent capacity and very low pour point
Paraffinic and naphthenic process oils have a wide range of uses, for example, as raw material in the production of lubricants and industrial greases. They are mainly used in preparing rubber compounds and in the successive extrusion of natural and synthetic rubber, manufacturing of plastic materials, resins and adhesive glues, when oils having pharmaceutical purity (see white medical /pharmaceutical oils are not expressly required.
Paraffinic oils are used as plasticizers and extenders for elastomers with low content of unsaturation, butyric rubber, thermos polymers, styrene-butadiene, EP, EPDM, SBR and natural rubber, particularly in applications where chromatic stability to heat and odore tenue are required.
Naphthenic oils are used in producing natural rubber elastomers, synthetic rubber, styrene-butadiene, polybutadiene, EPDM, SBR.
Its high solvent power improves the properties of the vulcanized product and can be used even in extruding unsaturated rubber such as polyisoprene and thermosetting polymers ethylene-propylene.
PROCESS OILS are available in bulk and packaged, pure or methylated as per law.