SYNALOX™ Water Soluble Lubricant Base Stocks are extensively used in formulations for industrial lubricants and chemical fiber spin finishes. SYNALOX™ Lubricants are helping formulators meet today’s ever-increasing demands placed on lubricants.
They have been developed with special characteristics that make them ideal choices as base stocks, components, or additives in a wide variety of lubricant formulations. They are soluble in cold water but exhibit inverse solubility at high temperatures. Water-based solutions provide low surface tension, good wetting and good penetration characteristics, while also exhibiting low foaming properties.
SYNALOX™ Lubricants feature important attributes of synthetic lubricants such as:
- Excellent lubricity
- High viscosity indices
- Low pour points
- Clean burning properties
SYNALOX™ products are produced by polymerizing ethylene oxide (EO), and/or propylene oxide (PO) in the same molecule. The ratio and order of the oxide addition, together with the choice of initiator and the molecular weight, control the chemical and physical properties of the final polyglycol.
They can be formulated to meet the highest performance standards, particularly in applications where high temperatures can degrade petroleum-based products. Gear lubricants, compressor lubricants, hydraulic fluids and greases are common applications.
Dow’s technical leadership in alkoxylation allows us to design unique polyglycol products to meet standard or demanding formulation and process needs. We are experts at adjusting polyglycol physical properties to find the ideal polyglycol for your application or to produce a unique polyglycol designed to your own specifications.