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Biosynthetic Technologies has developed and patented a new class of compounds called estolides to meet the sustainability challenge for many applications. Our estolide technology has been used to develop a product line of sustainable high performance base oils that can be used in a variety of application ranging from industrial lubricants to personal care products.

Our sustainable base oils are especially suitable for the following applications: Food Grade Lubricants, Marine Lubricants, PCMO, and Metalworking Fluids. Our product range covers 4 sustainable base oils with ISO VG ranging from 22 – 680.

These sustainable base oils are made from naturally derived oils and improve the quality of formulated products and enhance their biodegradability. Estolides are a class of unique bio-based oils with a variety of uses. Their oligomeric structure contains fatty acid repeat units, with secondary ester linkages on the alkyl backbone. The chemical structure is shown above.

Functional groups denoted as α and β, oligomer length n, and the fatty acid feedstock can all be manipulated in order to achieve desirable performance properties.

BT4 base oils

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Data Sheet        SDS

BT22 base oils

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Data Sheet        SDS

BT75 base oils

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Data Sheet        SDS

Functional groups denoted as α and β, oligomer length n, and the fatty acid feedstock can all be manipulated in order to achieve desirable performance properties.

With a highly customizable structure, estolides’ physical properties can be manipulated for specific applications. In addition, their environmental compatibility allows them to be used in widespread industries ranging from lubricants to personal care. Overall, estolides serve as naturally derived oils that improve the quality of formulated products.

Research shows that these high performance sustainable base oils deliver high biodegradability, are non-bioaccumulative and are non-toxic. Their high bio content delivers excellent hydrolytic stability and oxidative stability with low volatility. The benefits of first-rate lubricity combined with superb wear protection and a high viscosity index deliver the performance characteristics sought after for quality finished lubricants. In addition, estolides provide remarkable seal compatibility as well as natural detergency.

To learn more about estolide technology,

visit our Estolide Technology page.