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How Are Synthetic Oils Different?

Although the engineering of each synthetic base stock varies depending on the particular stock, synthetics are generally made through a reaction process. This reaction process significantly improves the consistency of the stock and it's molecular uniformity. Mineral stocks, on the other hand, are obtained through a process of distillation.

Distillation slightly limits the molecular diversity that may exist within the stock, but does not completely eliminate non essential molecular structures. This is important because unnecessary molecular structures produce variations in the stock's performance. The ideal lubricant's chemical composition is one in which the molecular construction is identical throughout, such as in a synthetic base stock. Because of the way synthetic stocks are produced, they are molecularly uniform and contain significantly less undesirable materials than a mineral base stock.

Molecular uniformity also affects the properties that each type of lubricant possesses. The properties of mineral oils tend to vary due to inconsistencies in the crude from which they are obtained. The properties and performance features of synthetics, on the other hand, are very predictable. Once again, this is due to their molecular uniformity.

Amsoil synthetic lubricants are formulated to take advantage of the superior properties of synthetic base stocks. They provide excellent lubrication and wear protection and have been designed to resist the chemical breakdown processes that limit the service life of conventional mineral-based oils.

 
 


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