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Neste Oil to enhance product availability in the US

Neste Oil Corporation, Press release, 27 June 2013 at 2.00 pm (EET)

Neste Oil is adding Nexbase 3030, a light viscosity grade, to the line-up of high-quality base stocks available to its US customers. With the addition of Nexbase 3030, which is stored at the company’s terminal in the Port of Houston, Neste Oil will now offer a wide range of viscosity grades, from 3cSt to 8cSt, in the US, providing formulators and blenders of top-tier lubricants with the maximum amount of flexibility across a variety of applications.

Nexbase 3030 is an isoalkane cut, isolated from the light end of the Nexbase Group III base oil production process, and is both aromatics- and sulfur-free. Classified as a process oil and with a high flash point, good cold properties, and low VOC content, it is very useful in applications ranging from metal-working fluids and transformer oils to highly demanding driveline fluids.

"Due to increasing fuel economy targets, the driveline market is towards lower-viscosity fluids requiring higher-performing base oils,” says Virpi Amoedo, Vice President, Base Oils, "Nexbase 3030 is an excellent base stock for today’s driveline market and enables formulators to meet the tightening Brookfield viscosity targets for licensed OEM specifications.”

As an independent top-tier base oil supplier, Neste Oil offers optimized technical solutions for the global lubricant manufacturing industry. Neste Oil takes an active role in developing future lubricant formulations; and its extensive portfolio of NEXBASE® formulations has been developed to meet the most demanding OEM requirements and a wide range of customer needs. Neste Oil works in close cooperation with its customers, additive manufacturers, and OEMs globally. With efficient logistics and focused customer service, Neste Oil provides reliable deliveries to its customers worldwide.

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Kaisa Lipponen

Director, Corporate Communications

Further information:

Ed Potter, Sales Manager, Base Oils Americas, Neste Oil, tel: +1 713-407-4769