Fuel and Lubricant Solutions
Fuel and Lubricant Solutions


The use of synthetic esters in lubricants has been increasing during recent years. Their good lubricating properties, thermal and oxidative stability, solvency for additives coupled with biodegradability / low volatility / environmental profile has seen their use in many different application areas from engine oils to hydraulic oils and metalworking fluids.

BASF offers a wide range of synthetic esters manufactured from sustainable and petrochemical raw materials. These high-quality esters are promoted under the Synative® brand and offer the formulator a broad pallet of properties to work with. The range includes standard viscosity esters acting as the base fluids but also high-viscosity, shear stable esters that can be used to achieve the desired viscosity grade finished lubricant with superior performance (energy efficiency, long drain intervals, improved equipment protection etc).

SYNATIVE®  Synthetic High Performance Esters

  • Monoesters

  • Methylesters

  • Polyol/Complex Esters (high viscosity)

  • Diesters


Amongst others, the SYNATIVE® product range offers solutions for the following fields of application:
  • Aviation MIL approved lubricants
  • Marine lubricants
  • Automotive lubricants (engine, transmission, gear and axle oils)
  • Biolubricants
  • Industrial lubricants, e.g. gear oils, compressor fluids, turbine oils, hydraulic fluids
  • Metalworking fluids
  • Food grade lubricants
  • Greases