By definition, a process oil can be used in a wide variety of applications, not as a lubricant but as a raw material or a processing aid. As such, a wide variety of oils and fluids can act as process oils and the quality of the process oil is normally dictated by the application into which it is being used.
A number of SIP’s product brands act as process oils including:
SIPEX is comprehensive range of quality process base oils. Designed to be used in a number of applications including TPE compounding, hot melt adhesive manufacture and ink production, the SIPEX range offers low volatility, good colour stability, low aromatic content and high paraffin content.
SIPTECH technical white oils are extensively used as process oils and carrier fluids for the manufacture of defoamants in the paper and pulp manufacturing industry as well as sealant extender oils. The low viscosity SIPTECH fluids are used for printing ink distillates, offering good solvency and low volatility with no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s).
Pharmaceutical white oils meeting the requirements of the European Plastics Regulations (No 10/2011) (SIPMED 68 and above) are used as process oils where the end application is typically for food contact such as Polystyrene production for food packaging, or where a highly UV stable oil is required to guard against yellowing in white rubbers or medicinal rubber processing.
For a detailed breakdown of the various ranges marketed as process oils, download our product brochures (PDF) and register for our user area for product specific technical data.