News, 11 November 2014
Neste Oil is enhancing its product availability by making repackaged NEXBASE Group III base oils available for customers in the U.S. This is the first time that NEXBASE base oils will be available for purchase in drums or totes in the U.S.
Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services, will purchase NEXBASE base oils in bulk from Renkert Oil for repackaging in totes and drums for use in transportation, industrial and food grade lubricant applications by customers in all market segments. Renkert Oil, the authorized North American distributor for Neste Oil, will continue to provide NEXBASE base oils in bulk direct to customers.
"This is a step forward for Neste Oil in the U.S. as we respond to our customers' needs by increasing our offerings to the marketplace. With NEXBASE base oils repackaged in smaller quantities we can provide more flexibility to our customers who may be creating specialty or niche lubricants that require a more demanding base oil but just don’t need a full tank truck.", says Ed Potter, Sales Manager for Americas, Neste Oil.
“New emission legislation, advancements in engine design, and growth of advanced specialty applications will continue to drive increased demand for synthetic base oils,” says John Grimes, Technical Development Specialist, Univar. “In addition to enhancing our portfolio of industrial and specialty chemistries used in a variety of markets, the addition of NEXBASE base oils together with our broad offering of pre-specified high-performance lubricant additives, ideally position Univar to deliver additional value to our suppliers and customers through a total package solution for the formulation of synthetic automotive fluids.
”NEXBASE base oils are top-tier base oils. The main applications are high-performance engine, driveline and industrial lubricants. NEXBASE base stocks have high oxidation stability, low evaporation, excellent low temperature fluidity and extremely low sulphur content, which make it ideally suited for applications demanding a high performing base stock. NEXBASE Group III base oils are produced in the Neste Oil’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland, and in Sitra, Bahrain.
Ed Potter, Sales Manager for Americas, Neste Oil, tel: +1 713-407-4769 www.nesteoil.com/baseoils
John Grimes, Technical Development Specialist, Univar USA, tel: +1 972-467-7814 www.univar.com