More paraffinic, saturated and stable, offering obvious benefits in the viscosity index, volatility, oxidation and thermal stability, Group III base oils make cost-effective alternatives to premium Group II oils and PAOs.
Although not chemically engineered, Group III base oils offer good performance in a wide range of attributes as well as good molecular uniformity and stability. They are commonly mixed with additives and marketed as synthetic or semi-synthetic products.
In following environmental issues, today’s regulations in developed countries, force OEM to produce advanced engine technologies and this puts certain requirements on lubricant producers and base oil standards increasing demand for lower viscosity grades in most engine oil formulations. As a result, the industry experts forecast that while Group I base oils will continue to be the most utilised oil in the next 8-10 years, the combined demand for Group II and Group III base oils will exceed Group I demand by 2030.
We are now pleased to inform our customers that our portfolio has been enriched by new products of Group III base oils. We are continuously working to extend our product portfolio, this is in response to the current marketing demands and in a direct effort to support our customers in all of their business development and growth.
Today Shamrock is primarily focused on the physical trading and goods management of base oils and lubricants, offering extensive product portfolio of Group I, II and III base oils, pale oils, advanced additives, finished lubricants, together with integrated services, including sourcing, processing, refining, transporting, storage, financing and the supply of base oils and lubricants.
We aim to be a “one stop shop” for our customers: fast, reliable, flexible and cost-effective.