Chevron Phillips Chemical leads the industry in developing high-quality polyalphaolefins (PAOs). PAOs are used in many synthetic products such as lubricants, greases and fluids, and have emerged as essential components in many industries and applications.
The increase in PAO applications is largely driven by the stability of the PAO molecule, a highly purified ethylene derivative. This stability, along with a host of other unique performance characteristics, makes PAOs far superior to mineral oils in a variety of uses.
PAOs are specially designed chemicals that are uniquely made from alpha olefins. These stable molecules are produced by:
  • Steam cracking hydrocarbons to produce ultra high-purity ethylene
  • Ethylene oligomerization to develop 1-decene and 1-dodecene
  • Decene or dodecene oligomerization to form a mixture of dimers, trimers, tetramers and higher oligomers
PAOs have many advantages over mineral oils:
  • Greater oxidative stability
  • Superior volatility
  • Excellent low-temperature viscosities
  • Consistent, quality basestock
  • Extremely high viscosity index
  • Excellent pour points
  • Pure petrochemical feedstocks 
Synfluid® PAOs are produced at Cedar Bayou near Houston, Texas and at the Beringen Plant in Beringen, Belgium.  Synfluid® mPAOs are produced at a toll manufacturer in the greater Houston area.
Our company is designed to deliver industry-leading performance in a responsible way, caring for each other, our work, our customers and communities.
Drawing upon knowledge gained from pioneering alpha olefins, Chevron Phillips Chemical’s PAO  business produces high quality Synfluid® PAOs. Our products help reduce energy consumption in lubricant applications. Synfluid® PAOs are recognized for their performance at extreme temperatures and their environment-friendly characteristics.
The health and safety of our employees, contractors, neighbors, customers and the environment are of paramount importance to us. Our caring employees operate responsive and knowledgeable customer service, world-class experience sales team and innovative R&D and technical support teams.
Contact us today to see how we can help meet the challenges for your application needs!