While polyalphaolefins offer many technical performance advantages, their biodegradability and environmentally friendly nature addresses a critical need in many sensitive applications. The thermal stability of Synfluid® PAOs, for example, provides superior downhole performance in offshore drilling and production applications where environmental considerations are a concern. These same characteristics are also beneficial in other environmentally sensitive areas such as wetlands or rain forests.

In addition, since some polyalphaolefins are biodegradable, they can be substituted for vegetable-based oils, eliminating the performance problems often associated with this type of product.