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PAO is manufactured through a synthetic chemical process that originates from ethylene.  Ethylene is produced by cracking either crude oil or natural gas.  The direct feedstock (Normal Alpha Olefin - NAO) is produced through the chain growth and displacement process for producing petrochemically pure alpha olefins.  The polyalphaolefins (PAOs) are produced through synthesizing oligomers of either 1-decene or 1-dodecene.  These oligomers are distilled and hydrogenated to yield specific molecular weight ranges that meet the viscosity grades that are desired.  For example, the fraction that has predominantly the 1-decene trimer (C30 oligomer) has a 100°C viscosity of 4 cSt and is known as PAO 4.