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Lube Oil and Waxes

Lube oil and waxes


Lube oil, wax and white oil process technologies are part of the core business of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ Refining technology division. Feedstocks are low value VGO, residues and unconverted oil (UCO) from hydrocracker bottoms (HCB). Our proprietary technologies have been used for decades in the production of:

  • motor oils of international quality standard

  • industrial oils

  • transformer oils

  • treated distillate aromatic extract (TDAE) for rubber production

  • technical and pharmaceutical white oils

  • hard waxes, including food grade quality

  • and have undergone constant improvement and adaptation to meet the requirements of the modern industry.

The following processes are provided:

  • hydrowax vacuum distillation for processing UCO/HCB to group II lube oils

  • solvent extraction and re-extraction

  • propane deasphalting

  • solvent dewaxing

  • wax deoiling

  • lube oil hydrofinishing

  • wax/white oil hydrogenation

Our specialty:

  • Laboratory facilities are available for pilot testing of individual feedstocks

  • Our technologies have been optimized with respect to low utility consumption and high product quality

  • Processes can be tailored to individual needs

Lube and Wax Processes: Overall Process Scheme within Uhde Portfolio