Many factors can create a need for product development. It could be legislative or regulatory changes; customer demand for increased efficiency or operational cost reduction; a need to improve quality, performance or durability; or an unusually demanding operating environment. Whatever the reason, no matter how demanding or unusual the specification required, our industry experts will work closely with specialist chemists to develop and test new formulations and deliver the optimum solution. All testing of new products is undertaken by independent laboratories and samples can be supplied to customers for their own development testing.

We have developed base oils for a wide range of applications, including those requiring attributes such as low odour, low volatility, oxidative stability, specific distillation characteristics and meeting regulatory classifications for food contact. Applications where such properties are valued include:

  • Speciality drilling fluids
  • Citrus crop spray oils
  • Metal working fluids
  • Shock Absorber Fluids
  • Turbine oils
  • Aviation hydraulic fluids
  • Gel candles and lamp oils
  • Defoamants

Contact SIP's Technical Support Department at for base fluid recommendations for any of these applications.