Elevance expands product availability

Published 12:01 am Sunday, March 2, 2014

WOODRIDGE, Ill. — Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. announced during a seminar at the 18th annual ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference in London that it has expanded commercial availability of its product, Elevance Aria WTP 40.

The company said the high-viscosity lubricant base stock that combines the composition and properties of two key synthetic base stock technologies into a single, high-performance product designed to provide differentiated performance in broad markets such as engine and gear lubricants, industrial and hydraulic fluids, and greases is now available to customers globally.

“The customer response to the initial data we introduced at the Ninth Pan American ICIS Base Oils and Lubricants conference last December has been strong and positive,” said Robin Weitkamp, senior vice president, lubricants and additives for Elevance. “We are pleased that we’re now able to bring this product to the market globally.”

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Elevance is headquartered in Woodridge and has a biorefinery in Indonesia. It’s second site, in Natchez, is scheduled to begin production as a biorefinery soon.