Calumet Calester

Calumet CalEster base stocks are Group V synthetic base oils that offer excellent thermal stability and biodegradability. Used in many markets for its high temperature stability and viscosity ranges for aviation, refrigeration, automotive, and industrial lubricant applications. See below for some of the key features and benefits that polyol esters have to offer.

Calumet CalEsters provide excellent stability in high temperatures and desired fluidity in low temperatures. They are phthalate free, readily biodegradable and provide excellent additive solubility.


  • HFC Refrigeration Systems
  • Jet Turbine Engines Oils
  • Oven Chains Lubricants
  • 2-Stroke Oils
  • High Temperature Greases
  • Textile Fiber Lubricants
  • Automotive Crankcase Oils
  • Fire Resistant Transformer Fluids
  • Metalworking Fluids
  • Fire Resistant Hydraulic Oils
  • Personal Care Products

End Markets - Industrial Lubricants


Screw/Reciprocating Compressors:

Extends oil changes to 8,000 hours or greater. Provides lower oil consumption which results in energy saved. Prevents deposit build up and increases efficiency. Improves safety of operations and reduces wasted energy consumption. End result is less maintenance and down time of equipment.

Oven Chain Lubricants:

POEs offer highest performance to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. Low volatility reduces smoke and fires. Low deposits keep chains and product parts clean. High lubricity reduces energy usage and allows for higher temps to increase productivity.

Hydraulic Fluids:

Offer fire resistance needed for high temperatures and high viscosity ranges. POEs are biodegradable to meet specific environmental regulations to be considered "green" lubricants. Costs tend to be lower compared to other phosphate options.