New High MW Renoil Process Oils Reduce Car Interior Fogging and Mobility in Food Contact

Renkert Oil is proud to announce that its new Renoil products have received quality approval and are now available to manufacturers.

Our product testing has revealed the positive impacts of these higher MW oils and their effect on automotive fogging and oil mobility for food contact applications.

Details of the experiments were presented in a paper at the November 2017 Global TPE conference in Munich, Germany. See the report.

40% reduction in car interior fogging

Hot car interiors need Renoil high MW oil for 40% less fogging.

To complement and extend our range of Chevron ParaLux premium process oils, we created these new Renoil Low Volatility Oils. The Renoil LV products are clear with 1000 and 1500 SUS @ 100F viscosity, and feature high flash points and high molecular weights.

Although Chevron ParaLux 6001 has been the standard for passing automotive interior fogging requirements, our testing proved that Renoil 1500-LV performs even better. It reduces fogging by over 40%, providing another tool for producing optimal color match soft touch TPEs.

Star Thermoplastics logo ( Renoil user for reduced fogging car interior parts manufacturing).Our engineers recently worked with leading TPE manufacturer Star Thermoplastic Alloys and Rubber to manufacture finished car interior components. They also reported a full 40% less fogging than the best-option oil they had been using.

Reduced oil mobility in food / medical applications

Colorful, flexible toothbrush handles can be manufactured with Renoil process oil.Renkert has also added a range of high MW specialty products to our food grade mineral oils lineup.

Renoil High Viscosity White Oils were created to deliver added flexibility.

These HV oils are designed for use without thickeners, so manufacturers can simplify formulations. The increased viscosity and MW also reduce the mobility of the oil as a component in polymer packaging.

Contact us for a consultation and find out if Renoil products are right for you.

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Renkert Oil Receives 100% Quality Approval from Fermi NOvA Project

Renkert Oil has completed the final delivery of blended scintillator for the Fermi NOvA project.

Renkert’s participation in this US government project was deemed a great success, with 100% quality approval and no rejections of more than 2.75 million gallons of ultra-pure scintillator fluid supplied. Renkert Oil blended the scintillator based upon our superior technical white mineral oil.

Learn more about this massive physics experiment on the Fermilab site.

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Renkert Delivers for Fermi NOvA Project

Renkert Oil began production deliveries of Fermi Lab NOvA project scintillator detector fluid November 5, 2012. The scintillator, which is used to detect neutrinos, is being installed in a very large detector in Ash River, MN.

Renkert Oil has been responsible for providing high purity Renkert produced this scintillator fluid for the Fermi NOvA project.mineral oil and blending it with Pseudocumene and various wave shifter powders and antistatic ingredients to produce the finished scintillator.

Extreme care is taken to produce a scintillator that meets NOvA’s stringent requirements. A dedicated facility was constructed in Hammond, IN, which precisely combines these components and prevents contamination. The end product is a scintillator fluid that is crystal clear but emits a blue glow from interaction with neutrinos.

This is a critical component in the massive Ash River detector. As the installation of the Scintillator ramps up to scheduled rates, Renkert will be shipping about 135,000 pounds per week to Minnesota.

Currently we have 1.6 million pounds of finished and approved scintillator in stock and will perform regular production blends to meet NOvA’s needs. We anticipate three years of production to complete this project.

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Renkert Wins FermiLab Contract

Renkert Oil has been awarded a three-year contract to supply high purity mineral oil to FermiLab for their $278 million physics experiment.

The oil is used in a large detector to be constructed in Minnesota. In total, 10,000 MT (3 million gallons) of oil will be used. Renkert Oil will provide the mineral oil out of their Riverdale, IL facility where tight control of properties allows the Renoil 70-T to meet FermiLab’s exacting standards. Very high clarity is required to ensure that the photocell detectors will be able to measure every neutrino collision in the detector.

In the project, the Fermi Accelerator in Batavia, IL will beam neutrinos through the earth to the Canadian border. There, the detector will measure how many and what “flavor” arrive at the destination (800 km). The project is designed to learn more about these hard to detect neutrinos.

The path of the neutrinos is shown below (as deep as 10 km below the Earth’s surface).

Renkert Oil supplies the Fermilab physics experiment.
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