ConoPure Process Oils

The Difference Is Perfectly Clear.

​Purity is the key to ConoPure™ Process Oil performance.

ConoPure™ paraffinic process oils are produced using an advanced hydrocracking and catalytic dewaxing process that yields extremely pure colorless products, virtually free of aromatics, polar compounds and sulfur. These highly refined oils exhibit properties that are ideal for use as process oils and extenders in rubber, plastics, adhesives and numerous other applications. End use products include:

  • “Under the hood” automotive parts
  • Pulp & paper defoamers
  • Spray oils for herbicides and pesticides
  • Automotive moldings
  • Sports equipment
  • Rubber membranes
  • Sealants
  • Coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Footwear
  • Textiles & textile fiber

ConoPure™ process oils are produced under a QS 9000 quality management system, and provide users with exceptional performance characteristics:

  • Highly saturated
  • Extremely pure
  • Low volatility
  • Highly stable
  • Colorless

​Product Information

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Because ConoPure™ process oils are produced using an advanced hydrocracking and catalytic dewaxing process, their performance properties exceed most conventional paraffinic and naphthenic process oils.

These properties include:

  • Highly saturated
  • Extremely pure
    • Virtually no aromatics
    • No sulfur
    • No polar compounds
    • No nitrogen
  • Colorless and non-staining
  • Low volatility
  • Highly stable
    • Thermal
    • UV
    • Oxidation
    • Color
  • Excellent compatibility with rubber polymers
  • Meets 21 CFR 178.3620(c)
  • Very low DBD/DBF

These properties create distinct advantages in a wide variety of process oil applications.

ConoPure™ Advantages in EPDM & Other Rubber Applications

Color: With colorless ConoPure™ process oils, designers can produce much lighter colored polymers and finished rubber products.

Stability: ConoPure™ process oils are so completely free of impurities that they are much more resistant than other oils to oxidation and discoloration from heat and light. That means more stable color and longer life for finished EPDM and other rubber products.

Low Volatility: Due to the virtual absence of aromatics, ConoPure™ process oils produce lower emissions during polymer production, compounding and fabrication. This low volatility also contributes to their stability in end use applications. Their exceptional stability when exposed to heat makes them ideal for high temperature environments.

ConoPure™ process oils can be used in a wide variety of applications in natural rubber, EPDM, EPM, polyisoprene and butyl rubbers, as well as certain thermoplastic elastomers. Typical end use applications include:

  • Polymer production
  • “Under the hood” automotive parts
  • Automobile moldings
  • Tire whitewalls
  • Sound and vibration dampening materials
  • Wire and cable insulation and sheathing
  • Weatherstripping and rubber membranes
  • Roofing compounds
  • Sporting goods
  • Conveyor belts for food processing
  • High temperature applications

ConoPure™ Advantages in Adhesives Applications

ConoPure™ oils are well suited for adhesive applications where long-term color stability is important, such as medical and decorative adhesives. The UV stability and colorless characteristics of ConoPure™ oils help create finished products that will not fade or discolor quickly. In addition, the low volatility of ConoPure™ oils is desirable for use in building and household adhesives.

ConoPure™ Advantages as Spray Oils

Phillips 66’s hydrocracking process results in highly saturated oils with very high unsulfonated residue values and narrow distillation ranges. This makes ConoPure™ oils safer for plants. They are ideal for spray oil applications requiring a low toxicity pesticide or a more effective herbicidal adjuvant.

ConoPure™ Process Oils in Other Applications

ConoPure™ process oils are suitable for a wide range of other applications including use as a component of non-food articles intended for use in contact with food in accordance with FDA regulation 21 CFR178.3620(c). These other applications include:

  • Packaging adhesives
  • Defoaming agents
  • Filters
  • Textiles and textile fibers
  • Metallic foil manufacturing
  • Coatings and sealants

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Using advanced hydroprocessing technology, Phillips 66 converts crude oil molecules into extremely pure colorless products, virtually free of aromatics, polar compounds and sulfur. The result is a paraffinic mineral oil free of the impurities that limit the performance of conventional process oils.

Here is how the process works:

  1. Feedstock is separated into distillates and vacuum gas oils.
  2. Waxy vacuum gas oil molecules flow to the hydrocracker to begin conversion.
  3. Hydrogen is introduced to saturate the molecules and remove impurities such as nitrogen, sulfur, oxygen and heavy metals.
  4. Hydrocracking, under conditions of extreme temperature and pressure in the presence of a catalyst, converts aromatic molecules into saturated paraffins.
  5. The altered stock is noticeably lighter in color due to the absence of contaminants.
  6. Long waxy paraffin molecules are restructured into shorter, branched isoparaffins which resist gelling and improve low temperature pumpability.
  7. Hydrogen is introduced again to remove any remaining aromatics and impurities, enhancing the oxidation and thermal stability of the now colorless oil.

Contact Us

Title Name Phone E-Mail
Sales Director, Base Oils Singh Nindra (832) 765-4553
Account Specialist Paula Gartica (832) 765-2115
​Account Specialist ​Greg Pelini ​(888) 877-3170
​Account Specialist ​Christine Bailey ​(800) 527-3236

​Loading Requirements

Excel Paralubes

Westlake, Louisiana

General Requirements:

  1. All railcars must be single compartment center loading (No split cars can be loaded).
  2. All railcars must have "truck center" lengths ranging from 41' 9" to 50' 9".
  3. Outage tables with shell capacities and tare weights will be provided to Excel Paralubes prior to loading. Proper stencil is required on railcar, (i.e. tare weight, gross weight, etc.) In addition, please advise as to whether the railcar is lined or unlined. All release samples will be taken from the top of the railcar. A standing vehicle waiver is approved by the partners for all unlined railcars waiving particulates in the bottom outlet sample.
  4. Customer should verify quality & quantity of product before off-loading. If there are any discrepancies, contact your Customer Service Center immediately.
  5. Excel Paralubes will only load clean railcars or Excel Paralubes base oil residual railcars. As long as the previous content of a customer-supplied railcar was an Excel Pure Performance base oil, any subsequent load(s) can be of any grade of Excel base oil without additional cleaning. The railcar will receive a preload inspection and must be clean and dry. (Customer-supplied railcars with non-Excel Paralubes residual oil will be considered for loading after a vehicle waiver request has been approved and a previous content MSDS has been supplied.
  6. Excel Paralubes will load railcars which have the top valve mechanism that opens the bottom outlet valve, with the release sample taken from the top of the railcar instead of the bottom outlet. A visual check sample cannot be taken from the bottom outlet.
  7. Phillips 66's standard demurrage policy allows customers to keep the railcar seven days on site at no charge. Detention charges begin on the eighth day and accrue at a rate of $50 per day. This rate is subject to change without prior notice.
  8. When Phillips 66's railcars have been offloaded, reverse route the railcar back to: Excel Paralubes, Westlake, LA.
  9. Superior Railcar Services, Inc. provides maintenance and repair service at Excel Paralubes. This contractor will also service customer railcars if necessary. Prior to performing any work on customer railcars, Phillips 66 Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) will make every effort to notify the customer about immediate maintenance required for repair confirmation/approval.  If the CSR cannot reach the customer in a timely manner, all estimated repairs under $50.00 will be completed without customer consent to avoid delayed shipments. No repairs over $50.00 will be performed without customer consent.  Repair costs will be invoiced to the customer directly by Superior Railcar Services.

If you require further information, contact the Phillips 66 Customer Service Center at 1-800-527-3236 or 1-888-877-3170.

Excel Paralubes

Westlake, Louisiana

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General Requirements:

  1. All trailers must be clean, dry, and vapor-free certified by:
    1. Cleaning certificate provided to Excel Loader upon arrival, or
    2. Excel previous contents as demonstrated by bill of lading provided to Excel Loader upon arrival.

    "Clean" shall mean: trailer must be free of water, free of any visible particulates, and well drained.

    Trailers previously containing non-Excel Paralubes product require a written customer waiver before scheduling.

    NOTE: Excel will reject any trailer whose last contents were hazardous material that required placarding; a cleanout certificate is required to load these vehicles.

  2. Equipment must be capable of holding the specified order amount, or must be capable of weighing 78,500 lbs. (gross weight) without load being shut down due to product touching the scully.
  3. If loaded by Excel, all trailers will be inspected prior to loading by our operator. If card key loaded by driver, all trailers must by inspected before arrival. Loads will be sampled and tested prior to release.
  4. All loads must be scheduled with the Excel scheduler. Any changes should be handled through the Excel Shipping department.
  5. Drivers must be able to provide strapping tables per compartment upon request. Compartment capacities must be clearly marked.
  6. If loaded by Excel, baffled trailers will be rejected without a written customer waiver.
  7. All trailers must be single compartment trailers unless scheduled order is for more than one product.
  8. ALL trailers must have bottom-center 4" male dry-break connections (API 501) and be Scully Groundhog™-system (8-pin) capable. Loading and overflow protection connections must be bolted, screwed, or welded to the trailer before arrival to load. Trailers with camlock connections in the loading manifold, and/or hatch mounted overflow protection will not be accepted for loading. Overflow protection probe must extend at least 6" into the barrel of the tank.
  9. Loading connections must be located in a 6' span that is centered 38' from the center of the front axle of the truck and/or 32' from the center of the rear axle of the trailer.
  10. Due to the construction of our loading racks, maximum allowable height of the tractor is 12' 7" (excluding stacks), for all loads requiring trailer samples. If tractor exceeds 12' 7" and will be loaded by Excel, a waiver must be obtained to waive trailer inspection and release on line sample If tractor exceeds 12' 7" and will be loaded by the driver, the trailer must be loaded at the East Loading Rack.
  11. Loading connection(s) must exit from the passenger side of the trailer, 36" high maximum and 24" high minimum. The connection(s) must be parallel to the loading scale slab, parallel to the axle of the trailer. The face of the loading connection must be a maximum of 19" from the outer edge of the tank and/or attachments (hose racks, etc.) and be unobstructed by ladders, etc. NO rear/center loaders allowed.
  12. Trailers must be equipped with a loading line drylock which can be sealed unless a written customer waiver is obtained before scheduling.
  13. The vent/overflow line on all trailers must be capable of connecting to our 4" vent line.
  14. Excel’s Bill of Lading and Certificate of Analysis are the official shipping documents and must be presented to customer personnel for sole verification of product for offloading purposes.

Driver Requirements:

  1. Drivers must present a valid TWIC card. If driver does not have a TWIC card, he/she will not be allowed entry into our facility, and therefore load will not be processed.

Safety/Environmental Requirements:

  1. All cell phones must be turned off before entering the Excel facility, and remain off until drivers have exited the facility.
  2. All safety procedures and instructions received from Excel loading personnel must be obeyed.
  3. Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas.
  4. The following minimum personal protective safety equipment must be worn: hard hat, safety glasses, and leather or rubber work shoes/boots with a distinct heel.
  5. The driver should immediately notify an Excel employee if he/she is involved in an accident or observes an unsafe condition.
  6. All drivers must comply with Excel or D.O.T. rules and regulations, whichever is more stringent while operating transport vehicles within the Excel facility. Transport vehicles are NOT to exceed 10 mph and must obey all signs and directives. While loading, waiting to load, or waiting for appropriate paperwork after loading, the vehicle's engine and electrical system (unless necessary for Scully operation) must be turned off and the brakes set.
  7. All drivers are required to have a copy of the D.O.T. Emergency Response Guidebook.
  8. All spills must be reported to an Excel employee immediately. No product is to be drained from transport vehicles to the ground. Containers used to catch drips must be emptied appropriately.

Excel Truck Loading

If you require further information, contact the Phillips 66 Customer Service Center at (800) 527-3236 or (888) 877-3170.