- Hydrocracking is the refining process in which middle and heavy distillate fractions are cracked (broken into smaller molecules). They are then reformed in presence of hydrogen at extreme pressures and temperatures.
- Hydrocracking is an alternative to solvent refining technology which allows production of a far more pure and stable base stock.
- Hydrocracking chemically rearranges less stable crude oil molecules into stable molecules.
- The result is a stable lubricant which is water clear and free from impurities.