Printing Ink Distillates & Test Oils

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    Middle Distillates - high quality for a wide range of applications

    Due to their different compositions of molecules, middle distillate cuts have very diverse characteristics. Their differences in boiling range, viscosity or flow properties, mean that middle distillates cover a wide range of applications with individual performance. With our many years of expertise in the production of high-quality middle distillates, we are ideally equipped to meet the special requirements of different industries and sectors.

    Low-viscosity Base Oils

    Low-viscosity base oils with narrow boiling cuts are further processed in industry to produce a wide range of specialty products.

    Our matching products: Pilot® Oils

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    Printing Ink Distillates & Test Oils

    The printing ink industry relies on printing ink distillates with low aromatic content and test oils as a reference for highest quality standards.

    Our matching products: PKWF®, Paraset® and Printosol®

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    Paraffinic Solvents

    High-purity paraffinic solvents are a high-performance alternative to traditional solvents. They are characterized by reliable performance and low environmental impact.

    Our matching product: Halpasol®

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    ECO Base Products

    In addition to the technically excellent conventional base oils, three product variants based on renewable raw materials are also available.

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    René Tessmann

    Senior Vice President
    Business Unit Industrial


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    Jan Boerrigter
    Commercial Manager Europe & RoW

    Phone: +31 546621055
    Mobile: + 31 620449092


    Timo Parlowski

    Commercial Manager North America
    Phone: +1 (281) 331 8219 161
    Mobile: +1 347 809 3738


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    Middle Distillates Applications

    Versatile applications & consistently high quality

    The applications for middle distillates are broad, and their production requires special expertise and many years of experience. After all, obtaining the optimal product for the respective application requires modern technology, professional employees, high quality standards and a great deal of know-how about the right composition of all-important product characteristics - this is how we create a high-performance portfolio that has been convincing our customers for decades.

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    Low-viscosity Base Oils for

    • Silicone Sealants
    • Lubricants
    • Metalworking
    • Rolling Oils
    • Mould Release Oils
    • Additives

    Printing Ink Distillates + Test Oils for 

    • Heatset Printing
    • Sheet-fed Offset Printing
    • Coldset Printing

    Paraffinic Solvents for

    • Solvents and Degreasers
    • Cold Cleaners
    • Lamp Oils
    • Security Printing Inks
    • Special Extraction processes

    ECO Base Products for

    • ECO Base oils
    • ECO Metal Rolling oils
    • ECO Metalworking oils
    • ECO Transformer oils
    • ECO Printing Ink oils

    Product benefits due to investment in
    modern technologies

    Our new hydrogenation plant in Speyer

    Haltermann Carless is actively shaping the future - for even higher product quality, for stable security of supply, and for greater sustainability

    The new hydrogenation plant, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, enables us to offer a middle distillate portfolio with improved characteristics, such as reduced aromatics content, and to manufacture novel products and processes in an even more environmentally friendly way. The Speyer site - located in the center of Europe - offers the best conditions for this with its own logistics infrastructure, laboratories and a highly qualified and motivated team. This enables us to provide our worldwide customers with the best possible service.

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    Our Middle Distillates Product Range

    Low-viscosity Base OilsLow-viscosity base oils

    Under the Pilot® brand, we market low-viscosity base oils
    with narrow boiling ranges. They are further processed
    within industry into a wide range of specialty products,
    including lubricants, silicone sealants, metalworking fluids,
    rolling oils or extenders. They are also used for paper processing
    and water treatment.

    Each individual Pilot® oil is produced from specially selected
    raw materials using specific refining processes and offers a
    combination of best properties for the respective application.
    All grades have been developed in close cooperation with our customers.

    The oils meet all regulatory criteria of the industry they are used within and convince with their technical properties such as solution behavior, extreme temperature resistance, variable viscosities as well as an outstanding, defined boiling behavior. Pilot® oils offer formulators broad choices for use in highly concentrated additive packages. These include, for example, low aromatics content, high flash point, very good low-temperature behavior or good solvency power.

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    Printing ink distillates

    Printing Ink Distillates (PID)

    Under the PKWF®, Paraset® and Printosol® brands, we market an extensive product portfolio of high-quality Printing Ink Oils, each tailored to specific areas of application. As a leading manufacturer of Printing Ink Distillates, we offer a selection with various combinations of properties to meet the respective requirements for individual formulations used in heatset, sheetfed offset and coldset applications. 

    In the future, hydrogenation will also enable us to offer our Printing Ink Oils virtually free of aromatics and thus respond to changing customer needs.

    Test Oils

    Together with leading manufacturers of resins and ink oils, we have developed specific Test Oils in the boiling range from 260 °C to 290 °C based on the Eurocommit working group. Our Test Oils are approved and used for measuring the precipitation temperature or determining the varnish viscosity. As reference materials, they enable uniform standards for quality control of printing ink resins, both by the manufacturer during production and by the end-user.

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    Paraffinic Solventspipetting-sample_GettyImages-482185539_L_1100x620px_200508

    Our Halpasol® products are a high-performance alternative to traditional solvents. They feature reliable performance, low environmental impact, and find a wide range of uses as solvents and degreasers, cold cleaners, lamp oils, for security inks and for special extraction processes.

    The Halpasol® product line is based on selected petrochemical raw materials that are processed into solvents with low aromatic content and odour. The n-paraffinic products are extremely mild in terms of odour and offer excellent solvent properties. The iso-paraffinic line includes stronger solvents with similar properties for man and the environment.

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    ECO Base PortfolioECO Base products

    Versatile applications in the industrial, health and food sectors use our specially developed sustainable products based on vegetable oils or other renewable raw materials. Through hydroisomerization and subsequent refinements, we offer these high-quality products. Our development portfolio also includes base oils with low aromatic content. 

    Technical advantages and a reduction in the CO2 footprint are the benefits of our ECO Base products: Compared with products made from fossil base materials, 1.6 to 3.0 kilograms of CO2
    can be saved with each kilogram of our ECO Base oils. In this way,we support our customers in making their processes and applications more effective and reducing their global warming potential.

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    Service & Consulting – what you can expect from us

    Haltermann Carless places particular emphasis on the areas that have distinguished the company for more than 160 years. These include, above all, proximity to customers, long-term cooperation based on trust, and customized individual services.

    For our middle distillate customers this means 

    Quality assurance through 

    • modern technology, in particular through the new hydrogenation process, 
    • our qualified laboratories on site and 
    • permanent further education and training of our employees.

    Delivery promise through 

    • a comprehensive infrastructure with our own jetty at the plant site, our own loading and unloading stations for rail tank cars and loading point for tank trucks, as well as 
    • customized transport and packaging solutions.

    Special service by 

    • needs-based testing and analysis methods, 
    • solution-oriented approaches for high-performance products, and 
    • individual formulations.


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    Certificates & REACH – proof of our high quality standard

    haltermann carless certificatesOur quality promise is also reflected in our successful certifications:

    • ISO 9001 for our quality management
    • ISO 14001 for our environmental management 
    • ISO 50001 for our energy management
    • ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation DAkkS for our laboratory in Hamburg, Germany
    • Ecovadis Gold award, in recognition of our responsible and sustainable actions


    Everything about our commitments can be found here.


    To provide our customers with consistently high quality standards, we rely on decades of experience and expertise, our modern technology, our qualified processes and our quality-assuring laboratories. Our middle distillates are of course all REACH registered

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    Through regular education and training, we not only ensure our high level of expertise, but are also always informed about trends and current developments. We are actively involved in expert committees and associations in order to shape future topics, regulations and changes. 

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