Modern synthetic esters can be ‘tuned’ to perform in nearly any environment and application. Need excellent hydrolytic stability? Esters can do that! How about oxidative stability? No problem! Biodegradability? Lubricity? High viscosity index? Low temperature properties? All of these are possible with the right synthetic ester. Synthetic esters are manufactured from carboxylic acids and alcohols which are very common chemical building blocks. They provide almost unlimited structural and performance possibilities by choosing the starting materials wisely.