If you picked up the latest issue of Supertax you may have read our story on synthetic oil entitled: “Is Synthetic Oil Worth It?”
On page 40 of that story we mentioned that a company called Hatco originally synthesized poly-alpha-olefin esters to produce ester-based synthetics for aircraft and automotive engines.
This part is accurate. However, we inferred in brackets that AMSOIL was the same company. The fact is Hatco was not associated corporately with AMSOIL.
These two have always been separate companies and although AMSOIL may have utilized some base stocks synthesized by Hatco, there are a number of different suppliers that could have done so also.
AMSOIL was one of, if not the earliest company to offer ester-based synthetics for automotive engines.
Its research highlighted the unique molecular structures true synthetics possess when compared to petroleum-based synthetics.