Plastic manufacturing plant production line

Case Study: Pilsa Plastics

Shell Lubricant Solutions Helps Extend Oil-Drain Intervals By 100%

A comprehensive solution to boost operational performance.


Pilsa Plastic Products Inc. is an industry leader in plastics technology and production capacity, based in Turkey. The company was experiencing poor performance from their existing compressor lubricant, with oil analysis confirming the oil’s unsatisfactory thermal and oxidation stability. As a result, oil drains were required every 5,000 hours, causing operational costs to be higher than necessary.


Having monitored and analysed the existing oil’s performance using the Shell LubeAnalyst Oil Condition Monitoring (OCM) programme, the Shell technical team recommended a change to Shell Corena S4 R 68, alongside handling and application training.


Using Shell Corena S4 R 68 helped to:

  • reduce the company’s operational costs by 50 per cent
  • double the oil-drain intervals, from 5,000 to 10,000 hours.

When combined, the lower oil consumption, labour costs and oil waste – alongside improved maintenance practices – contributed to annual savings of $12,185.

The savings indicated are specific to the calculation date and mentioned site. These calculations may vary from site to site and from time to time, depending on, for example, the application, the operating conditions, the current product being used, the condition of the equipment and the maintenance practices.

Related Content

End-to-End Plastic Injection Moulding Solutions

Learn how upgrading your maintenance solutions can help optimise your plastic injection moulding operation.

Products and Services

Keep your systems running to spec with products and services that unlock equipment performance and energy efficiency.

3 Tips for Optimising Your Lubrication

Read our three-step plan for enhancing the power of lubrication in your plastic injection moulding business.

Lubricants for Plastic Injection Moulding

Learn more about how we can support your plastic manufacturing operations.

More about Shell Lubricants

Explore our Lubricants Services

Explore our complete toolkit of services, gain full access to Shell expertise and get online and in-person support.

Explore our Product Catalogue

Explore our range of high quality lubricants. Designed by experts, our products create substantial savings for businesses by helping to increase component efficiency, prolong equipment life and reduce downtime.