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Marine Environmentally acceptable and biodegradable marine lubricants featured at WorkBoat Show

Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, will showcase its environmentally acceptable and biodegradable line of marine lubricants at booth #4727 during the International WorkBoat Show, Dec. 1-3 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

These products include:

  • Klüberbio AG 39-602, an environmentally acceptable adhesive lubricant for open gears and steel cables.
  • Klüberbio EG oils, a series of readily biodegradable gear oils for thrusters and rudder propellers.

Based on ester oil and selected additives, Klüberbio AG 39-602 complies with the requirements for environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) as defined in Appendix A of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP). It contains greater than 60 percent of renewable raw materials, resulting in reduced environmental impact in the event of discharge into water. With its good adhesion to surfaces and water resistance, Klüberbio AG 39-602 leads to long relubrication intervals. Its anti-corrosion and anti-wear additives also ensure longer component life and reduced wear. Klüberbio AG 39-602 meets the biodegradability, minimally toxic and non-bioaccumulative standards established by the 2013 VGP.

The specialty grease is targeted for applications that require adhesion, corrosion protection, resistance to water washout, and protection from wear. Protection of wire rope and open pinion gears on winches is the primary target application, but plain bearing applications, such as rudder posts and lifeboat davits, are also good uses for Klüberbio AG 39-602. Its high base oil viscosity of 600 cSt provides excellent film thickness leading to reduced wear of components.

Klüberbio EG 2-68, 2-100, and 2-150 are high-performance, readily biodegradable, non-toxic gear oils that contain more than 90 percent of renewable raw materials. Klüberbio EG 2 oils are non-toxic to marine organisms, bear the European Ecolabel and comply with the requirements of the 2013 VGP. Klüberbio EG 2 oils are compatible with standard elastomers made of NBR and FKM of leading propeller shaft sealing manufacturers.

Klüberbio EG 2 oils offer a high scuffing load capacity to protect the gear teeth against damage even at high peak loads. As the oil is resistant to oxidation and hydrolysis, it offers a significantly longer service life than other EALs. As a result, oil change intervals are extended and maintenance and disposal costs reduced.

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