Powerful, naturally: Klüber Lubrication at the SMM 2014 in Hamburg

July 18. 2014

Powerful, naturally: Klüber Lubrication at the SMM 2014 in Hamburg

New, readily biodegradable speciality lubricants reduce environmental impact and comply with the requirements of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL)

Munich, 18th July, 2014  – Under the motto "powerful, naturally", Klüber Lubrication will be presenting its efficient and eco-compatible speciality lubricants for ships, offshore installations and other marine applications at the SMM 2014, hall A3, stand 309. The focus will be on EALs (Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants), which comply with the 2013 Vessel General Permit requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in terms of biodegradability, minimal toxicity and bio-accumulation.

"EALs made by Klüber Lubrication are readily biodegradable and non-toxic to marine organisms, which considerably reduces their environmental impact in the event of a leakage", explains Dirk Fabry, Business Development Manager for Marine, Oil & Gas at Klüber Lubrication. "Our new stern tube oils, high-performance gear oils and hydraulic fluids contain more than 90 % renewable raw materials and bear the European ECO label."

Product highlights from Klüber Lubrication at a glance:

Klüberbio AG 39-602 is a new, eco-compatible adhesive lubricant for open gears and steel cables in contact with water, with a base oil coming from 100 % renewable resources. With its good adhesion to surfaces and water resistance, Klüberbio AG 39-602 leads to long relubrication intervals.
Its anticorrosive and wear protective additives as well as adhesive properties reduce lubricant consumption and extend component life.

Stern tube oils of the Klüberbio RM 2 series extend the lifetime of both the seal and the oil due to their good resistance to oxidation and hydrolysis as well as compatibility with elastomer seals. Klüberbio RM 2-oils are approved by well-known manufacturers of propeller shaft seals.

The new, readily biodegradable high-performance gear oils of the Klüberbio EG 2 series offer a high scuffing load capacity, providing reliable protection against fretting damage.  Klüberbio EG 2 oils are approved by leading manufacturers of propellers shaft seals and thrusters.

The eco-compatible synthetic hydraulic fluids of the Klüberbio LR 9 series help hydraulic systems get easily started even at low temperatures due to their good viscosity-temperature behaviour and low pour point. They can therefore be used even where temperatures fluctuate considerably.

Besides the most recent product developments, Klüber Lubrication will be presenting further high-performance lubricants for marine applications at the SMM 2014. This includes, in particular, the white adhesive lubricant Klüberplex AG 11-462 for girth gear and rack drives as well as steel cables, the synthetic high-performance gear oil Klübersynth GEM 2-320, the biodegradable low-temperature operational lubricant Klüberbio LG 39-700 for open drives and the rust remover Klüberbio Z 2-5.

At the SMM 2014, the experts from Klüber Lubrication will be pleased to answer all questions visitors may have regarding the subject of tribology at the high seas.

About Klüber Lubrication
Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a test bay hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.
Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2.000 employees in more than 30 countries.

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities
Freudenberg Chemical Specialities Munich, was founded in 2004 as a new Business Group within the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim, Germany, a family-owned, diversified technology company with a history of more than 160 years. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities has a lean, market-oriented organisation with Management Board and Corporate Functions. Its objective is to promote innovation potentials in its field of activities and to expand world-wide market leadership in special lubricants and release agents. The Business Group includes five largely independent divisions which are active in more than 50 countries: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, SurTec, Capol and OKS.

Press contact
Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG
Andreas Hasslinger, Marketing Communications
Geisenhausenerstr. 7
81379 München
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 78 76-467

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