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New synthetic high-temperature grease for the food and pharmaceutical industries

September 27. 2017

New synthetic high-temperature grease for the food and pharmaceutical industries

Innovative NSF H1 lubricant for bearings operating under permanent high temperatures

High production temperatures in the food industry, for example in ovens, proofing cabinets, conveyors or motors, put considerable strain on the bearings. With Klüberfood NH1 74-401, Klüber Lubrication has now succeeded in developing a new high-temperature grease for a wide range of applications in the food industry, which is able to realise its full potential at permanent temperatures of up to 160 degrees Celsius. This was made possible by using an innovative, FDA-approved polyurea thickener developed by Klüber Lubrication. The new high-temperature bearing grease is NSF H1-registered and certified according to ISO 21469. In addition, Klüberfood NH1 74-401 is free of MOSH/MOAH.

“In the lubrication of bearings that are operated at high temperatures, manufacturers often have been obliged to lower expectations with regard to food safety and resort to industrial greases”, said Jürgen Murhammer, Global Market Manager Food Industry at Klüber Lubrication. “Since our new high-temperature grease is designed for temperature peaks up to 180 degrees Celsius, it is the perfect solution for the lubrication of bearings in the food industry. In addition, the number of necessary lubricants can be reduced, minimising the risk of mix-up.”

In Klüberfood NH1 74-401, the versatility of the innovative polyurea thickener was combined with the performance and high load carrying capacity of a synthetic base oil. As a result, extended lubrication intervals and maintenance intervals can be achieved at medium and high temperatures, while lower quantities of lubricant are needed in the production process. Klüberfood NH1 74-401 is suitable for manual application as well as for use in central lubrication systems.

 

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 Unit of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has approximately 2000 employees in more than 30 countries.

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialties. To be close to its customers, the company is represented globally in the market with its five brands, Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the global leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products, and solutions for surface and galvanic technologies. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, the Business Group runs its own companies in some 40 countries. In 2015, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities employed about 3,300 people and generated sales of about € 960million.

For more information, please visit http://www.fcs-munich.com

 

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