Singapore, April 2011 - At the Sea Asia, Klüber Lubrication will be presenting innovative speciality lubricants for the maritime and offshore industries on booth W 19. The focus will be on high performance synthetic lubricants that can contribute sizably to the protection of the environment against oil pollution in the event of leakages into to sea. Speciality lubricants of this type support operators in extending maintenance intervals, reducing lubricant consumption and operating costs.
The newly developed Klüberbio RM 2-150 presented by Klüber Lubrication is a non-toxic, readily biodegradable stern tube oil for fixed-pitch and controllable-pitch propellers. These applications below the water line are at the focus of shipowners' demand for eco-compatible alternatives to the mineral oil-based products predominantly used today. Klüber Lubrication engineers have succeeded in designing the oil optimally compatible with the elastomer materials of most commonly used seals so that the propeller shaft seal's life expectancy remains unaffected.
Klüberbio EG 2-150 is another readily biodegradable gear oil recently launched by Klüber Lubrication especially for use in thrusters and rudder propellers. With this synthetic ester oil, Klüber Lubrication has succeeded in developing an eco-compatible alternative to mineral oil which at the same time offers the reliability required for these gears with their taxing lubrication requirements. Klüberbio EG 2-150 is also compatible with the elastomer materials commonly used. The special oil has a high scuffing resistance and shows superior service life and viscosity-temperature behaviour compared to conventional mineral oil-based gear oils.
The experts from Klüber Lubrication will also provide information on the white adhesive lubricant Klüberplex AG 11-462, which has been successfully used on many winches and cranes and enables clean lubrication of davits and steel ropes on cruise ships. Klüberplex AG 11-462 excels, among other things, by its very good adhesion even at tropical temperatures and its outstanding lubricity and anticorrosive effect also in contact with sea water.
Further topics will be the latest developments of high-performance gear oils, compressor oils for air and gas compressors, the company's portofolio of speciality lubricants for open gear rims and its comprehensive range of services for the maritime and offshore industries. These include development partnerships, comprehensive consultation on applications, lubricant analyses and customer training.
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, a Business Unit of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. In 2010, Klüber Lubrication had approximately 1800 employees in more than 30 countries.