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New special grease – versatile and eco-compatible

September 04. 2012

New special grease – versatile and eco-compatible

Good adhesion ensures high reliability

Munich, 4 September 2012 - Salt water, crashing waves, the ship's decks permanently drenched - conditions at the high seas can be rough. The bearings of cranes, winches and sheaves, and also ropes and open drives must be relubricated with care on a regular basis to ensure reliable operation. The readily biodegradable special grease Klüberbio M 72-82 was developed by Klüber Lubrication especially for the eco-friendly lubrication of rolling bearings and other components operating under extreme maritime conditions.

"It is inevitable that some of the greases used will drop off and ultimately be washed into the sea", explains Dirk Fabry, Market Manager Maritime and Offshore Industry at Klüber Lubrication. "The use of eco-compatible lubricants can help prevent excessive impact on the environment and marine organisms."

Long relubrication intervals owing to excellent adhesion
Klüberbio M 72-82 is highly resistant to water, protects components against corrosion, and due to its good adhesion enables long relubrication intervals. The fully synthetic special grease offers good wear protection and can be pumped through lubricating systems over a wide temperature range. The product can also be used in cold climates down to minus 40 degrees Celsius without problems.

Biologically degradable for use in many applications
The biodegradability of the grease is over 60 percent after 28 days according to OECD 301 F. Klüberbio M 72-82 should be the preferred choice wherever contact with water or soil cannot be excluded. Besides on ships or offshore platforms, Klüberbio M 72-82 may also be used for components in port facilities, hydroelectric power stations or water sports craft.

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. In 2011, Klüber Lubrication had approximately 1900 employees in more than 30 countries.

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Klüber Lubrication München
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