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Good adhesion and high water resistance extend relubrication intervals of open gears and steel cables

September 08. 2014

Good adhesion and high water resistance extend relubrication intervals of open gears and steel cables

Eco-friendly lubrication providing high protection against corrosion and wear

Munich, September 9th, 2014 – Many lubrication points on a ship are in contact with seawater. Two criteria are particularly important to prevent the lubricant from being washed off from time to time affecting the eco-system: On the one hand, the lubricant has to be highly adhesive and, on the other hand, it has to comply with all requirements on environmental compatibility. With Klüberbio AG 39-602, Klϋber Lubrication has now launched a new, eco-compatible adhesive lubricant for open gears and steel cables.

“This speciality grease is targeted for applications that require adhesion, corrosion protection, resistance to water washout, and high protection from wear,” says Dirk Fabry, Business Development Manager, Business Unit Marine, Oil & Gas from Klüber Lubrication. "The main application areas of Klüberbio AG 39-602 are steel cables and open pinion drives of winches and cranes. Additionally, the grease can be used for the lubrication of plain bearings, e.g. in rudder posts or davits of lifeboats. Its high base oil viscosity of 600 mm²/s ensures an excellent lubricating film thickness and reduces wear of components."

Klüberbio AG 39-602 contains more than 60 percent of renewable raw materials, resulting in reduced environmental impact in the event of discharge into water. The new adhesive lubricant is based on ester oil and complies with the 2013 Vessel General Permit requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in terms of biodegradability, minimal toxicity and bio-accumulation to be met by Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (Appendix A of the US EPA VGP (Vessel General Permit) 2013).

Klüberbio AG 39-602 can be applied continuously through transfer lubrication with pinion or by brush. For the lubrication of steel cables also automatic lubrication systems can also be used.

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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