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Eco-compatible open gear lubricant

March 24. 2016

Eco-compatible open gear lubricant

New Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL) offers high wear protection even at low temperaures

For manufacturers and operators of anchor winches, jack-up systems and other on-board equipment with open drives and in contact with sea water, Klüber Lubrication developed the new grease Klüberbio LG 39-701 N. The lubricant's good low-temperature behaviour enables operation of open drives also in areas with very low ambient temperatures down to minus 30 °C. Special additves reduce wear and extend the components's service life. By spraying the lubricant, consumption can be considerably reduced compared to conventional application methods. The new high-temperature lubricant complies with the requirements of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) as defined in Appendix A of the 2013 Vessel General Permit.


"The high-viscosity base oil of Klüberbio LG 39-701 N comes from 100 % renewable resources and is easily biodegradable," explains Dirk Fabry, Business Development Manager Marine Industry at Klüber Lubrication. "This means that there is a considerably lower impact on the environment in the event of leakage or contact with sea water. Moreover, relubrication intervals are extended due to the excellent adhesion and water resistance of the new operational lubriocant. This cuts costs and is beneficial to the environment."


Klüberbio LG 39-701 N has been primarily designed for the lubrication of open drives, anchor winches, pinions and racks of jack-up systems as well as low-speed plain bearings in AHTS vessels or rudder systems. The new grease has already been approved by some manufacturers, e.g. by a leading manufacturer of spray appliances for jack-up systems, for the lubrication of support bearings for ice-resistant thrusters or for the corrosion protection of hubs in FP propellers.


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 testing section 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


Michael Jurischka
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10555 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 28 44 95 95