Munich, September 2010 – At the SMM 2010, Klüber Lubrication will be presenting innovative speciality lubricants for the maritime and offshore industries in hall 3 at stand 246. This year\'s focus will be on synthetic lubricants that can contribute sizably to the protection of the seas against pollution and offer a genuine alternative to the widely used mineral-oilbased lubricants. Speciality lubricants of this type support operators in extending maintenance intervals and reducing lubricant consumption and hence help to reduce 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. Lubricant engineers have succeeded in making the oil optimally compatible with the elastomer material used for many seals so that the propeller shaft seal\'s life expectancy remains unaffected.
Klüberbio EG 2-150 is a readily biodegradable gear oil recently launched by Klüber Lubrication especially for use in thrusters and rudder propellers. With this synthetic ester oil, Klüber 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 material used in many seals. 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 focal topics will be the latest high-performance gear oil developments of Klüber Lubrication, the company\'s portofolio of speciality lubricants for open gear rims and its comprehensive range of services for the shipbuilding, shipping and offshore sectors. These include development partnerships, comprehensive consultation on applications, lubricant analyses and customer training.
About Klüber Lubrication
Klüber Lubrication München based in Munich is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants. Klüber Lubrication offers competent tribological solutions by supplying tailor-made speciality lubricants directly to customers in almost all branches of industry and markets. Klüber Lubrication supplies more than 2,000 speciality lubricants, most of them developed and manufactured for specific customer requirements. With its thorough consulting and far-reaching services, the company has acquired an excellent reputation as a partner to trade and industry. More than 80 years of experience, industry-specific know-how, all common certificates and a test bay that is fairly unique in the industry all help to safeguard optimized solutions. Klüber Lubrication München belongs to Freudenberg Chemical Specialities, also based in Munich, a subgroup of the Freudenberg Group of Weinheim.