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Klüber Lubrication “Pushing the Limits” at Offshore Europe 2011 in Aberdeen

July 12. 2011

Klüber Lubrication “Pushing the Limits” at Offshore Europe 2011 in Aberdeen

Protecting the environment and reducing operating costs with synthetic speciality lubricants - Booth 4E 89 -

Halifax, July 2011 - At Offshore Europe, 6.-8. September 2011, Klüber Lubrication will be "pushing the limits" by presenting innovative speciality lubricants for the maritime and offshore industries on booth 4E 89. The focus will be on readily biodegradable high performance lubricants that can contribute significantly to the protection of the environment against oil pollution in the event of leakages into the sea. Speciality lubricants of this type simultaneously support operators in extending maintenance intervals, reducing lubricant consumption and therefore operating costs.

The newly developed Klüberbio RM 2-100 and Klüberbio RM 2-150 presented by Klüber Lubrication are non-toxic, readily biodegradable stern tube oils for fixed-pitch and controllable-pitch propellers. These applications below the water line are at the focus of ship owners' demand for eco-compatible alternatives to the mineral oil-based products predominantly used today. Klüber Lubrication engineers have succeeded in developing these oils 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 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.

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 KG, a Business Unit of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. In 2010, Klüber Lubrication had approximately 1800 employees in more than 30 countries.