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Klüberrail AL 32-3000

September 18. 2012

Klüberrail AL 32-3000

New environmentally sound lubricant for railway switches for low adjustment forces at low temperatures

Munich, 18 September 2012 - Trains can only run smoothly and on time if points function properly any time and under all weather conditions. The new synthetic, rapidly biodegradable high-performance lubricant for points Klüberrail AL 32-3000 developed by Klüber Lubrication ensures low adjustment forces in points, even at temperatures down to minus 30 degrees.

The lubricant offers good wear protection and excellent adhesion on the slide plate, extending relubrication intervals. "Lubricating railway switches is manual work. As staff costs for lubricant application are normally considerably higher than the costs for the lubricant itself, one of the most important lubricant requirements is long relubrication intervals", explains Thomas Kamprath, Market Manager Rail at Klüber Lubrication.

Klüberrail AL 32-3000 has good UV resistance preventing rapid gumming of the applied lubricant after long exposure to sunlight. Its good water resistance combined with good corrosion protection allow a considerable extension of maintenance intervals. The product can be applied both by portable spraying equipment and brush due to the low viscosity of this synthetic speciality lubricant.
Klüberrail AL 32-3000 was especially developed for the lubrication of slide plates and is thus rapidly biodegradable as the lubricant may drip off and enter the environment.

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
Andreas Hasslinger, Marketing Communications
Geisenhausenerstr. 7
81379 München
Tel.: +49 89 78 76-467

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