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ISO 21469 – Focus on product responsibility

September 16. 2013

ISO 21469 – Focus on product responsibility

ISO 21469 is the first international standard for lubricants used in the production of beverage and food products.

The certification programme is currently the most comprehensive one for H1 food machinery lubricants, ensuring unambiguous hygiene requirements in the formulation and manufacturing process of H1 Lubricants. Klüber Lubrication was one of the first companies in Europe, and the first in North America, to be certified according to ISO 21469.

Under ISO 21469, the lubrication issue is considered as a whole, and the lubricant manufacturer is assessed accordingly: not only the lubricant and its ingredients are taken into account, but also the way the lubricant is made, handled, packed and stored. This ensures that the lubricant, for example, does not come into contact with other substances such as cleaning agents or other foreign materials. Even the packaging is subjected to review; the advantage: cleanly produced, high-quality speciality lubricants that deliver real production advantages.

Since ISO 21469 covers the whole life cycle of the lubricant, the lubricant manufacturer is also required to analyse the hygiene aspects that arise from handling a lubrication product, and to advise the user accordingly. "We can and do offer consulting and support that goes far beyond the normal scope of product recommendation - this includes the safe use, handling and storage of lubricants. Ensuring the right lubricant amount is used minimises excess lubrication risks to deliver more than food safety", states Jesus Diaz, Market Manager Food Industry at Klüber Lubrication.

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. Klüber Lubrication has approximately 2000 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 organization 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.

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Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG
Andreas Hasslinger, Marketing Communications
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81379 München
Tel.: 089 / 78 76-467

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