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Environmentally compatible adhesive lubricants for friction points subject to high loads

September 26. 2016

Environmentally compatible adhesive lubricants for friction points subject to high loads

New, fully biodegradable speciality lubricants offer substantial benefits to ship operators

It is especially for the lubrication of open pinion drives on large anchor winches and toothed racks of jack-up systems that Klüber Lubrication has developed the adhesive lubricants Klüberbio LG 39-700 N and Klüberbio LG 39-701 N. Lubrication of these heavily loaded components requires a powerful speciality lubricant protecting the drives reliably against wear and corrosion and doing its job even in a saline atmosphere in extreme cold. At the same time, efforts to reduce the impact on the fragile eco-systems of the seas require increasingly eco-friendly lubricants. Klüberbio LG 39-700 N and Klüberbio LG 39-701 N meet these requirements.

"For ship operators and shipowners, these two adhesive lubricants offer considerable advantages," says Dirk Fabry, Business Development Manager for marine lubricants at Klüber Lubrication. "Klüberbio LG 39-700 N and Klüberbio LG 39-701 N enable them to comply with legal water preservation requirements, make an active contribution to protecting the seas while ensuring improved lubrication of very demanding, heavily loaded friction points."

These two EALs (Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants) comply with the requirements defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 2013 Vessel General Permit and additionally all OSPAR requirements including Norway Yellow 1. Klüberbio LG 39-700 N and Klüberbio LG 39-701 N show a very good antiwear and anticorrosive effect also in contact with sea water. Their excellent adhesion keeps lubricant consumption in open pinion drives of large anchor winches and toothed racks in jack-up systems low. These two adhesive lubricants are also ideal for heavily loaded sliding surfaces that are to operate reliably in cold climate zones and ecologically sensitive areas: They offer very good low-temperature behaviour so that they can be pumped and sprayed by automatic lubricating systems even at very cold ambient temperatures. Klüberbio LG 39-700 N and 701 N are being used for the lubrication of open gear drives on AHTS and wind turbine installation ships. Since its market launch, Klüberbio LG 39-701 has been used for lubricating rudder bearings and pod propeller seals.


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 develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialities. In order to be as close as possible to customers, the company has a global market presence comprising five brands: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products as well as surface treatment and electroplating solutions. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities operates in about 40 countries via its own companies. In 2015, the Business Group employed a workforce of around 3,300 and generated a turnover of approx. Euro 960 million.

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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