Say yes to a pollution-free marine experience

September 14. 2018

Say yes to a pollution-free marine experience

With Klüberbio AG 39-602 biodegradable lubricants for open gears and steel cables

Shipping operations have always had a serious impact on marine ecology. We have reached a point where we have to contain the damage caused by various human activities on the marine environment. Klüber Lubrication has successfully developed products that comply with the requirements of the marine industry. Our comprehensive range of lubricants for this industry ensures that grease discharge into the oceans cause minimal or no impact to marine life or ecology.

Klüberbio AG 39-602: A reliable, trustworthy partner

Klüberbio AG 39-602, the new adhesive lubricant for open gears and steel cables in the marine industry, is based on ester oil and selected additives. It has been developed for the lubrication of open pinion gears on winches and jack-up platforms, as well as steel cables in contact with water. The product can also be used in other maritime applications that require lubricants to have good water washout resistance, very good anti-corrosion resistance and/or good load-carrying capacity such as with low-speed plain bearings, guide rails and open winch gears.

Powerful, yet gentle on Nature

In the event of discharge into water, Klüberbio AG 39-602 has proved to have very little environmental impact. About 60 % of the base oil is derived from renewable raw materials. Their biodegradability according to OECD 301 F is ≥ 60 % after 28 days. The product meets the biodegradability, minimally toxic and non bio-accumulative standards established by the US EPA for the 2013 Vessel General Permit.

A protective armour

Selected anti-corrosion additives in Klüberbio AG 39-602 ensure protection against seawater influence. Thus Klüberbio AG 39-602 contributes to longer component life and reduced wear and corrosion.

Klüberbio AG 39-602 can be applied continuously through transfer lubrication with pinion or by brush. Compressed-air lubrication equipment can be used for the lubrication of steel cables. The required lubricant quantity depends on the operating conditions in each individual case.

Cost saving

With its good adhesion to surfaces, Klüberbio AG 39-602 leads to reduced lubricant consumption and reduced labour costs. Its high water resistance property contributes to long relubrication intervals, which in turn results in greater profitability.

Benchmark for specialty marine lubricants 

Klüber Lubrication’s new open gear greases are formulated with a large percentage of renewable materials to combine biodegradability and strong performance. They also set benchmarks in wear protection, low-temperature performance and reduced environmental impact:

  • Lifetime of equipment
  • Energy consumption
  • Operational costs
  • Reliability and efficiency
About Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty 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 Specialties SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2,000 employees across 30 countries.


About Freudenberg Chemical Specialties

Freudenberg Chemical Specialties develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialties. 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 Specialties is one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants, release agents, chemo-technical maintenance products as well as surface treatment and electroplating solutions. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Freudenberg Chemical Specialties 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.


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