High-performance speciality lubricants for all onboard applications

Klüber Lubrication presents new EALs for the marine industry

"Closer to you" is the motto, under which Klüber Lubrication will be presenting its latest EALs (Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants) for ships and offshore installations at the SMM 2016. All the EALs offer high-performance capacity and reliability under extreme conditions. They comply with the requirements defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 2013 Vessel General Permit and by current environmental standards.

"Klüber Lubrication offers a complete range of EALs for all relevant applications on board a ship", explains Dirk Fabry, Business Development Manager for Marine at Klüber Lubrication. The development of our eco-friendly speciality lubricants made for the extreme conditions prevailing at sea benefits substantially from the vast level of experience of the tribology experts at Klüber Lubrication. As a result, they create powerful products contributing to less impact on the environment as well as longer maintenance intervals and component lifetimes."

aThe focus this year is on the readily biodegradable high-performance gear oils Klüberbio EG 2, which offer a high load-carrying capacity, shear stability and compatibility with seals, thus ensuring reliable operation of gears, thrusters and bearings. Klüberbio EG 2 oils are approved by well-known manufacturers of propeller shaft seals and thrusters. In addition, they comply with the EU Ecolabel requirements.

The new, environmentally sound high-performance lubricants Klüberbio LG 39-700 N and Klüberbio LG 39-701 N, which contain a base oil made from 100 % renewable raw materials, reliably protect open drives from wear, even at very low temperatures These EALs also meet requirements for OSPAR conformance, including Norway Yellow 1.

Excellent performance, also under extreme operating conditions, is what the ecocompatible multi-purpose grease Klüberbio BM 32-142 provides to rolling and plain bearings. Special additives reduce wear, protect against corrosion and enable smooth operation of highly loaded bearings even at extremely low temperatures.

At the SMM 2016 in hall A3, stand 309, the experts from Klüber Lubrication will be pleased to answer all questions visitors may have regarding the subject of tribology at the high seas.


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.