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Biodegradable Lubricants

 Environmental Protection Agency“Biodegradable”, “Environmentally Friendly”, “Renewable” and “Green” are just a few of the many terms used by companies when operating in environmentally sensitive areas. The potential damage to the environment as a result of an inadvertent lubricant leak, which could potentially impact both water and soil quality, suggests that equipment owners/operators consider additional pro-environmental steps in regard to their overall maintenance program.

The challenge is the specific set of defined terms applying to such requirements.
Consider the following terms:

  • Environmentally Accepted Lubricant (EAL)
  • Biodegradation
  • Inherently Biodegradable
  • Readily Biodegradable
  • Ultimately Biodegradable

Understanding the exact meaning of these terms and incorporating the right lubricants to meet those requirements may save you the cost of extensive litigation should a spill occur. Duralene Sales Representatives are trained on the exact meaning of these environmental terms, as well as the Duralene products that are formulated to meet job or application specific requirements relative to those terms.

Excavator on water

Some of the most common markets where sustainable and environmentally products are required are:

  • Job sites on government property
  • Construction sites near any type of water
  • Marine - Vessel General Permit (VGP) type products
  • Landfills
  • Sawmills
  • Golf courses
  • Landscapers
  • Elevators

CAT Compactor in a landfill

We utilize the latest vegetable and synthetic technologies to create renewable and bio-based Duralene products for a wide variety of applications, including:

Depending on the performance requirements and operational requirements, vegetable oil based products may be recommended or synthetic ester based products may be required. Either way, we will have you covered with the product that will protect you and your equipment.


To learn more about our biodegradable and other lubricants or our services, please contact us.

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