LE Introduces Earthwise™ EAL Wire Rope Grease for Use On or Near Water

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New VGP-compliant lubricant from Lubrication Engineers allows users to go green without sacrificing performance. This NLGI 0 grease meets the specifications required by the EPA’s Vessel General Permit and is especially suited for oil-to-sea interfaces.

EAL Wire Rope Grease. VGP-compliant. Environmentally acceptable lubricant.

LE's Earthwise EAL Wire Rope Grease is an environmentally friendly, VGP-compliant grease that coats wire rope as well as moving chain and cable parts to ensure long life and smooth, quiet operation.

After extensive field tests, we landed on a product that will help our customers worldwide protect their assets while meeting today’s environmental regulations.

Lubrication Engineers, Inc. specifically formulated its new Earthwise™ EAL Wire Rope Grease (3353) to be earth friendly while still meeting the rigorous performance demands of industrial applications.

This soft, semifluid coating grease is a certified Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant, recommended for use in applications on or near waterways. It is perfect for oil-to-sea interfaces as well as deck applications. It meets the specifications required by the EPA’s Vessel General Permit; it is readily biodegradable, exhibits minimal aquatic toxicity and will not accumulate in the cells of fish and other aquatic life forms.

Earthwise EAL Wire Rope Grease is an NLGI 0 grease designed to coat wire rope as well as moving chain and cable parts to ensure long life and smooth, quiet operation. Its semi-tacky, water-resistant characteristics enable it to adhere to the application, seal out damaging moisture, protect against rust formation, and shield against acid attack. The formulation includes a robust additive package, including LE’s proprietary Almasol® and Quinplex® additives, to further help the grease protect against wear, corrosion, impact, rust and oxidation.

LE’s R&D team worked hard to come up with a formulation that would fit the bill for an environmentally acceptable lubricant as well as reliably perform in the application.

“After extensive field tests, we landed on a product that will help our customers worldwide protect their assets while meeting today’s environmental regulations,” said John Sander, vice president of technology. “Next up, we will broaden the Earthwise™ line to include additional types of lubricants. We look forward to continuing to help our customers with their lubrication reliability challenges.”

About Lubrication Engineers

A leader in lubricants since 1951, Lubrication Engineers, Inc., makes reliability easy for its customers, creating solutions for even the toughest lubrication challenges in a variety of industries worldwide. LE boosts profits through longer equipment life, extended service intervals, reduction in energy use, fewer repairs and less inventory. LE’s arsenal includes highly trained consultants, technical expertise, a full complement of reliability products and services, and a comprehensive line of enhanced industrial and automotive lubricants manufactured at its plant in Wichita, Kan. The lubricants are formulated from highly refined or synthetic base oils and proprietary additives, ensuring that they exceed the performance of ordinary oils and greases. Lubrication Engineers operates under an ISO 9001 Certified Quality System.

Call 800-537-7683 or visit http://www.LElubricants.com for more information about this and other LE products and services, or to find an LE consultant near you.

Media Contacts

  •     Paul Grimes, marketing manager, p.grimes(at)le-inc.com, 316-529-6807
  •     Ann Walden, marketing communications manager, a.walden(at)le-inc.com, 316-529-6818

Sales, Technical and Customer Service: 300 Bailey Ave. / Fort Worth, TX 76107 / 800-537-7683
Manufacturing, R&D and Training: 1919 E. Tulsa / Wichita, KS 67216 / 316-529-6800

Almasol® and Quinplex® are registered trademarks and Earthwise™ is a trademark of Lubrication Engineers, Inc.

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