Lubricants & Energy | Business Case

Accelerating progress in developing environmentally friendly hydraulic fluids

“Our team is proud to have supported our customer on their journey to developing a hydraulic fluid with improved environmental credentials.”

Emma Guthrie

Communications Manager

The customer was attracted by a premium ashless additive package, offered to the market by IMCD. This package is used for blending high-performance bio-hydraulic fluids and is included on the LuSC list* of eco-friendly additives thanks to its low toxicity profile. Products on the LuSC list can in turn be used for blending Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL).

Our customer carried out detailed laboratory work to adapt the finished fluid formula to the specific end-user application. As a result, our customer was able to develop a high-performing lubricant with a good level of biodegradability (> 60% ready biodegradability) and a high content of renewable material (> 50%), thus meeting the end user’s requirements for a hydraulic fluid with improved environmental and toxicological credentials.