TOTAL Lubrifiants is acutely aware of the need for environmental protection and sustainable development. In response to these challenges, we have developed biolubricants, a complete range of special oils for machines and vehicles that require loss lubrication or which can represent a direct risk to the environment if the product leaks or is accidentally spilled.
What is a biolubricant?
The term "biolubricant" applies to all lubricants that biodegrade rapidly and which are non-toxic for human beings and aquatic habitats. They may be based on plant oils (such as rapeseed oil) or synthetic esters manufactured from modified renewal oils.
The key advantages of biolubricants:
- Rapid biodegradability
- Low toxicity
- Environmental friendliness
- Good lubricating properties
- High viscosity index
- Longer equipment life
Applications for biolubricants
Biolubricants are preferable for all applications that may present risks for the environment. This is the case for:
- lost oils (chainsaw chain oils, 2-stroke engine oils, formwork release agents and greases)
- oils that may leak accidentally (hydraulic oils, oils for engines, gearboxes, axles, etc.).
The use of biolubricants is particularly rerecommended when environmental protection is a constant concern, for example in aquatic, mountain, agricultural and forest environments or deep quarries.