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Lubrication Engineers Adds Low Tox Product to its Wire Rope and Chain Line

Lubrication Engineers has introduced its newest lubricant solution: Wirelife™ Low Tox® penetrating lubricant, ideal for marine environments and other applications where environmental concerns require the use of a very low toxicity wire rope and chain lubricant.

With this product, LE ensures environmental sensitivity without sacrificing performance. Its Wirelife Low Tox penetrating lubricant has extremely high load-carrying capacity and protects against rust and corrosion, while having the lowest possible toxic effect on the environment, particularly aquatic organisms.

In tests it exhibited up to a tenfold reduction in eco-toxicity over conventional lubricants. Unlike other biodegradable oils that break down quickly but with relatively high toxicity, Wirelife Low Tox penetrating lubricant biodegrades slowly but with less toxicity, minimizing environmental impact and posing less danger to aquatic life.

Lubrication Engineers recommends its Wirelife Low Tox lubricant for applications in which wire ropes and chains operate in close proximity to waterways where the threat of contamination is harmful to plant and animal life.

Examples are oceangoing vessels, ports, locks and dams, and water treatment plants. Wirelife Low Tox lubricant’s high load-carrying capacity reduces rope fatigue, extending the life of wire rope and making it an excellent choice for heavily loaded standing or running wire ropes. Its penetrating ability – enhanced by a petroleum solvent – allows it to reach the rope’s core, crucial because that is where most rope failures originate.

Low toxicity wire rope and chain lubricant

Designed for marine environments and other applications where environmental concerns require the use of a very low-toxicity wire rope and chain lubricant, LE’s Wirelife Low Tox penetrating lubricant has excellent load-carrying capability and provides outstanding protection against rust, while having the lowest possible toxic effect on the environment.

Environmental sensitivity

Unlike other biodegradable oils that break down quickly but with relatively high toxicity, Wirelife Low Tox Penetrating Lubricant biodegrades slowly but with less
toxicity, minimizing environmental impact and posing less danger to aquatic life.

  • Ideal for use in aquatic or other environmentally sensitive areas
  • Exhibits up to a tenfold reduction in eco-toxicity while maintaining good lubricant performance
  • Has a lower toxic effect on aquatic organisms than conventional competitive products

High load-carrying capacity

  • Excellent for heavily loaded standing or running wire ropes
  • Causes less rope fatigue, which leads to extended wire rope life

Rust and corrosion protection

  • Performs extremely well in marine environments
  • Resists rust and corrosion

Penetrating ability and easy application

Wirelife Low Tox penetrating lubricant contains a petroleum solvent to enhance penetration into the core of the rope. It can be dipped, sprayed on with automatic equipment or handapplied with a brush, and is available in 5gal pails and 55gal drums.

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