A selection of eco-designed lubricants 15 April 2021

Committed for many years to responsible performance, CONDAT SAS is taking the lead by supplying greater readability on its eco-design lubricants with its LUBRISCORE® – a self-scoring system for eco-designed products.

LUBRISCORE® grants a number of stars to products showing a virtuous profile on lifecycle criteria, such as raw materials and design, production, transport, use, as well as end of life. This rating includes impacts on people and the environment, as well as taking into consideration the state of the knowledge at the time of the assessment and changes to regulations. A bonus is applied in case of compliance with a label or certification; for example for an ECOLABEL certified product.

Based on a points system and on the answers given to set questions, the LUBRISCORE grants the product with an associated number of stars. The more eco-designed a lubricant is, the higher the number of stars it gets, with the ratings ranging from 1 to 3 stars. By choosing a product with at least 1 star, the customer benefits from an eco-designed alternative.

The LUBRISCORE rating is available for a wide range of CONDAT lubricants, including metalworking fluids, wire drawing soaps, cold heading oils, hydraulic oils, die lubricants, cooling lubricants, hardening/quenching fluids and maintenance lubricants.

For the cold heading process, CONDAT’s EXTRUGLISS A 68 G vegetable-based oil improves productivity and tool life. Thanks to the high-level of lubricity of vegetal base oil (3 times more efficient than standard mineral base oils), EXTRUGLISS A 68 G enables users to fastener very difficult parts while increasing the OEE (efficiency of processes) and reducing the tooling budget. This oil can be used also for heavy-duty forming operations (screw, bolt, nuts and extrusion).

Highly performant, EXTRUGLISS A 68 G is also a dual-purpose oil. It has been specially formulated to provide both superior lubrication characteristics to machinery, as well as outstanding lubrication for the cold heading process. Used as dual-purpose in machines, it will prevent cross contamination to sustain the best lubricant performances longer and extend sump life.

With a high flash point, ensuring lower mist and smokes, and being free of chlorine, EXTRUGLISS A 68 G oil has a reduced impact on the environment and gives operators a friendly working environment. Thanks to its responsible formulation, this lubricant has been awarded 2 stars on the CONDAT LUBRISCORE rating. 

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Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

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