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SKF LGGB 2 biodegradable grease earns EU Ecolabel certification

SKF is proud to announce that their renowned LGGB 2 biodegradable grease has been granted EU Ecolabel Certification.

“This Certification is proof of SKF’s relentless commitment to reducing our products’ impact on the environmental and enables us to contribute to the objectives of a climate neutral, clean, circular economy and a toxic-free environment,” says Eddie Martens, SKF Product Manager – MaPro.

“The Certification was achieved following months of rigorous testing and evaluation of our LGGB 2 grease, from environmental impact and sourcing of the product’s packaging material to our manufacturing processes,” explains Martens.

SKF LGGB 2 low toxicity lubricating grease offers the perfect solution for applications where contamination of the environment (soil and water) is a concern. The agricultural and industrial sectors are increasingly recognising the importance of adopting eco-friendly practices and the LGGB 2 grease is typically applied to agricultural, construction and earthmoving equipment as well as being widely used by water treatment plants.

Representing the new standard for biodegradable products, the EU Ecolabel gives recognition to the grease’s respect of strict environmental criteria on decreasing negative impacts on biodiversity and minimised use of harmful substances. EU Ecolabel Lubricant products meet numerous criteria that guarantee reduced impact on soil, air and the aquatic environment during use, reduced CO² emissions, incorporation of a high percentage of renewable raw materials and a limited use of hazardous substances.

The multi-criteria EU Ecolabel covers a wide range of industrial and consumer goods, tackling the main environmental impacts of products along their full lifecycle, from extraction of raw material to disposal. The process also assesses the product’s chemical composition. The EU Ecolabel encourages responsible business and benefits the environment in several ways:

  • By referencing true ‘green’ products, the Ecolabel empowers sustainable choices.
  • The Ecolabel signifies that products are durable and easy to recycle.
  • It minimises the impact of substances released into the environment and the use of harmful chemicals and emissions into soil, water and air.

Established by the European Commission in 1992, the EU Ecolabel is defined by the Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The criteria for lubricants are established in the Commission decision (EU) 2018/1702 of 8 November 2018.

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