Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing, Inc. has been a leader and an advocate for the use of biobased and environmentally friendly lubricants and greases. The company personnel are active in writing and presenting on biobased products. Our blogs are intended to share our experiences and knowledge with the rest of the world in an attempt to help others join our movement.
Although biobased and biodegradable lubricants have been around since 1980s, there is still a need to clarify the difference between natural vegetable oils, chemically modified vegetable oils, esters made from vegetable oils and the resulting biodegradable products.
This paper reports results from over a year of field test investigation of two grease dispensers on a short line railroad.
This short video illustrates how the magnetic fields of microwaves interacts with the molecules of vegetable oils.
This presentation outlines the results of a sponsored project by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration and performed at the University of Northern Iowa under the direction of Dr. Lou Honary.
This presentation is informative and general as was presented by Professor Lou Honary while still at the University of Northern Iowa.
This presentation offers images of the activities of technicians applying grease to wire rope used on the lifeboats of large ship.
This paper covers greasing of rail curves to reduce friction and noise.
This comprehensive document covers test methods used for evaluating biobased hydraulic oils… prepared by Professor Lou Honary.
This short video illustrates how the temperature of the product can be controlled within one degree Centigrade resulting in consistent reaction process every time.
Presented at the ELGI annual conference, this paper was published by Lou Honary.
ELM products are offered under various private labels. So, it’s likely that many brands of biobased lubricants and greases offered are manufactured and packaged by ELM. There are some companies and distributors that offer the ELM products under the ELM brand names. The following is a sampling of some of the companies that offer ELM products. ELM offers products only through distributors. Please e-mail or call for more information on where to get ELM’s products.
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