Biobased-Biodegradable, Vegetable Oils, Biobased Esters: How to choose?

Author: Lou Honary // 09/10/2020

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. There are also new terminologies beyond biodegradabiity that refer to environmentally friendly lubricants. Terms such as Biobased, Bio-Preferred, Environmentally Aware Lubricants (EAL): and Vessel General Permit (VGP) are relatively new and also need to be explained.

Author: Lou Honary // Posted on: 09/10/2020

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Where to Get ELM Products

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.


Laboratory Operations Manager

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Distributor Information

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