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.



This article appeared in the UK based Lube Magazine by Lou honary and covers various aspects of biobased lubes and greases.

This news release featured the introduction of ELM’s new microwave reactor for manufacturing thicker products that require aggressive mixing.

As part of activities in the ELGI working group, Lou Honary proposed a draft specification of the key requirements of grease for gage face lubrication.

Presented at the ELGI annual conference, this paper was published by Lou Honary.

This paper covers greasing of rail curves to reduce friction and noise.

This article features the use of biobased oils in treating railroad ties, utility poles, home decking boards, and provide a water-resistant coating.

This comprehensive document covers test methods used for evaluating biobased hydraulic oils… prepared by Professor Lou Honary.

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

Phone: 319-824-5203

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Sales and Marketing

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Distributor Information

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