Cortec has released an eco-friendly alternative to traditional aluminum-thickened greases. Called EcoLine Drilling Rod Grease, this biobased and biodegradable lubricant for drilling rod applications contains extreme pressure additives for protection where constant drilling vibration creates a high load on drilling rod joints.

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Constant vibration in drilling operations causes friction and wear on drilling rods. To reduce this wear and increase efficiency, standard aluminum-thickened greases are used to provide extreme pressure protection. Unfortunately, these greases are traditionally petroleum-based and not biodegradable, raising concerns about leakage and disposal issues in environmentally sensitive areas. EcoLine Drilling Rod Grease, however, is recommended for use in environmentally sensitive areas near waterways.

The grease is formulated from vegetable oils and aluminum complex based thickener. It offers superior lubrication with a better coefficient of friction than most petroleum-based grease. EcoLine Drilling Rod Grease also has a higher flash point than most petroleum greases, increasing safety and allowing use in high temperature applications. It is formulated to be applied to wet surfaces and is available in NLGI grades 1, 2, and 3.

Drilling rod image 2Cortec’s EcoLine Drilling Rod Grease helps reduce friction and wear, improve operational efficiency, and provides extreme pressure protection. The product meets the US EPA's Environmental Preferable Purchasing (EPP) criteria as well as the USDA's proposed biobased product definition for EO 13101. In addition, it is not toxic to plants.


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