AT-Tuote to launch world’s first industrial lubricant with nearly 100% bio-based content
Finland’s AT-Tuote is launching an environmentally-friendly industrial lubricant globally. This is the world’s first industrial lubricant with nearly 100% bio-based content. The product is based on a new formulation: 95% of its content is derived from renewable sources, Neste MY Renewable Isoalkane™ being the key component.
Because of its primarily bio-based content, AT Renewable Penetrating Lubricant has a significantly smaller carbon footprint than fossil alternatives. The base oil which consists of 95% of its formulation is readily biodegradable. As the spray lubricant has carbon dioxide as a propellant, it is also safe to use because of extremely low VOC (volatile organic compounds) content and its non-flammable nature.
“This type of a penetrating lubricant is in general used to release corroded parts, as well as to clean and give light lubrication. New AT Renewable Penetrating Lubricant is developed from environmentally and user-friendly chemical components, and it performs even better than conventional penetrating lubricants. Combining renewable solvent and bio-based oil with a ceramic component enables dry lubrication and easy release. Non-flammable propellant is safe to use,” says Jorma Virtanen, managing director at AT-Tuote.
“Neste’s premium-quality renewable and circular solutions, such as Neste My Renewable Isoalkane as the key ingredient in AT-Tuote’s formulation, help our customers to reduce their reliance on fossil oil and develop climate-friendlier products,” says Mercedes Alonso, executive vice president, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals, Neste.
AT Renewable Penetrating Lubricant can be safely used in all industrial, automotive, D-I-Y (do-it-yourself) applications, and will be internationally launched in the Nordic Countries, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil in the spring of 2020.
Neste MY Renewable Isoalkane, used either as is or further distilled, is a long-lasting, safe and odorless alternative to traditional mineral oils. It can replace fossil-based content in multiple applications, such as in paints, coatings and lubricants. Neste MY Renewable Isoalkane is produced entirely from waste and residue oils and fats, and its use helps reduce fossil oil-based emissions to the atmosphere. It is readily biodegradable in accordance with the OECD 301 test guideline, which makes it an environmentally-friendly component.