June 03, 2020

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METALUBE launches new environmentally friendly and VGP compliant wire rope build lubricant
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METALUBE has launched a new wire rope build lubricant, that is fully biodegradable and non-toxic to aquatic organisms. Rope-Tek™ PBL3700 ECO has been developed specifically as a build lubricant for wire ropes and is Eco-label certified, fully Vessel General Permit (VGP) compliant and is designed to work in conjunction with the Rope-Tek™ range of lubricants that protect steel wire ropes and umbilical cables, operating in marine environments.

“At Metalube we have always been committed to sustainability and the environmental impact of our products. This high-performance lubricant is specifically formulated from a combination of bio-based, renewable materials complemented with performance additives that are proven to be non-toxic to aquatic organisms. Protecting our oceans is now more important than ever and this latest ECO lubricant is certified to the EU Eco-label scheme and is therefore fully compliant with the USA EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP),” says Douglas Hunt, commercial director.

Rope-Tek™ PBL3700 ECO is designed for application during manufacture of wire rope using equipment intended for standard hot melt compounds. The unique chemistry and properties allow application at temperatures as low as 50°C but deliver an operating temperature range of up to 110°C. It has excellent resistance to moisture and it also protects against corrosion-induced failure along with high inherent lubricity that minimises wear of wires and strands.

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