OQ Chemicals introduces base oil for EU Ecolabel certification
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OQ Chemicals introduces base oil for EU Ecolabel certification

OQ Chemicals has unveiled its new lubricant base oil, Oxlube L7-NPG, designed to facilitate the production of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and simplify the EU Ecolabel certification process. The product, which has been recently added to the Lubricant Substance Classification List (LuSC), meets the strict EU Ecolabel standards. As a low viscosity ester, Oxlube L7-NPG is ideal for various applications, including metalworking and lubricants that comply with the Vessel General Permit (VGP).

Previously known as Oxea, OQ Chemicals is a leading global producer of Oxo Intermediates and Oxo Performance Chemicals. These chemicals find applications in producing quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics, and more. With a workforce of more than 1,400 globally, OQ Chemicals operates in more than 60 countries. It is a subsidiary of OQ, an integrated energy firm based in Oman.

Svea Meuser, global marketing director of Acids & Esters at OQ Chemicals, emphasized the importance of eco-friendly lubricants. “Given the potential environmental impact in sectors like marine, agriculture, and forestry, it’s vital to have lubricants that are environmentally sound. Our Oxlube L7-NPG has undergone rigorous eco-toxicity testing. It’s biodegradable and poses no threat to aquatic ecosystems, making it a top choice for EU Ecolabel-compliant lubricant formulations.”

Dr. Ina Werxhausen, director of Sustainability & Corporate Communications at OQ Chemicals, added, “The LuSC certification of Oxlube L7-NPG showcases our dedication to offering our clients certified components that cater to the increasing demand for sustainable products.”

Within the Oxlube product line by OQ Chemicals, Oxlube L7-NPG complements Oxlube L9-TMP, an alternative to the conventional C8/C10 acid-based TMP ester, which is also LuSC-listed.