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U.S. FDA approves Zschimmer & Schwarz plant to manufacture “Lexolube FG-HX1” synthetic esters

U.S. FDA approves Zschimmer & Schwarz plant to manufacture “Lexolube FG-HX1” synthetic esters
Photo courtesy of Zschimmer & Schwarz.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Zschimmer & Schwarz factory in Milledgeville, Ga., U.S.A., to manufacture the “Lexolube FG-HX1” synthetic esters for use as a lubricant ingredient with incidental food contact.

The FDA confirmed the chemical identity matches esters previously manufactured by INOLEX in Philadelphia, Penn, U.S.A. All Lexolube FG-HX1 products will now be supplied directly from Z&S in the U.S. state of Georgia.

The Lexolube FG-HX1 base fluids are designed for high-performance H1 registered food processing lubricants and greases used in high-temperature applications such as oven chain lubricants, gear lubricants and compressor oils.

The full range of Lexolube HX-1 products can be found in the NSF White Book (info.nsf.org/USDA/Listings.asp). Additionally, all are certified Kosher by the Atlanta Kashruth Commission and Halal by the American Halal Foundation.

Methods and uses of the Lexolube FG-HX1 products in food processing applications are covered under Canadian patent 2,726,988 and are patent pending in other countries.

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