UMW GRANTT launches new range of biodegradable hydraulic oils
Photo courtesy of UMW GRANTT

UMW GRANTT launches new range of biodegradable hydraulic oils

UMW GRANTT International Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the UMW Group based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, introduced a new range of biodegradable hydraulic lubricants, its initial foray into green products. 

GRANTT Bio VG Hydraulic Oil, produced from locally sourced palm oil, is formulated with triglyceride and additives that provide for excellent lubrication capabilities which is equivalent if not better than conventional hydraulic fluids, the company said. GRANTT Bio VG Hydraulic Oil is biodegradable in 28 days, non-bioaccumulative and non-toxic. With high thermal and oxidation stability, it provides superior anti-wear protection, corrosion protection, rust protection and has good antifoam characteristics, the company said.

GRANTT Bio VG Hydraulic Oil is produced in two variants, VG46 and VG68, and is available in two sizes, 18-litre pail and 209-litre drum. The higher viscosity index (VI) in both variants provide stable viscosity over a wider operating temperature range.

GRANTT Bio VG Hydraulic Oil meets various international standards such as ISO 15380: HETG, ISO 20763, OECD 301 as well as ASTM D943. Both variants have also obtained the MyHijau certification, which is an official green recognition scheme endorsed by the Government of Malaysia.

These products are aimed at customers looking for affordable and sustainable hydraulic lubricants without compromising performance.

Present at the product launch was Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang, secretary general, Ministry of Environment and Water at the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2022, Southeast Asia’s largest trade event for green technologies and eco solutions, at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

At the same event, UMW Group’s wholly owned subsidiary, UMW M&E Sdn. Bhd., entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mitsui & Co. (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. to promote and market green products and services to ESG-conscious companies within member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as other overseas markets. Leveraging on the growing demand for sustainable products and services as well as Mitsui’s strong sales and marketing foothold globally, the MoU paves the way for the commercialisation of UMW’s proprietary green products. The collaboration could be further extended to market and distribute other third-party green products, services and solutions that are mutually beneficial to both parties.

The MoU was signed by Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Kenali, president and Group CEO, UMW Holdings Berhad and Daiji Kojima, Managing Director, Mitsui & Co. (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. 

Consistent with its commitment to developing in-house capabilities as well as inculcating a culture of innovation and high-performance, the UMW Group is actively identifying and exploring opportunities in two key areas: mobility solutions and sustainable innovations. Supported by UMW's Innovation and Research & Development Centre, UMW M&E had also developed UMW Battery Management Service (UMW BMS).