August 07, 2020

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Zschimmer & Schwarz adds synthetic esters to European Ecolabel LuSC-list
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Zschimmer & Schwarz announced the addition of LEXOLUBE ® synthetic ester products to the EU Ecolabel Lubricant Substance Classification list (LuSC-list) based on the updated 2019 criteria.

The EU Ecolabel identifies products that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the extraction of raw material to production, use and disposal. The LuSC-list comprises lubricant substances that meet stringent biodegradation, bioaccumulation, aquatic toxicity, and sustainability requirements. 

By using LuSC-list components, formulators can ensure that their finished lubricant products meet EU Ecolabel criteria, minimizing the registration timeline and associated expenses. For VGP  purposes, products formulated from EU Ecolabel substances are considered Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs), which are required by the current US Vessel General Permit (VGP).

These additional products include: LEXOLUBE ® 3G-310, LEXOLUBE ® 3N-310, LEXOLUBE ® 3Q-310,  LEXOLUBE ® 4N-415, LEXOLUBE ® B-109, LEXOLUBE ® FG-22 HX1, LEXOLUBE ® CLG-460, LEXOLUBE ® CG-3000, and LEXOLUBE ® CQ-3000.

“The addition of these products to the LuSC-list continues to demonstrate that Zschimmer & Schwarz is committed to providing safe and sustainable products to our global customer base,” said Doug Placek, global director of the Lubricants Division. “These additions build upon our existing certifications to further enhance the Zschimmer & Schwarz portfolio including food-safe and environmentally preferred LEXOLUBE ® products.”

Zschimmer & Schwarz is a company with global operations, headquartered in Lahnstein near Koblenz, Germany. The company has been family-owned since its founding in Chemnitz, Germany in 1894. Its core activities include the development, manufacture and delivery of tailor-made chemical auxiliaries for the leather, fur, ceramic, textile and fibre industries. In addition, Zschimmer & Schwarz is one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance chemical specialties and auxiliaries for cosmetics and cleaning applications as well as phosphonates and polymer-based solutions.

The corporate group Zschimmer & Schwarz combines 30 companies in 16 countries on five continents, 22 of them with their own production facilities. In 2003, Zschimmer & Schwarz, Inc. began manufacturing synthetic esters, surfactants, phosphate esters and other specialty chemicals and chemical intermediates at their facility in Milledgeville, Georgia, U.S.A. The company’s main markets include lubricants, metalworking, fiber finish, oilfield, water treatment, and emulsion polymerization.

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