Fully synthetic, high-performance and zinc-free EAL for hydraulic systems. Based on saturated synthetic esters using naturally regenerative resources.
For hydraulic applications where hydraulic fluids complying with the EU Ecolabel are prescribed.
Biodegradability: OECD 301 B; > 60%. EN 16 807, EU Ecolabel. Authority for regenerative raw materials e.V. Poland Eco Label. RINA Green Plus. Swedish Standard SS 15 54 34. USDA Bio Preferred. VAMIL regulations.
ASTM D 8029
ISO 15 380 HEES.
Airo by TIGIEFFE s.r.l.
Fully synthetic zinc-free H1 high-performance hydraulic fluid for the food, animal feed and pharmaceutical industries.
Applications: wherever there is a need for biodegradable hydraulic fluids from naturally regenerative resources (EU Ecolabel EEL) or NSF H1 registered hydraulic fluids, e.g. in combine harvesters, etc.
Biodegradability: OECD 301 B; > 60%. EU Ecolabel.
NSF Kat. H1 (Reg. No. 146'647)/NSF cat. H1 reg./Enrg. NSF cat. H1.
Halal-Zertifikat/Halal certificate/certificat Halal.
Koscher-Zertifikat/Kosher certificate/Certificat cachère.
Health Kanada/Health Canada.
Fully synthetic fire retardant HFDU hydraulic fluid on organic ester basis.
Applications: wherever the fire risk of conventional hydraulic fluids endangers life and property, e.g. hydraulic systems in tunnelling machinery used in mining, etc.
Biodegradability: ISO 9439 (OECD 301 B); > 60%
ISO 12922 (HFDU).
PANOLIN was one of the first companies to launch biodegradable lubricants in the early 1980s, and since then the Swiss company has invested heavily in the research and development of these lubricants. In 70 years since founding in 1949, the Madetswil (near Zurich) based company has, for over more than three decades, developed unique know-how in the field of biodegradable lubricants. PANOLIN has also gained extensive operational application experience thanks to cooperation with machine manufacturers and many long-standing customers as the demands on machinery performance continue to increase. This is why PANOLIN is continuously designing and developing new generations of lubricants - each one offering better performance and protection for hydraulic systems than the ones before.
PANOLIN has demonstrated their philosophy of a sustainable corporate culture right from one of their earliest biodegradable oil offerings – for the humble (but arduous) application of the chain saw – to replace the use of toxic mineral oil in the environmentally sensitive Swiss forests. This 'lost' lubricant, flung from the saw chain, falls on the forest floor, or into waterways and lakes. The change to PANOLIN biodegradable chainsaw oil reduced the persistent pollution caused by the use of toxic mineral oils. Today, PANOLIN is still leading the way with the adoption of biodegradable hydraulic oils at world-famous installations such as: the expansion of the Panama Canal with the use of PANOLIN products in the water control pumping systems of the ecological water-saving basins; at the London Eye, the cantilevered observation wheel over the River Thames in London; and Switzerland's Rhaetian Railway, part of which has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They all rely on the long life and rapidly biodegradable lubricants manufactured in Madetswil by PANOLIN. The latest test by Bosch-Rexroth, one of the world's leading suppliers of drives and control technologies, shows that these products not only fulfill the strictest environmental requirements, but also pass every performance stress test.
Biodegradation can be defined as the process that breaks down chemical substances into environmentally acceptable products such as water, carbon dioxide and biomass by the action of naturally available microorganisms under normal environmental conditions. Biodegradable hydraulic oil is usually applied for use in areas that are environmentally sensitive. PANOLIN EALs however, are extensively used where environmental requirements are not the primary consideration – reliable operational performance is! – in remote areas with difficult access for maintenance. All in all, this makes PANOLIN biodegradable hydraulic oil an outstanding and cost-effective performer.
Biodegradable hydraulic oil is preferred over other types of hydraulic oil since it is less toxic than petroleum-based fluids. Hence, in the event of a spill, biodegradable hydraulic oil results in much less damage to the environment.
PANOLIN is specialized in very different industry sectors like construction, energy, forestry, municipal services, marine, sub-sea, dredging as well as oil and gas exploration and production.
Any environmentally sensitive application can benefit from PANOLIN biodegradable hydraulic oil. These Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) are becoming increasingly valued in a variety of applications where risk to the environment must be minimized. Although they have been used in drilling operations for years, mining, forestry, construction, agriculture and municipal services and particularly marine, offshore and inland waterways sectors, are turning to biodegradable hydraulic oil to stay ahead of changing regulations and meet the expectations of stakeholders.
With millions of gallons of toxic mineral based hydraulic oil released to the environment every year, it is no wonder that adoption of EALs continues to become more accepted among users within the industries. Moreover, incentives and regulations provided by governments and port authorities across the globe help encourage the use of biodegradable hydraulic and pneumatic oils.
Thanks to advances in base oil and additive technologies adopted by PANOLIN, their biodegradable lubricants are bringing much more to the table. New synthetic base oils are highly biodegradable and PANOLIN's 'Doctors of Lubrication' have selected them and designed lubricants to operate in extremes of temperatures – from cold starts in the Polar Regions, to continuous operation in Hydraulic Power Units in the deserts. With PANOLIN's knowledge gained over 35 years of additive technology, they only select individual additives to do specific performance enhancing jobs; they do not use 'off-the-shelf' additive packages that other lubricant manufactures do. PANOLIN's long-life, robust oils are both ecofriendly and reliable in use. Regardless of what your use is, PANOLIN oil is always the best choice.
When choosing biodegradable hydraulic oil, properties such as: viscosity; thermal, oxidation and hydrolytic stability; compatibility with sealing materials, paints/coatings and metals, corrosion protection and lubricity, should all be taken into consideration. Maintenance of viscosity is the most important aspect of hydraulic oil - it determines the oil film thickness and hence the performance/life of the hydraulic oil and of the equipment it is lubricating. Therefore, the choice of biodegradable hydraulic oil is crucial if optimum equipment performance is expected. However, whilst PANOLIN had produced the best biodegradable hydraulic oil, it is up to the owner/operator of the equipment that the oil is lubricating, to keep it in good operating condition and gain longest possible operational life of both the oil AND the equipment and avoiding incurring costly equipment failures. Regular oil sample testing is recommended to detect contaminants such as water and dirt ingress, or corrosion issues that can severely damage valves, cylinders, pistons and pumps, in the hydraulic system.