As the world continues to focus on sustainability and reducing environmental impact, the need for biodegradable lubricants and environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) has become more apparent.
Biodegradable Lubricants vs. Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants
Biodegradable lubricants are lubricants that can be broken down into non-toxic components by natural processes. They offer numerous benefits, including reduced environmental impact, improved sustainability, and cost savings over the long term. However, not all biodegradable lubricants meet the U.S. EPA’s standards for biodegradability, toxicity, and bioaccumulation, which means they may not be considered EALs.
EALs are lubricants that meet the U.S. EPA’s standards for biodegradability, toxicity, and bioaccumulation. They are environmentally friendly and sustainable, making them an ideal choice for companies looking to reduce their environmental impact. EALs can be biodegradable or non-biodegradable, as long as they meet the U.S. EPA’s standards.
One particular industry where EALs are essential is marine. The Vessel General Permit (VGP) was established to address the incidental discharge of pollutants, including lubricants, from commercial vessels greater than 79 feet operating within 3 miles of U.S. coasts and the Great Lakes. Amended in 2016 to include vessels of any size, VGP requires affected vessels to use EALs in all applications with an oil-to-water interface.
Selecting an EAL: JAX Bio-Guard Lubricants
There are a lot of considerations when deciding on an environmentally acceptable lubricant for your organization and the customers you serve. Typically, that decision has three main drivers – Performance, Compliance, and Cost. While every situation is different, the right answer for your organization is where those three influences intersect.
JAX Bio-Guard product development always begins with performance. You’re purchasing a lubricant to protect and enhance your equipment’s operation, regardless of industry. If our product doesn’t perform that function, it’s not the right choice for you. That’s why our Bio-Guard products have undergone hundreds of hours of testing in the laboratory and in real-world work environments just like yours.
Environmental compliance can be complicated and rapidly changing. We are constantly looking at new technologies that will help you meet your unique compliance requirements without sacrificing performance. We stay connected to the major environmental requirements affecting your business to ensure that our Bio-Guard products are one less thing you have to worry about.
The true cost of any lubricant is not price alone. What must also be factored in is the savings realized by protecting and extending the life of your equipment, reducing downtime, increasing efficiency and eliminating potential liabilities. It’s very important to evaluate all of these factors when determining the true cost of a lubricant for your facility.
JAX Bio-Guard™ Solutions
JAX Bio-Guard™ lubricants are leading the way in the field of EALs, offering a range of high-performance lubricants that meet the U.S. EPA’s standards for biodegradability, toxicity, and bioaccumulation. They have undergone hundreds of hours of testing in the laboratory and in real-world work environments to ensure they perform as well as traditional lubricants.
JAX Bio-Guard™ products are also designed to meet environmental compliance requirements, making them an ideal choice for companies looking to reduce their environmental impact without sacrificing performance.
Take a look at our Bio-Guard products
While biodegradable lubricants offer numerous benefits, it’s important to note that not all biodegradable lubricants are EALs. EALs are lubricants that meet the U.S. EPA’s standards for biodegradability, toxicity, and bioaccumulation, making them the ideal choice for companies looking to reduce their environmental impact.
JAX Bio-Guard™ products are leading the way in this innovative field, offering a range of high-performance lubricants that meet the U.S. EPA’s standards and are environmentally friendly and sustainable.
If you’re looking to reduce your environmental footprint and improve your company’s sustainability, EALs may be the right choice for you.