PANOLIN was one of the first companies to launch biodegradable lubricants in the early 1980s, and since then PANOLIN has invested heavily in the research and development of these lubricants. Over more than three decades in Madetswil/Switzerland, PANOLIN has developed unique know-how in the field of biodegradable products. PANOLIN has also gained extensive operational application experience through its cooperation with machine manufacturers and many long-standing customers as the demands on performance continue to increase. That's why PANOLIN continuously develop new generations of lubricants, whereby each one offers better protection for hydraulic systems than before.
The Zurich-based company demonstrates its philosophy of a sustainable corporate culture not only at the PANOLIN headquarters in Madetswil, but also in the use of its products at world-famous installations such as the new giant flood gates of the Panama Canal, the London Eye Ferris wheel or Switzerland's Rhaetian Railway. They all bank on the rapidly biodegradable lubricants manufactured in Madetswil by PANOLIN. The latest test by Bosch-Rexroth, one of the world's leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, shows that these products not only fulfill the strictest environmental requirements, but also pass every stress test with flying colors.
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 designed for use in areas that are environmentally sensitive. PANOLIN EALs, however, can be used in areas which are environmentally sensitive and require high performance, which makes PANOLIN biodegradable hydraulic oil an outstanding and versatile performer.
Biodegradable hydraulic oil is preferred to 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. Specifically, PANOLIN oils can both perform on a high level and deal with water in a system without starting to biodegrade. The oils are ecofriendly, long-lasting and high-performance.
PANOLIN is specialized in very different areas like construction, energy, forestry, municipal services, marine, dredging as well as oil and gas exploration and production.
Any environmentally sensitive application can benefit from today's biodegradable hydraulic oil. These Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants are gaining in popularity in a variety of applications where risk to the environment must be minimized. Although they've been used in drilling operations for years, mining, forestry, construction, agriculture and municipal services are turning to biodegradable hydraulic oil to stay ahead of changing regulations and meet the expectations of stakeholders.
With millions of gallons of hydraulic oil released to the environment every year, it's no wonder that acceptance of EALs continues to broaden among users and within industry standards. Moreover, incentives and regulations provided by governments across the globe help encourage the use of biodegradable hydraulic and pneumatic oils.
Thanks to advances in base oils and additives, biodegradable lubricants are bringing much more to the table. New synthetic oils are highly biodegradable and can be used at temperature extremes. The development of new antiwear compounds has allowed additive manufacturers to develop products with extremely low toxicity and high biodegradability. These new, nontoxic additives have the same performance as older additives that contain zinc. However, using PANOLIN biodegradable hydraulic oil means playing it safe: PANOLIN oils are both ecofriendly and versatile in use. Regardless of what your use is, PANOLIN oil is always the best choice.
Therefore, when choosing biodegradable hydraulic oil, properties such as viscosity, compatibility, lubricity, and compressibility should be reviewed. The viscosity of the biodegradable hydraulic oil determines the performance of the hydraulic fluid.
This is often most important when the temperature of the fluid keeps fluctuating. Additionally, the oil must remain non-reactive while at the same time maintaining stability when breakdown from oxidation is threatened. Such reactions affect the efficiency of the hydraulic system. Therefore, the choice of biodegradable hydraulic oil is crucial if optimum efficiency is expected concerning performance. this is the right moment to use PANOLIN products. This bio lubricant of high-performance prevents operators from costly failures. Through regular inspections, the operator can recognize and assess the performance of his hydraulic oil and detect and prevent unwanted machine failures. Regular inspections also enable the operator to check the performance of his hydraulic oil.