Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants

Why Choose Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs)?

Given the recent high profile news coverage of spills and their long term effect on the environment companies are now realizing how this can severely affect their public image as well as their bottom line. In addition to improving your environmental reputation, the opportunity to reduce operating costs is just as important and makes PAG based environmental lubricants a wise choice due to their synthetic high performance specifications. This is especially important when working in environmentally sensitive areas, waterways, city corridors, high visibility areas, etc. The use of PAG lubricants is one way that equipment operators can achieve cost saving benefits through superior performance, whilst virtually eliminating the impact of lubricants that leak into the planet’s oceans and waterways.

Categorized by the US EPA and Environment Canada as the most favorable classification for environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs), non-sheening polyalkylene glycol-based hydraulic and gear fluids are heavier than water, and water-soluble. The EPA’s 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) mandates that owners/ operators convert oil-to-sea interfaces (propulsion systems) from toxic petroleum oils to EALs. ACT’s Neptune line of AW and Gear lubricants provides value in being the only EAL to be truly non-sheening in the event of leaks.

Why choose Synthetic PAG based Water Soluble EAL’s?

  • They have the lowest environmental footprint of all EAL’s
  • You do not have to report a spill as they are classified as a non-toxic and non-hazardous chemical not an oil so they do not fall under oil spill regulations
  • There are virtually no clean-up costs
  • They far exceed other EALs in performance and even have a much higher performance level than conventional lubricants resulting in longer fluid life, less wear, and less machinery downtime – cost reduction
  • They can provide evidence of continuous improvement for ISO 14001 and other environmental management programs
  • They provide a means of enhancing corporate reputation and demonstrating Corporate Social Responsibility.

Their use has been regarded as a mitigating factor by enforcement authorities in some cases of accidental leakage, resulting in no or little penalties.

UCON Trident Hydraulic Lubricants

UCON Trident Environmental Bulletin

UCON Trident Package

EcoSafe V200/V300 Hydraulic Lubricants

EcoSafe V200 Hydraulic Lubricants

EcoSafe V300 Hydraulic Lubricants

SynBio Brochures

SynBio Dow UCON Trident


SynBio EcoSafe V200



SynBio Safety EcoSafe FR Fluid

Synbio SB-BDRG - Biodegradable Drill Rod Grease

Synbio SB-ES25 - EcoSynthetic Hydraulic Fluid

Synbio SB-ES27 - Biodegradable Rock Drill Oil

Synbio SB-ES32 - Biodegradable GL-5 Gear Oil

Synbio SB-ES36 - Biodegradable Gear and Bearing Fluid

Synbio SB-ES37 - Biodegradable TO-4 Transmission Oil

Synbio SB-ES53 - BioEster Decontamination Oil

Synbio SB-ESG-EcoSynthetic HD Moly Grease

Synbio SB-ESG-Moly - EcoSynthetic Moly