JAX launches Bio-Guard lubricants
By Mike Brezonick23 June 2021
JAX Inc., a North American supplier of specialty lubricants, has developed a new range of technologically advanced lubricants designed to maximize operational efficiencies with environmentally acceptable formulations.
The new Bio-Guard products are formulated to meet the technical definitions and requirements established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) for biodegradability, toxicity, and bioaccumulation, the company said. “Meeting these requirements was very important for us because it meant we could offer our customers a line of true environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) solutions,” said Jim Cross, JAX marketing director. “This is in contrast to some of the environmentally-friendly products being marketed that don’t meet this definition.
“Environmental compliance can be complicated and rapidly changing. Industries such as commercial marine, forestry, agriculture, hydroelectric power, construction, and mining are all responding to pressures from government regulators, customer preferences, and their own values. Their response allows their operations to maintain peak efficiency while reducing their impact on the environment.”
JAX said the Bio-Guard line of wire rope lubes, gear oils, greases and hydraulic fluids has been designed with the specific challenges of each application firmly in mind. The products include:
- Bio-Guard Wire Rope Lube 00, which is designed to offer rust and corrosion protection for steel wire rope and cables.
- Bio-Guard Gear Oils designed for gearboxes used in outdoor environments.
- Bio-Guard Hydraulic Fluids, synthetic, biodegradable lubricants designed to maximize hydraulic performance.
- Bio-Guard Grease, formulated for areas where water resistance and load carrying properties are primary concerns.