Lubrication requirements for food & beverage manufacturing are far more complex than your traditional industrial lubricant. Learn how the MOLYKOTE® Performance Lubricants provide best-in-class NSF H1 and H2 performance for food & beverage sensitive manufacturing.
What does “Food Grade” Mean for Lubricants?
It’s important for food & beverage manufacturing facilities to utilize lubricants that won’t contaminate or endanger their products. If a hazardous or harsh fluid were to enter your favorite soft drink during production, you wouldn’t enjoy that first sip. In fact, it could cause you harm depending on the chemical make up! What is the NSF? NSF International is an independent, global organization dedicated to protect and uphold the standards for food, water, and consumer products.
What does “NSF H1 Certified” Mean?
The highest level of food-safe certification, NSF H1 Lubricants provide suitable solutions for applications with “incidental, technically unavoidable contact with food products (up to 10ppm)”. These H1 certified lubricants are odorless, tasteless and inert (non-reactive) that provide performance lubrication without the risk of contamination.
What does “NSF H2 Certified” Mean? The next level down for the NSF lubricants are used to designate food-grade solutions for equipment that does not come into contact with food (forklifts, out of room compressor systems). NSF H2 lubricants are highly refined and cannot contain carcinogens, heavy metals, mutagens, mineral acids and other harsh or hazardous chemistries.
Customer safety and quality is critical for nearly every company that produces or processes food or beverages. MOLYKOTE® Food Grade Lubricants help deliver food safe performance in easy-to-use solutions that are simpler than ever to find.
Why Use MOLYKOTE® Food Grade Lubricants?
Excellent Emulsification Resistance
MOLYKOTE® lubricants are engineered at the molecular level for maximum saturation, eliminating potential nucleation sites in the structure that allow for bonds to form with water. This results in an inherent resistance to water for the lubricant's life cycle — providing excellent protection for equipment requiring frequent washing and rinsing without fear of sacrificing lubricant performance.
Broad Temperature Range - From Freezer to Oven
Within the food & beverage industry, there are countless processes that require extreme cold and hot environments. The MOLYKOTE® family of performance lubricants provide a range of H1 and H2 lubricants with robust temperature stability ranges:
NSF Food Grade
-76°F to 302°F
(-60°C to 150°C)
-76°F to 482°F
(-60°C to 250°C)
Highly Refined – High Quality and Better Value
MOLYKOTE® High Performance Lubricants are well known for their highly refined and advanced base stocks. These performance oils provide a range of real-world benefits for a demanding manufacturing environment including: