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MOLYKOTE® Food Safe Lubricants

Lubrication requirements for food and beverage manufacturing are far more complex than traditional industrial lubricants. Learn how DuPont MOLYKOTE® Performance Lubricants provide best-in-class NSF H1 and H2 performance for food- and beverage-sensitive manufacturing.

What does “Food Grade” Mean for Lubricants?

It is important for food and beverage manufacturing facilities to utilize lubricants that will not contaminate or endanger their products. If a hazardous or harsh fluid were to enter your favorite soft drink during production, you would not enjoy that first sip. In fact, it could cause you harm depending on the chemical makeup! So, how is the quality of any food, water, and consumer products regulated? The NSF International is an independent, global organization dedicated to protecting and upholding the standards for food, water, and consumer products.
What does “NSF H1 Certified” Mean?
At 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 10 ppm)”. These H1-certified lubricants are odorless, tasteless, and inert (nonreactive), and they provide performance lubrication without the risk of contamination.
What does “NSF H2 Certified” Mean?

The next level down for NSF lubricants is used to designate food-grade solutions for equipment that does not come into contact with food (forklifts, out-of-room compressor systems, and other machinery). 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 are critical for 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

DuPont MOLYKOTE® lubricants are engineered at the molecular level for maximum saturation, eliminating potential nucleation sites in the structure that allow 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 and beverage industry, countless processes require extreme cold and hot environments. The MOLYKOTE® family of performance lubricants provides a range of H1 and H2 lubricants with vast temperature stability ranges:

NSF Food Grade

Temperature Range

H1 Approval -76°F to 302°F
(-60°C to 150°C)
H2 Approval -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 the following:
  • Extended Drain Intervals ► Reduced Lubricant Consumption & Expense
  • Cleaner & Longer Operation ► Increased Equipment Lifetime & Reduced Maintenance 

MOLYKOTE® Food Grade:
Performance Oils, Greases and Pastes 

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