Food Safe Lubricants
IKV UK are manufacturers of a full range of food grade lubricants, all having NSF H1, H2, H3 or 3H classification.
Lubricants for use within food processing & manufacturing the products must be totally non-toxic and satisfy the regulations for non-food compounds used in food manufacturing and food packaging plants - see also link to corrugator lubricants.
These strict guidelines mean products are selected based upon their use/classification with either incidental food contact USDA H1 (now NSF H1 class), H2 Class (without risk of food contact) or H3 (direct food contact).
Secondly they must perform well as lubricants, often extreme high or low temperatures or aggressive cleaning processes are encountered, all of which can adversely affect the life of the lubricant.
In bakeries for example, the ovens can reach temperatures in excess of 300C. Conveying components and chain bearings operating in these conditions can often require frequent re-lubrication or cleaning to remove unwanted lubricant residue build up.
We can supply everything from hydraulic, gearbox and general lubricating oils to food grade greases for extremes of temperature from –73 C to 300 C+. We also have a range of biodegradable products should this be required.
Using the correct lubricant in any given application can reduce costs, increase productivity and reduce costly failures whilst also reducing the overall environmental impact.
Food Safe Lubricants
For food and beverage producers, pharmaceuticals manufacturers, and producers of containers used to package food-related products, there’s no more important lubrication issue than the use of what are typically referred to as “food-grade lubricants”.
Lubricants intended for use in food production are registered with the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) as either H1, H2 or H3, depending on the intended application and formulation. Registration is voluntary and simply requires a review of the product ingredients with a list of compounds known to be “safe” for incidental food contact at low levels.
Of the three, H1 is by far the most important classification and is typically referred to as a lubricant designated for “incidental food contact”. This relates to applications where it is possible for the lubricant to touch the product (food, beverage, pharmaceutical, etc.) in low concentrations due to leakage or over-lubrication.The only classifications for registration of a lubricant by the NSF are the following:-
H1 - General - incidental contact
H2 - General - no contact
H3 - Soluble oils
HX-1 - Ingredients for use in H1 Lubricants
HX-2 - Ingredients for use in H2 Lubricants
HX-3 - Ingredients for use in H3 Lubricants
The 3 H classification is different and can be used for many different food processing substances. It is classified 3H as a release agent for direct food contact. This could be chopping boards or meat slicing blades, micers and so on to stop the meat sticking and act as a lubricating film and release material.
Food Safe Lubricants
The Brugarolas products G.BESLUX ATOX, BESLUX ATOX and BESLUX GEAR ATOX have been designed specifically to lubricate machines and equipment in the food industry where there may be incidental contact with food.
Our IKV BESLUX CHAIN 3020 Atox is a high temperature, fully synthetic bakery chain oil used widely in tortilla ovens, naan bread production and other flat bread applications which is NSF H1 certified.
Our IKV RAMCA range of synthetic ester bakery chain oils is ideal for bakery chains running at extremes of temperature where minimal lacquering and re-lubrication coupled with long chain life is the goal. These oils can be either automatically applied or brushed on manually. We also supply Ramca oils in aerosol form.
The IKV DENSOLINA range is for applications where direct food contact lubrication is required for example on meat slicers, cutting blades and chopping boards.
Our NSF H1 food approved grease ranges include:-
G BESSIL 25 - Food approved silicone grease with excellent thermal capacity and water resistance.
G BESLUX ATOX ASP-2- Load resistant, adherent grease with excellent water resistance.
G BESLUX ATOX BT-2 - Special low temperature for the lubrication of freezing tunnels and refrigerated warehouses.
G BESLUX ATOX H-1/2 - White, food grade grease with high performance at high temperatures and high loads.
G BESLUX ATOX H-2/3 - White grease with high performance at high temperatures and high loads. Ideal for overloaded bearings.
G BESLUX ATOX TF/S - Food grade synthetic oil with PTFE. Ideal for lubrication of metal & plastic contacts.
G BESLUX BESSIL EH - Silicone based white grease with no drop point & excellent lubrication properties.
G BESLUX BIOGREASE M-WR - Calcium thickened adherent biodegradable grease - excellent water resistant properties.
G BESLUX CAPLEX M - Load resistant white grease with excellent water resistance. Ideal as a food approved bearing lubricant.
G BESLUX FLUOR HT-2 - Inorganic grease with excellent chemical and thermal stability for bearings at extreme temperatures.
G BESLUX FLUOR H-2 - Synthetic fluorinated grease with excellent performance at high temperatures & high loads.
G BESLUX WHITE FOOD GREASE - High performance inorganic grease without drop point. Ideal for the lubrication of bearings.
The following products are NSF H2 approved:-
BESLUX AIRSINT 100 - synthetic oil for piston compressors.
BESLUX CAMIN WR - Mineral oil for lubrication of chains in the presence of steam & moisture.
BESLUX CAMIN 4200 - Mineral oil for lubrication of chains in the presence of steam & moisture.
BESLUX RAMCA 150 - Synthetic oil recommended for the lubrication of chains up to 280°C.
BESLUX RAMCA 320 - Syntheticoil recommended for the lubrication of chains up to 280°C.
BESMOLY L-220 - Lithium grease containing Molybdenum Disulphide for bearings that are subject to high loads & shock loads.
GAN 850 EP - Lithiumgrease for multipurpose use.
BESLUX PLEX 2 - Lithium complex grease with excellent resistance to high temperatures and water washout.
BESLUX PLEX H-2 - Lithium complex grease for high loads & excellent resistance to high temperatures and water.
AGUILA JET 70- Lithium/ calcium grease that is very adherent with excellent resistance to corrosion and water washout.
BESLUX PLEXBAR H-2 - Barium complex grease with exceptional resistance to water washout. Recommended for use on food sterilisers.
BESLUX FLUOR H-2 - Fluorinated grease for the lubrication of bearings and ball joins for high temperature ovens including pizza & waffle ovens.
Food Industry Solvents
IKV SOLVALIM-60 is a cold degreasing agent entirely exempt from aromatic and halogen compounds offering a good solvent power and evaporation rate adapted to most industrial applications with NSF K-1 approval (solvent cleaners – non-processing area products).
IKV-SOLVALIM 60 has the following properties:
- Practically odourless and not aggressive to the skin
- Meets requirements of the agricultural/stuffs, aeronautical and nuclear industries
- Has a very high dielectric strength
- Dries at ambient temperature without leaving any traces or residues
- Highly neutral to paints, varnishes and most elastomers
- Can be used on all industrial and manual processes
Flash point: ≥ 62°C.
Food Safe Lubricants
- IKV Factsheet - Food Lubricants.pdf
- IKV Factsheet - Lubricant classifications for food, bottling and pharmaceutical.
- Lubricant, grease for abattoirs and food processing applications
- Lubricant for wafer and waffle ovens
- Lubricants for refrigerated trailers and food transportation
- Direct food contact lubricants for slicing blades in the food industry
- Our Food GLide 3H Grease is registered for direct food contact.