Food & Pharmaceutical
FOOD SAFE LUBRICANTS
Choosing lubricants for use within food and pharmaceutical processing & manufacturing equipment poses several problems to the engineer, firstly the products must be totally non-toxic and satisfy the regulations for non food compounds used in food manufacturing plants.
These strict guidelines mean products are selected based upon their use/classification with either incidental food contact USDA H1 (now NSF H1 class) or H2 Class (without risk of 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 effect the life of the lubricant.
In bakery applications for example, the ovens can reach above 300C. Conveying components, chains, bearings and other components operating in these conditions can often require frequent relubrication or cleaning to remove unwanted lubricant residue build up.
Lubricants used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical packaging must be food approved. There are numerous applications which include prevention of ingredients from clumping together and from sticking to the tablet punches or capsule filling machine. Lubricants also ensure that tablet formation and ejection can occur with low friction between the solid and die wall.
The lubricants also decrease friction at the interface between a tablet’s surface and the die wall during ejection and reduce wear on punches & dies. They also prevent sticking to punch faces or in the case of encapsulation prevent sticking to machine dosators, tamping pins, etc.
Lubricants also enhance product flow by reducing interparticulate friction.
Food & Pharmaceutical
IKV Lubricants has been a leader in the field of high performance lubricants for many years & has met the increasing demands for tribological products that meet the requirements of the industries OEM’s.
IKV’s strategy consists of continuous research and on-going development supporting the industries design engineers by offering innovative tribological solutions.
IKV's quick reacting team, along with its capability to develop new products to meet a customer brief or application, make it a leader in its field. These products are available as greases, oils, pastes or dry coatings and are state-of-the-art solutions in the field of lubrication for long life, friction and wear reduction.
To accomplish this IKV uses a wide range of materials suitable for their tribological properties as well as for their compatibility or inertness with other materials. The result is a range of products containing approximately 500 formulations, which are capable of solving most all tribological problems encountered.
IKV realises the products must also meet application requirements and has, therefore, adapted its packaging to meet these requirements. IKV is part of a group, which has been in existence for nearly 100 years, a staff of 250 dedicated employees and a fully equipped in house laboratory with the latest equipment and a large production facility.
Although IKV Group already has a large range of proven products it prides itself on its ability to develop new products to meet the growing demands for excellence in industry.
IKV's quality management system guarantees its customers a perfect match between the properties of the products supplied and specific demands. This system has ISO 9001 vs 2000 accreditation.
See 'Specification' tab for product details.
Food & Pharmaceutical
The Brugarolas products 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 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 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 CAPLEX M-00 ATOX - NLGI grade 00 with white oil as the base with aluminium thickener. Drop point of 200°C.
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 150 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 - Synthetic oil 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.
See below for details of the full NSF H1 approved range from Brugarolas.
BESLUX AIR-ATOX 100
BESLUX AIR-ATOX 32
BESLUX AIR-ATOX 46
BESLUX AIR-ATOX 68
BESLUX ATOX 100
BESLUX ATOX 22
BESLUX ATOX 32
BESLUX ATOX 46
BESLUX ATOX 68
BESLUX BESARTIC 68
BESLUX BLANCO CADENAS
BESLUX CHAIN 3020 ATOX
BESLUX CHAIN 3500 ATOX
BESLUX DIVOLSINT ATOX 32
BESLUX DIVOLSINT ATOX 46
BESLUX DIVOLSINT ATOX 68
BESLUX FLUOR LIQ
BESLUX GEAR-ATOX 100
BESLUX GEAR-ATOX 150
BESLUX GEAR-ATOX 220
BESLUX GEAR-ATOX 320
BESLUX GEAR-ATOX 460
BESLUX GEAR-ATOX 680
BESLUX GEAR-ATOX F-150
BESLUX GEAR-ATOX F-220
BESLUX GEAR-ATOX F-68
BESLUX TRIBOGEAR 150 ATOX
BESLUX TRIBOGEAR 220 ATOX
BESLUX TRIBOGEAR 320 ATOX
BESLUX TRIBOGEAR 460 ATOX
G. BESLUX ATOX EH-1
G. BESLUX ATOX M-00
G. BESLUX ATOX M-1/2 CDT
G BESLUX BESSIL EH - Silicone based white grease with no drop point & excellent lubrication properties - the range includes:-
G. BESLUX BESSIL EH-00/ G. BESLUX BESSIL EH-000/ G. BESLUX BESSIL EH-1/ G. BESLUX BESSIL EH-3
G BESSIL 25 - Food approved silicone grease with excellent thermal capacity and water resistance.
Our NSF 3H approved products include:-
Please contact us for more details and advise on the most suitable product for your food related lubrication issues.