The PANOLIN Group has emerged from PANOLIN AG, founded in 1949.

PANOLIN is a completely independent Swiss lubricants manufacturer based near Zurich, specialising in Environmentally Considerate Lubricants, Hydraulic fluids and Greases, for all vessel applications.

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Benefits of using lubricants manufactured by PANOLIN

  • Recognised as meeting Bio-degradability, Toxicity and Bio-accumulation requirements – and leave no residual sheen/slick
  • Superior Viscosity-Temperature behaviour – retains higher viscosity and shear stability than mineral oils at high temperatures
  • No Lacquer formation/gumming - due to outstanding thermal oxidation stability
  • Much higher (~x15) water absorption capacity to saturation, compared with mineral based oils
  • Readily ‘demulsifies’ for effective management of seawater ingress into vessel equipment
  • No ‘buttery’ emulsion formed with seawater – bearings & seals can operate on ‘pure’ oil, as they were designed to – and no clogged pipes
  • Compatibility with a wide range of sealing materials, bearing materials, paints
  • Low Pour Point – lower viscosity at low temperatures than mineral oils – good cold start fluidity and lubrication at low temperature
  • Less downtime for oil changes to be done; saving of resources and reduction of costs for disposal of used oil
  • Reduced Carbon Footprint: CO₂ emission reduction, renewable resources, energy savings
  • Selected products hold International eco labels
  • Through-life cost saving – longer life than mineral oil – potentially the life of the equipment
PANOLIN is proud to offer GREENMARINE

This is PANOLINs new lubricants concept for ships and vessels. It stands for a ship/vessel, which conserves the environment.

GREENMARINE consists of PANOLIN ECLs (Environmentally Considerate Lubricants)
  • Synthetic longer life span/extended oil drain intervals safe lubrication even under very high load
  • Rapidly biodegradable, low toxicity, no bioaccumulation
  • NEW: reduces CO2 emissions thanks to longevity (vs. mineral oil)

PANOLIN GREENMARINE for a greener future

  • Since 30 years PANOLIN ECLs* help to protect the environment
  • Today PANOLIN helps you reduce your carbon footprint
  • PANOLIN ECLs avoid several tons of CO2 emissions from your machinery

Selected PANOLIN lubricants have been awarded the EU Ecolabel.

The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary label promoting environmental excellence which can be trusted and is awarded to products that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle.

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