30 October 2017

OKS lubricants for food technology

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OKS lubricants for food technology can be used in all areas where people
comes into contact with lubricants. This is much more than the food and beverage industry.
Typical users include:

  • Manufacturer of food packaging
  • Machine and plant manufacturer for the food industry
  • Logistics centers for food
  • Manufacturers of household products such as ovens and refrigerators
  • The toy industry
  • The pharmaceutical industry

With OKS special lubricants, you are on the safe side.

Currently, there is no binding European or international legislation for food grade lubricants.
Food technology and related activities therefore mainly follow the American regulations, which are considered to be the strictest in the world.

Positive list from FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
This list, recognized worldwide, contains all substances permitted in food grade lubricants.
In the white paper published by NSF (National Sanitation Foundation), all lubricants tested by NSF are published.
You will find them under www.nsf.org in the chapter "Nonfood Compounds Listings Directory", arranged by company name.
The classification NSF H1 stands for lubricants that may be used when contact with food cannot be ruled out in risky situations.
During NSF H2 summarizes the lubricants that may be used when contact with food is technically excluded.

EC Directive 93/43/EWG (from 14.6.93).
This directive prescribes how food processing companies must use the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) method. This prevention system ensures that all contamination-relevant steps in a food manufacturing process can be identified and monitored. This directive contains no regulations regarding the content of food technology lubricants, but the HACCP method covers the handling of lubricants in food technology.

Here you can read more about OKS special lubricant for food applications

Please contact our product specialist Mats-Inge Ericsson 0708-887801 for more information.