Specialist service provider to plastics industry will deliver MI240 biodegradable hydraulic fluid and related sustainability benefits
June 1st, 2023 – Manchester, UK. Performance Biolubricants, a division of UK-based manufacturer M&I Materials has partnered with oil management service provider OMS LubriTek (OMS). OMS are now able to promote themselves as an MI240 HYDRAULIC (MI240) Service Partner, operating within industries where hydraulic oil quality is of paramount importance – with a key focus on the Plastic manufacturing sectors.
MI240 is a range of high-performance hydraulic fluids engineered from a biodegradable synthetic ester. It excels in a multitude of manufacturing applications such as hydraulic presses and machine tool hydraulic systems.
MI240 field trials across the United Kingdom, accompanied by full laboratory analysis programmes, have demonstrated that the fluid’s performance is far superior than conventional mineral oils under the temperature fluctuations experienced in plastic moulding equipment (showing a reduction of greater than 80% in particles over one year at ~ 5,000 operational fluid hours) following a fluid change with MI240 HYDRAULIC (ISO VG 46).
Jamie Shaw, Director at OMS commented, “We are delighted to partner with Performance Lubricants as their Service Provider into the UK’s plastics moulding industry. Having completed the thorough MI240 technical instruction programme, we will be delivering tangible benefits, particularly within the injection and blow moulding sectors with a focus on industries where fast cycle times and high oil temperatures are the norm. MI240 offers a new outlook for hydraulic oil, offering a truly sustainable solution with technology that moves away mineral oil to a chemically engineered Synthetic Ester. MI240 is fully and readily biodegradable, non-hazardous, with excellent inherent ﬁlm strength (lubricity) resulting in reduced wear at surface interfaces. With MI240, machine stoppages because of varnishing – deposit accumulation – will be greatly reduced. At the same time, independent laboratory report trends confirm the potential for MI240 to outlast conventional mineral oils many times over, while staying in excellent condition throughout its life. MI240’s added longevity also provides a customer benefit in greatly reduced used oil disposal costs.”
Performance Biolubricants and OMS LubriTek will both be exhibiting at Interplas at the NEC in Birmingham, UK from September 26-28, 2023.