In this category, you will find answers about the most frequently asked questions dealing with coolants.

Synthetic ester oils are used as a base for many types of artificial lubricants. They are a result of mixing acids with alcohols. Unlike mineral oils, they are formed using sustainable organic matter. They are also often better for the environment, offer greater lubricity, lower volatility, cleaner processes, and are biodegradable at the end of their life.

Mineral oils are a by-product created in the process of refining crude oil, to extract gasoline or petroleum. Mineral oils have many applications. They are odourless, transparent liquids that are often used as coolants, cutting fluids or lubricants in industrial processes. They are used as a base oil in a number of Oemeta products.

The USDA stands for the United States Department of Agriculture. Their BioPreferred Program aims to encourage the purchase and use of bio-based products, reducing the reliance on petroleum, and in turn increasing focus on renewable agriculture and improving the environment. To find out more please visit the BioPreferred program website.

CLP stands for “Classification, Labelling and Packaging”. It is a European Union (EU) regulation that covers the classification of chemical mixtures and substances. It is based on the United Nations’ voluntary “Globally Harmonised System” (GHS), but forms part of EU law. The regulation means that certain chemicals and data sheets must be labelled with the appropriate hazard pictograms to warn of potential risks to the user and the environment. Further information on this can be found on the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) website, and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website.

“Globally Harmonised System”, otherwise known as GHS, is a United Nation (UN) initiative that was set up to facilitate the trading of chemical substances amongst countries which previously had differing laws and regulations. It warns those who come into contact with certain substances about the potential risk they can cause to the user and the environment. It is a non-legally binding agreement that has been adopted by different nations and regions. In the European Union (EU), this regulation is enforced under “Classification, Labelling and Packaging” (CLP). More information on GHS can be found on the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s website.