Terresolve Technologies Announces Military Approval for EnviroLogic 115M — Press Release

by: Matthew Potter
November 15, 2012

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High Performance Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluid Meets All Major Hydraulic Fluid Performance Specifications Including Mil PRF 32073A

Mentor, Ohio, November 15, 2012 – Terresolve, an industry leader in producing environmentally safe lubricants and functional fluids, today announced that EnviroLogic 115M won approval from the Department of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

EnviroLogic 115M is an ISO 15 grade hydraulic fluid that is specially formulated to perform in applications where incidental environmental exposure of lubricants is cause for concern. Readily biodegradable, EnviroLogic 115M will break down into natural parts within 28 days in accordance with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) ultimate biodegradation test. This guarantees the fluid will have no long-term negative environmental effects on turf, plants or animals in the event of a leak or spill. Terresolve’s EnviroLogic 100 series is biobased and meets the requirements of the USDA BioPreferred Program. In addition, the EnviroLogic line of products meets all major hydraulic fluid performance specifications, making these products a direct replacement for their petroleum analogues.

“We are always trying to raise the bar of environmentally-acceptable hydraulic fluid performance, and this approval is a testament to our incredible R&D team,” said Terresolve CEO Mark Miller. “Our customers are constantly seeking environmental fluids and greases that are able to perform in exceptionally harsh conditions. EnviroLogic 115M has been used extensively in Artic conditions, where the average temperature for the warmest month (July) is below 10 °C.

“Terresolve products are different from petroleum-based chemicals and other eco-friendly products,” Miller explains. “EnviroLogic is a unique, semisynthetic vegetable-based fluid that meets the strict regulations of the ISO 6743 Environmental Hydraulic Fluids Classification ‘HEGT’ category, yet delivers comparable and, in some cases, superior performance compared to its petroleum-based counterparts. Most other biofluids use synthetic ester (HEES) technology, which is susceptible to oxidation and hydrolysis, which results in a negative impact on performance. We are very proud of the Mil PRF 32073A approval and expect it to be a new standard in hydraulic fluid solutions within the military.”

For more than 15 years, Terresolve has provided various industries with environmentally-safe alternatives to petroleum products. As more companies explore environmentally preferable products for a variety of applications, operators can trust in Terresolve’s products, which protect the environment and are proven to perform as well or better than the toxic oils and lubricants on the market, said Miller.

About Terresolve Technologies Ltd.
Founded in 1996 and based in Ohio, Terresolve Technologies, Ltd is dedicated to providing non-toxic, biodegradable lubricating products that deliver exceptional performance. Terresolve’s biobased and biodegradable fluids have been extensively proven in the lab and in the field and are renewable, support the agrarian community through the use of agricultural products, and meet federal guidelines for environmentally preferable purchasing. For more information, contact: Terresolve Technologies; 9609 Jackson Street, Mentor, Ohio; 44060 USA; (800) 661-3558; www.terresolve.com.

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