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Cortec EcoLine® Bio-Based Food Machinery Grease

Cortec EcoLine® Bio-Based Food Machinery Grease

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Bio-Based EcoLine® Grease for Food Machinery are NLGI grades 1 and 2 greases.

They're designed for greasing machinery that may come into touching foodstuff. EcoLine® Biodegradable Food Machinery Greases are made from natural seed oils. They provide excellent lubrication to working metal parts. They exhibit a strong bond to resist water runoff and function effectively over a wide temperature range.

The Greases contain 96% USDA-approved biodegradable ingredients that meet the USDA BioPreferred® Program's necessary federal purchasing requirements. They are equipped to handle demanding lubricating applications in the food and beverage processing sectors.

Bio-Based EcoLine® Lubricating Grease for Food Machinery have been recognised under the Nonfood Compounds NSF Registration Program as H1 class lubricants for unexpected contact with foods (Reg. #157338, respectively).


  • Developed in compliance with U.S. standards. FDA regulation 21 CFR 178.3570, "Lubricants with Incidental Food Contact".
  • Part of the BioPreferred® USDA Program.
  • Operates in a variety of temperatures.
  • Includes extreme pressure additives.
  • Biodegradable.
  • Harmless to plants*.


Apply to food processing and other equipment that requires NLGI grade 1 or 2 grease.

Typical uses for Grease #1:

  • Low-speed bearings.
  • Oscillating equipment.
  • Other low-temperature or environmental applications.

Typical applications for Grease #2:

  • Bearings.
  • Machine slides.
  • Gears.
  • *Always ensure that all items are used and disposed of in compliance with local regulations.


• Improves lubricity for mechanical components.
• Prevents ferrous metals from rusting.
• Protects equipment and gear from strong stress loads.
• Prevents water washout.

Typical Properties

Oil Characteristics

Typical Values


EcoLine® Food Machinery Lubricating Grease #1

EcoLine® Food Machinery Lubricating Grease #2

NLGI Grade







Base Oil Viscosity

104 °F

(40 °C)



212 °F

(100 °C)






Dropping Point (ASTM D2265)

509 °F (265 °C)

523 °F (273 °C)

Penetration, 60 strokes (ASTM D-217)



Four Ball Wear Scar

0.48 mm

0.48 mm

Four Ball Weld Load

200 kg

200 kg

Corrosion (ASTM D-1743)



Packaging & Storage

Available in different packaging such as cartridges (14 ounces or 396 g in 12 per carton), plastic pails (5 gallons or 19 L), and metal drums (55 gallons or 208 L).
To prevent separation, keep it cool and dry at around 32-86 °F (0-30 °C). EcoLine® Grease no. 1 and 2 Bio-based should be sealed in a container. Exposure to dust, dirt, extreme temperatures, or other pollutants can significantly reduce product quality.

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