April 2016 – The HEES 46 hydraulic oil was distinguished with the German Environmental Protection Seal "Blue Angel" because it is better for the environment than many competition products. This makes the German motor oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY one of the few manufacturers entitled to use this seal.
In all Germany only seven other hydraulic oil manufacturers are entitled to use this environmental symbol for biodegradable lubricants and hydraulic fluids, RAL-ZU 178. "This fact alone makes us proud. The award is the reward for our efforts to be able to offer environmentally conscious consumers corresponding products," says David Kaiser, Head of Research and Development at LIQUI MOLY.
The HEES 46 hydraulic oil was developed for use in vehicles in construction, forestry and agriculture. Because machines working in biologically sensitive environments such as water protection areas or forests are obligated to use biologically degradable hydraulic fluids exclusively. This is required by law. Leaks such as a burst pipe can lead to substantial environmental damage if conventional lubricants with toxic, difficult to degrade constituents get into the soil or water.
Environmentally friendly hydraulic fluids display the HE identification for Hydraulic Environmental. "Our HEES 46 hydraulic oil is based on synthetic ester and is not dangerous for bodies of water making it an ideal lubricant for vehicles operating in ecologically sensitive terrain," explains David Kaiser. At the same time, the oil has a high resistance to aging and is unaffected by extreme operating temperatures. It even effortlessly masters applications in equipment for preparing skiing slopes in the mountains. "Environmental projects have no longer been limited to vehicle manufacturers for some time; they are becoming increasingly important on the international automotive after-market as well", continued the Head of the Research Department.
The 'Blue Angel'provides reliable and trustworthy orientation for consumers making purchase decisions based on environmentally relevant factors and health aspects. Criteria developed in-house for the corresponding product group ensure that these products satisfy the highest demands in terms of their environmental, health and consumer properties. These criteria are checked by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment in a regular cycle in order to keep up with technical advancements.
About LIQUI MOLY
LIQUI MOLY GmbH from Ulm in South Germany offers a wide range of high-quality products such as motor oils, additives, vehicle care products and service products. The range includes some 4000 items. LIQUI MOLY develops and tests their products in their own laboratories, manufactures exclusively in Germany and markets all of their products themselves. LIQUI MOLY was founded some 50 years ago and is now one of the leading companies in the industry. The products are sold in Germany and in 120 other countries.