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18 December 2018

METALUBE Goes Formaldehyde Free

METALUBE has taken steps to comply with the reclassification of the chemical formaldehyde, from The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).  Whilst the ECHA re-classification currently recommends limiting the use/exposure of 3 types of formaldehyde actives, METALUBE has made the decision to remove all Formaldehyde actives from its product ranges.


In a statement about the change Douglas Hunt, Commercial Director commented: “At METALUBE we are not only committed to providing our customers with quality lubricants but to also ensuring their safety when using our products. Removing Formaldehyde from all of our ranges is now a priority and ensures that we are fully compliant with the ECHA reclassification.”

METALUBE’s new ‘formaldehyde free’ alternatives have been carefully selected by specialists in the company’s state-of-the-art Technology Centre. Through extensive product testing, METALUBE has ensured that product performance and capability have not been compromised.   Starting from 1st December 2018, all METALUBE lubricants will now be free from formaldehyde.  This ensures that the safe use of chemicals is maintained for all staff and customers.


METALUBE exports 95% of its production to over 90 countries worldwide and has offices in Manchester, Dubai, Mumbai, São Paulo and Shanghai.  From its headquarters in Irlam Manchester the company has a fully integrated lubricant manufacturing facility including new state-of-the-art laboratories. Research and development are key to the business and it is constantly investing in the METALUBE® Technology Centre ensuring technical excellence and innovation across its entire range of products and services.

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