Why BioBlend?


Most companies want to be environmentally responsible. The problem is they can’t afford to compromise on price or effectiveness to do it. BioBlend was founded to help solve that problem, by developing high-performance biodegradable lubricants and industrial products that protect both your equipment and the environment without compromising on either.

Since our founding in 2001, BioBlend’s experts have taken a pragmatic approach toward Environmentally Responsible Lubrication. We believe the best way we can promote environmental responsibility is to make environmentally-responsible products that are just as effective and economical as any less environmentally-sustainable product. If you can afford to use environmentally responsible products, after all, then you will! BioBlend calls this combination of Environmental sustainability, Effectiveness, and Economic feasibility Environmental Synergy, or “eSyn™,” and it’s at the heart of everything we do.

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What is eSyn?™

Environmental Synergy—or eSyn™—is the proprietary guiding process BioBlend’s experts follow when designing our biodegradable products. It is the design process we use to ensure that our products meet BioBlend’s “Three Es” of Environmental Synergy:

Environmental
Effective
Economical

The eSyn™ Process

BioBlend’s experts ensure that our eSyn™ products fulfill all three of these criteria by integrating them into our design process. Here’s how the eSyn™ works, step by step:

Our team of experts and scientists strategically plan and select which products to develop in order to fulfill the specific performance and environmental goals or needs of our customers. We look for the gaps in petroleum based offerings in various industries and fill those with natural (plant-based) and synthetic ester based lubricants and industrial products that can be counted on to meet or exceed your expectations in every application.

We carefully select natural (plant-based) and synthetic base stocks and additives to include in each product to confirm its biodegradability and/or eco-friendliness.  Our goal is to always provide you with an Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL) whenever possible. Then we conduct extensive formulation and testing procedures to dial in the level of performance required to ensure the best possible outcome for your business and the environment.

We use the latest technology and testing procedures to formulate the actual product. After exhaustive research, testing and reformulating we take it to the field for further testing in order prove its application and success. If it doesn’t meet our incredibly high standards we go back to the lab and start the process over again and we do this until we get it right every time. BioBlend is committed to bringing you environmentally acceptable lubricants and products that get the job done.

A lot of science and preparation goes into making our products perform in a way that helps you extend their performance (or drain intervals) and protect the environment. Even so, we ensure our products can be provided at a competitive cost compared to the equivalent mineral or synthetic based product they’re competing against. This doesn’t mean our products are less expensive or cheap. It does mean that their total cost of ownership (TCO) will be on par with, or better than, those petroleum based counterparts.

Environmental

To be considered eSyn approved, a product must either provide an environmentally-responsible alternative to an existing, more environmentally toxic mineral-based oil OR it must provide an original, environmentally-friendly solution to an industry need.

The specific environmental standards a product must pass to receive this approval depend on the product in question, but all eSyn products must fit most if not all of the following technical definitions:

  • Readily biodegradable The product must be proven to be more than 60% biodegradable within 28 days according to OECD 301B.
  • Not or non-bioaccumulative Product must be considered not potentially bioaccumulative by meeting one of following conditions: it has a molar mass greater than 800 g/mol or a molecular diameter greater than 1.5 nm; it has a log Kow less than 3 or greater than 7; or it has a measured BCF less than 100 L/Kg (European Commission standard, 2004).
  • Minimally or low toxic In accordance with EPA 800-R-11-002, the product must pass OECD 201 & 202 for acute toxicity, which is 100mg/L for hydraulic fluids and 1000mg/L for greases, two-stroke oils, & all other total loss lubricants.
  • Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL) Product must be a confirmed EAL by the standard of Appendix A of the 2013 VGP.
  • USDA Biopreferred The Product must conform to standards required to make it a USDA Biopreferred biobased product.
  • And more–see our eSyn product’s data sheets to learn more about specific environmental standards our products conform to and exceed.

Effective

The product must meet or exceed the performance expectations of the potential user. The user must not compromise on quality performance when they make the switch to the eco-friendly product.

In fact, BioBlend’s eSyn products typically exceed conventional products in each of the following areas:

  • Viscosity Index
  • Lubricity
  • High Polarity
  • Solvency
  • High Flash Point
  • High Dielectric Strength

When using an eSyn product under normal operating conditions, not only will you not notice a difference, but you may actually see performance improvements–all while helping the environment.

Economic

The product must be cost-competitive with the mineral-based products it’s comparable to. BioBlend’s eSyn-approved products meet all three of these criteria–something no mineral oil on the market today can claim.

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Which BioBlend Products are considered eSyn™?

Just look for one of the eSyn™ symbols on a product’s page. In addition, all BioBlend products with the “Bio” prefix are considered eSyn. If you see the symbol or the “Bio” prefix, you know you’re buying an Environmentally-friendly, Effective, and Economic product!

The eSyn™ Advantage

BioGrease EPIC HD

One example of the eSyn™ Difference is our new BioGrease EPIC HD. This powerful grease utilizes the latest additive technology coupled with a High Oleic Soy base oil to create a truly remarkable upgrade to our BioGrease HD, and it easily surpasses each of the Three E standards required for eSyn approval:

Environmental

BioGrease EPIC HD is readily biodegradable and has a biodegradability % of greater than 75 in the OECD 301B test. It is also VGP Classified as Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL’s) as per the EPA’s 2013 U.S. Vessel General Permit (VGP).

Effective

This new EPIC Heavy-Duty grease was formulated to provide high film strength, withstand high operating
temperatures and maintain excellent stability. The high viscosity index of the base oil also provides new and improved load carrying capabilities as well as oxidation stability.

Economical

BioGrease EPIC HD has a great total cost of ownership, making it as good if not better a value than its competition. Contact us to learn about our other eSyn products.

As an eSyn™ product, BioGrease EPIC HD is a grease that is uniquely environmentally friendly, effective, and economical. You never need to compromise on quality or price to get an environmentally-friendly (EAL) heavy-duty grease… because the most Environmentally-acceptable product, the most Effective product, and the most Economical product… are all the same product: the eSyn™-approved BioGrease EPIC HD.

How to Get eSyn™ Products

Interested in eSyn™ products? Just get in touch with our experts today. We’re ready to help you find what you need to help the world without hurting your business.

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