European Ecolabel and LuSC

Functional Products Inc. provides biobased and ecofriendly additives for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) via the European Ecolabel’s Lubricant Substance Classification (LuSC) listEuropean Ecolabel is one Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL) program that may be used to streamline registration for Vessel General Permit (VGP) for lubricants and greases on ships and waterways.

The LuSC list as of 5 September 2022 is available here and contains all white-listed components and packages. Newly registered products may take some time to appear on the list but are valid – contact us for the most recent LuSC status.

For more information on exact formulation and performance requirements, consult the User Manual for EU Ecolabel Lubricants. Treat levels are dependent on the properties of the additive, application, and likelihood of loss to the environment.

Current products on the LuSC list (click to download cheat sheet):

Base Stocks:

  • FUNCTIONAL V-5019 – ISO 1900 synthetic ester with excellent biodegradability and low temperature fluidity
  • FUNCTIONAL V-5048 – ISO 4800 synthetic ester with excellent biodegradability and low temperature fluidity

Tackifiers:

  • FUNCTIONAL V-188P2 – Shear stable biodegradable OCP tackifier for biodegradable PAO / HEPR, oil-soluble PAG, and non-ester formulations
  • FUNCTIONAL V-584 – Tackifier for vegetable oils and some synthetic esters

Viscosity Modifier / Viscosity Improvers:

  • FUNCTIONAL V-508 – 29 SSI viscosity modifier in vegetable oil for biobased; versatile in many vegetable oils and synthetic esters
  • FUNCTIONAL V-508A5 – V-508 variant, based in a synthetic diester
  • FUNCTIONAL V-508M – V-508 variant, more concentrated
  • FUNCTIONAL V-508F – V-508 variant, more concentrated in biobased ester
  • FUNCTIONAL V-515 – 50 SSI viscosity modifier and shear stable tackifier in vegetable oil for biobased
  • FUNCTIONAL V-516 – V-515 variant in high oleic vegetable oil
  • FUNCTIONAL V-521 – 30 SSI viscosity modifier in vegetable oil for biobased; exceptional low temperature fluidity
  • FUNCTIONAL V-521L – V-521 variant, lower viscosity for better handling

Pour Point Depressants:

  • FUNCTIONAL PD-585 – Concentrated pour point depressant for vegetable oils / triglycerides
  • FUNCTIONAL PD-590 – Pour point depressant for vegetable oils / triglycerides with good handling viscosity

Complete Additive Package:

Defoamers/Demulsifiers:

  • FUNCTIONAL DF-400 – versatile defoamer for biodegradable PAOs and low polarity esters
  • FUNCTIONAL DF-500 – silicone-free defoamer for vegetable oils and fatty synthetic esters (medium polarity)
  • FUNCTIONAL DM-400 – highly effective demulsifier for a wide range of EAL base fluids

Grease Additives and Thickeners:

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