NLGI Launches High-Performance Multiuse (HPM) Grease Certification

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In 2019, NLGI began the advancement for a new High-Performance Multiuse (HPM) Grease Certification. Today, we're pleased to share details on the HPM certification and sub-categories with enhanced performance in the following areas:

• HPM Core Spec

• HPM Grease Core with enhanced Water Resistance (HPM + WR)

•HPM Grease Core with enhanced Salt Water Corrosion Resistance (HPM + CR)

• HPM Grease Core with High Load Carrying Capacity (HPM + HL)

• HPM Grease Core with enhanced Low Temp Performance (HPM + LT)

NLGI has partnered with Center of Quality Assurance (CQA) to administer this program. To apply, visit CQA's website and click on "Register Your Products." This will direct you to a five-step process. *Please note: CQA will collect a sample and test against the HPM specification.

The well-known GC-LB Performance Classification has provided an internationally-recognized grease specification for grease and bearing manufacturers, users and consumers since 1989. Although originally conceived as an automotive chassis and wheel bearing specification, GC-LB is recognized as a mark of quality for grease specifiers. Due to advancements in materials, technologies and applications, NLGI recognizes that current applications may be better served by updated specifications. The initial focus of HPM is updated specifications for a premium grease that could be used in a variety of bearings and applications which require similar lubricating properties.

Additional specifications will be defined for high temperature and/or long life. Future specification work may include grease for gear boxes, electric motors and other applications.

To find out more information including specification details, webinar recordings, HPM pricing and more, please click here.

About NLGI: As a nonprofit trade association founded in 1933 by pioneers of the lubricating grease industry, the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) was established with the goal of providing education, scientific and technical information, expert advice, profitable partnerships and a global forum for ideas and innovation. The mission of the organization is “to provide resources relevant to the needs of the global grease community.” Learn more at

About CQA: The Center for Quality Assurance (CQA) has over 25 years of experience working with industry partners to advance technology through the design, development and administration of specification programs. Our vision is to be the global leader in providing knowledgeable and innovative programs and solutions that will enhance the quality and application of our client's products and create better experiences for consumers and users. Learn more at