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Eight Inolex Lexolube synthetic esters were recently approved for use in food-processing applications by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
The approved products appear in the official CFIA reference guide for approved materials and include Lexolube FG-68 H1 OCL, Lexolube FG-100 H1 OCL, Lexolube FG220 H1 OCL, Lexolube FG350 H1 OCL, Lexolube FG-68 HX1, Lexolube FG-100 XH1, Lexolube FG-220 HX1 and Lexolube FG-350 HX1.
“Certification by the CFIA is very important,” said Tyler Housel, lubricants business director at Inolex. “Their standards are high, and acceptance has opened up a variety of new opportunities for us.”
Inolex synthetic esters are used to produce lubricants for food processing, textile manufacturing, metalworking fluids, hydraulic fluids, chain lubricants and low-temperature oils and greases. Heat resistant to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C), they are flexible and adaptable to practically any application challenge.
With headquarters in Philadelphia, Inolex provides specialty ingredients and building blocks for the lubricants and cosmetics industries. For more information, visit www.inolex.com.