Biodegradable lubricants

For Total Lubrifiants, commitment to the environment is a central priority. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) defines biodegradable lubricants (bio-lubricants) as being:

  • Of low toxicity
  • Subject to rapid decomposition by living organisms

Lubricants of this type are covered by strictly controlled legislation.

Biodegradable oil

A single litre of oil can pollute as much as 1,000,000 litres of water. That's why Total produce a large selection of biodegradable lubricants that perform well across all kinds of applications, whilst still meeting stringent environmental requirements. Our products allow you to operate with respect for the environment, and without compromising on productivity or maintenance costs. Our bio-lubricants are manufactured from synthetic esters as well as vegetable oils (chiefly rapeseed).

Vegetable oils are:

  • Almost 100% biodegradable
  • Inexpensive

Synthetic oils feature:

  • Better oxidation resistance
  • Extended service life for machinery

Total's range of biodegradable and eco-friendly lubricants offer some of the highest technical specifications on the market. Their quality and efficiency are at least equal to those of conventional lubricants.

  • Biodegradable lubricant technical specifications:
  • High viscosity index
  • High flash point
  • Reduction in product volume lost via evaporation
  • Low pour point and viscosity levels, even at low temperatures
  • High biodegradability
  • Low or zero toxicity
  • Customer benefits:
  • Longer equipment service life
  • Corrosion protection
  • Energy savings
  • Greater reliability and safety
  • Respect for operators' health and safety
  • Minimal pollution risk

Biodegradable and eco-friendly products

Total's range comprises a full spectrum of biodegradable and environmentally friendly lubricants, fluids and greases. Our family of products includes:

  • Biodegradable antifreeze
  • Biodegradable gear oil
  • Biodegradable hydraulic fluid
  • Biodegradable grease