With PLANTO, FUCHS offers a comprehensive range of rapidly biodegradable lubricants and greases for a multitude of applications.
The world of biodegradable lubricants
Transport, construction, municipal vehicles
Virtually all vehicles operate outdoors in one way or another, carrying all manner of resources on board. These include fuels, engine oils, gear oils, hydraulic oils, antifreeze, etc., which present a not inconsiderable danger to us and our environment in the event of a spillage or accident.
These dangers can be avoided by using special hydraulic oils such as PLANTOHYD and PLANTOSYN for the mobile sector.
Harvesting machines, construction machines, trucks and municipal vehicles, ditch cleaning equipment.
Agriculture and forestry
Forests, fields and Alpine green areas are highly sensitive ecosystems and their modern utilization has long had to be economically viable. Chainsaws lubricants are so-called loss lubricants which, even in their latest versions, enter and remain in the environment when used.
FUCHS focuses on sustainability and economic efficiency and for this reason has developed the rapidly biodegradable PLANTO TAC 68 chainsaw oil, which complies with the special requirements of the EU Ecolabel.
Forestry, land management, agriculture, chain saws, landscaping
Water is the most important basic source of nutrition and is often derived from groundwater or rivers. These important reservoirs are almost exclusively polluted by watercraft, e.g. by propeller greases, chain or rope lubricants and many more.
The FUCHS products PLANTOSYN, PLANTOGEAR and PLANTOGEL enable this pollution to be avoided. All PLANTO products, which have been awarded the EU Ecolabel, may be used in accordance with the new Vessel General Permit (USA).
Fishery, navigation of waters, sail boats and motorboats, locks, oil platforms, dry docks
Renewable energies such as wind power and rapidly biodegradable lubricants share a common background: preservation of the environment and resources.
FUCHS PLANTO lubricants have proven ideally suited for wind energy plants with the most challenging lubricant requirements. The FUCHS products ECOHYD S PLUS and GEARMASTER ECO 320 were developed specially for application in wind energy plants and are approved, rapidly biodegradable hydraulic oils and gear oils.
The most important aspect for commercial use of rapidly biodegradable lubricants in mountainous regions is the preservation of an unspoilt and clean environment.
FUCHS offers a special range of PLANTO products that fulfill environmental protection requirements. These include the PLANTOSYN and PLANTOLUBEPOLAR products, which also ensure the best possible lubrication of machinery in mountainous regions.
Piste preparation, ski lifts, snowmobiles, snow cannons
The use of lubricants and greases in areas where they will come into direct contact with water demands a particularly high degree of protection, against pollution. Greases are needed for gears, pumps, hubs and much more, for drinking water treatment in sewage plants or for operating locks. Alongside excellent performance and a high level of water resistance, the lubricants also need to be rapidly biodegradable in order to protect the environment.
For such applications FUCHS offers numerous products, including the rapidly biodegradable PLANTOGEL ECO 2 N and PLANTOGEL ECO 2 S lubricating greases, which have also been awarded the EU Ecolabel.
Sewage plants, water treatment, docks, locks