SOPUS Products, Shell Lubricants

May 9, 2007
Odorless, tasteless and non-toxic full synthetic lubricant meets food-grade requirements

Developing a safe, quality product is a priority of every food and beverage facility. Though companies would never overlook the quality of their ingredients, some fail to see the importance of the lubricants used in the development of their products. Shell Lubricants introduced Shell Cassida Fluid GLE to help provide peak performance while meeting the strict requirements for food-grade lubricants.

Shell Cassida Fluid GLE (available in ISO 150 and 220) is an odorless, tasteless and non-toxic full synthetic lubricant that is specially designed for various applications in the food and beverage canning industry. The formulation emulsifies water that is essential when used in gear reducers, where contamination from water and juice can cause wear and corrosion to machinery.

The lubricant is suitable for facilities where vegetarian and nut-free food are produced, as it does not contain any natural products from animals, nuts or genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  Shell Cassida Fluid GLE does not promote the growth of bacteria or fungal organisms and is Kosher and Halal certified.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains that food-grade lubricants are harmless if accidentally consumed in quantities below the maximum level of 10 parts per million (ppm). The FDA has zero tolerance for contamination by nonfood-grade lubricants. Shell Cassida Fluid GLE is certified H1 (for incidental food contact) by NSF International, an independent, not for profit organization, which certifies products and drafts standards applicable for food-grade lubricants.