Oil products don't have to be bad for the environment. In fact with products like the Marinus line; oils can deliver the same level of lubricant performance expected by the industry while still being environmentally benign. Re-refining (oil recycling) is also being developed as a cost effective way to reduce the impact of oil products on the environment.
At MARYN International we are committed to environmental causes. Any of our products bearing the Marinus label are oils derived from extremely high quality renewable base stocks, which are more than 98% biodegraded after 28 days according to standardized testing and field use. These oils produce no lasting oily residue on water and make essentially no impact on plant and animal life. Products under the Triumph label we define as Environmentally Responsible using high quality base stocks that biodegrade in 60 days rather than 28.
Marinus products are prime examples of the performance that biodegradable oils have to offer. When our proprietary chemistry is added to high quality canola base stock the resulting formulation performs the same functions that you have come to expect and trust from mineral and synthetic oils. MARYN has perfected this combination employing the highly biodegradable capabilities of canola oil while eliminating the related performance concerns is what makes Marinus stand out against the competition.
In the 1970's canola was introduced and due to its unique properties has become the base stock of choice where biodegradable lubricants are required. Where formerly vegetable oils were unable to contend with high ambient temperatures and became solid (crystalline) between 0C to -12C, we are now able to see significant increases in canola performance. MARYN is at the forefront in developing highly biodegradable fluids using high quality canola base stocks for demanding lubrication applications.
MARYN International is dedicated to the careful selection of base stocks that meet the necessary performance criteria while minimizing the environmental effects of oil use. Formulations in MARYN products typically use highly refined mineral bases, polyalpha-olephins(PAO) and other pure stocks that do not persist in the natural environment. MARYN works with base stock suppliers that are committed to preserving the environment and maintain high standards in their quality control programs.
As a general rule, materials that contain a linear hydrocarbon structure biodegrade much more rapidly than those that contain branched structures. The resulting products have the ability when released into the natural environment to further degrade via enzyme-catalyzed oxidation reactions. Selection of highly refined mineral and synthetic base stock types that meet these structure requirements allows MARYN the flexibility to create environmentally responsible lubricants. Triumph products for example, maintain all the necessary performance requirements for long fluid life but do not persist in the natural environment.
Millions of litres of oil are consumed every year. Conventional wisdom has always dictated that shorter oil change intervals, with a regular maintenance schedule are will ensure long term equipment life. The cost to the environment of following unnecessarily short oil change interval can be immense. In many cases current lubrication technology can facilitate extended oil life by following simple practices to ensure the lengthened oil change interval meets the needs of a specific vehicle or piece of equipment.
Processes such as used oil analysis, enhanced filtration, and using appropriate lubrication chemistry can greatly decrease oil consumption by maximizing fluid life. Enhanced filtration can be achieved by selecting a high quality filter or using a bypass unit. Careful selection of the right filters should be accompanied by an oil monitoring program to ensure the fluid maintains low levels of contaminants (wear metals and abrasive particles) during the extended life of the fluid. Where possible we recommend the use of these tools along with MARYN products to obtain the maximum fluid service life.
By achieving optimal fluid life, enhanced chemistry and careful monitoring will greatly reduce oil consumption and minimize the impact to the environment and our dependency on oil reserves.
MARYN International is committed to producing products that minimize the lubricants' environmental impact.