Modern day food manufacturing involves complex machines and innovative technologies. With increased awareness on healthy diet, focus has been to produce food whilst retaining nutrition and quality consistently. The sophisticated machines used in the process need to be lubricated regularly to ensure their seamless operation. Although these machines are designed to have zero contact of lubricant with food items in process, possibility of contamination in PPM measure cannot be ruled out during the regular day to day operation. Hence the type of lubricant used is critical.

BECHEM NSF H1 approved food grade oils are based on high performance synthetic oils and are capable of operating under high load carrying environment. BECHEM food grade oils offer reliable protection against corrosion of contacting surfaces.

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Food Grade Oils

NSF H1 approved, high performance synthetic oils with high load carrying ability. Berusynth H1 series provide superior corrosion protection and offer wear resistance to the contacting surfaces. Halal and Kosher approved, Berusynth H1 are available in varying viscosities for industrial requirements.

Applications: Ready to meet the lubrication requirements of air compressors, transportation chains, drive chains, and machines including hydraulics, gears, circular lubrication, fans etc. Suitable for requirements of food, pharma and feed industry.

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Berusynth 15 H1 to 1000 H1

  • High
  • Low temperature
  • Food grade / Pharmaceutical technology
  • Corrosion protection
  • Hydraulic
  • Chains
  • Closed gears
Polyalphaolefin15-1000≥ 170 to ≥ 260

Synthetic high temperature chain oil for superior lubrication film with high load carrying capacity and provides excellent protection against wear of contacting surfaces. The high performance oil has low evaporation rate even at high temperatures. Berusynth CB 180 H1 has good penetration properties and high wash-out resistance. Berusynth CB 180 H1 is NSF H1 approved as well as Halal and Kosher certified. Resistant to hot and water and provides excellent protection against corrosion.

Applications: Recommended for conveyor chains in baking, drying ovens of food processing and beverage industry. Suitable for chains used in the production of surgery rubber gloves.

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Berusynth CB 180 H1

  • Chains
  • Food grade / Pharmaceutical technology
  • High temperature
  • Corrosion protection
  • High loads
  • Resistant to water
Ester180≥ 240

Based on medical white oil and advanced formulation, Berulub Fluid W + B is a high performance oil for application in food and pharma processing industries. This clear and transparent oil that is neutral in smell and taste, has very good creeping ability, helping in lubricating frcition partners that are difficult to access. Possesses excellent water repelling properties and provides good corrosion protection. Free of resin and acid, Berulub Fluid W + B is DAB 10 grade (as per German Medical Whitebook) of medical purity as well as NSF H1 and Halal certified.

Applications: Recommended to lubricate low speed plain and roller bearings, toothed wheels and chains in bottling or packaging plants, stirrers, mills and fermenting chambers. Suitable for lubrication of seal ground-in parts, example : stop cocks, dosing pistons, valves, all kinds f seals, lip seals and O-rings, corking mechansims and applications in medical engineering. Also recommended for lubrication of gripping devices of the labelling machines in the food industry, lubrication of machine parts in brewery and beverage industry. Also available as Berulub W + B Spray

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Berulub Fluid W+B

  • Chains
  • Food grade / Pharmaceutical technology
  • Corrosion protection
  • Plain bearings
Medical white oil70≥ 225

Universal cold cleaning agent that removes all types of oil and grease contaminations, oil carbon, waxes, tar, bitumen etc. The PAO based oil dissolves contaminants and ensures a clean finish. Beruclean is compatible with metals, elastomer and plastic materials, textiles, stone, marbles and tiles. The colourless liquid is NSF H1 approved as well as Halal and Kosher certified. Beruclean is readily biodegradable (OECD 301 F : 70% after 28 days).

Applications: Suitable for cleaning of tools, work pieces, vehicles, motors, gears, machines, motor cycles and bicycles, tanks workshops, ships, chains, dewaxing of new cars etc. Can be used manually or through mechanical and automatic cleaning equipment such as flood and immersion baths, ultrasonic appliances and atomisers etc.

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Beruclean ECO

  • Biodegradable
  • Food grade / Pharmaceutical technology
Polyalphaolefin≥ 65

Food grade oil to reduce friction and resulting wear between friction partners in food processing applications. Offers reliable protection against corrosion for contacting surfaces. BECHEM Plantfluid is harmless and suitable for applications that have direct contact with food being processed. BECHEM Plantfluid is NSF H1 and 3H approved as well as Halal and Kosher certified.

Applications: Recommended for grid and slat conveyors of continuous baking ovens used in large bakeries. Eliminates squeaking noises and stiffening of conveyor belts.

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BECHEM Plantfluid

  • Corrosion
  • Food grade / Pharmaceutical technology
Native Oils42≥ 320

Applications and Properties

The unique pictograms help identify primary characteristics of the lubricant as well as key applications and industries it has been established at a glance. However the final recommendation would still have to be by the BECHEM specialist after having studied application and its operating environment. As the saying goes, ‘every problem has a unique solution, if only, one is looking for it’. This is the core philosophy to our approach towards ‘Application Engineering’ and staying true to ‘speciality’

High temperature

Low temperature

Food grade / Pharmaceutical technology

Corrosion protection



Closed gears

Resistant to water

High loads

Corrosion protection

Plain bearings


Frequently Asked Questions

Short bytes for queries on lubricants that always bothered you

Greases are made by mixing a solid material, called a thickener, with a base oil and property enhancing additives; but it’s the oil that forms the lubrication film. For better understanding, grease thickener can be thought of as a sponge saturated with oil. Moving parts squeeze the oil out of the sponge like thickener for forming the lubrication film. Typically, the base oil constitutes the largest proportion of grease weight at about 80-90%, followed by thickener at 10 to 20% and additives under 10%.

Dropping point of a lubricating grease is an indicator of the heat resistance of the grease. and is the temperature at which the grease is no more a thickened lubricating medium. The dropping point indicates the upper temperature limit at which a grease retains its structure, not the maximum temperature at which a grease may be used.

Few greases have the ability to regain their original structure after cooling down from the dropping point.

The most important feature of a grease is its consistency.  A grease that is too stiff may not get pumped into areas requiring lubrication.  While a grease that is too fluid may leak out. Grease consistency depends on the type and amount of thickener used and the viscosity of its base oil.  A grease consistency is its resistance to deformation by an applied force.

The measure of consistency is called penetration.  Penetration depends on whether the consistency has been altered by working.  Standard test procedures established by American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) and accepted by industry are ASTM D 217 and D 1403,  measure penetration of unworked and worked greases.

The NLGI has established consistency numbers ranging from 000 to 6, corresponding to specified ranges of penetration distance of the standard cone into the test grease.  Table below lists the NLGI grease classifications along with a description of the consistency of each classification.

Viscosity: It is a measure of resistance to flow of a lubricating oil.

Viscosity index: It is defined as rate of change of viscosity with respect to temperature.


  • It is the most important property which determines the performance of lubricating oils under the influence of temperature
  • A lubricating oil should have sufficient viscosity to retain a lubricating film on the surface
  • On machine part moving at slow speeds under high pressures, a high viscous oil should be used as it better resists being squeezed out from between the rubbing parts.  Light oils can be used for lower pressures and high speeds.
  • It is not possible to maintain a liquid oil film between two moving or sliding surfaces if the viscosity is too low and hence excessive wear will occur.

The pour point of an oil is the minimum temperature at which the oil turns into semi solid and almost losses its flow characteristic. At low temperatures, the viscosity of the oil will be very high, causing the oil to resist flow. This is important in equipment that operates in a cold environment or handles cold fluids.

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