Elevance Renewable Sciences Announces Industrial Lubricants Partner
April 11, 2011 (Woodbridge, IL)
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. announces its partnership with Kansas City, MO-based NL Grease LLC. Elevance will collaborate with NL Grease in the commercialization of new environmental high performance grease technology and materials.
“We are pleased to announce our collaboration with NL Grease to commercialize our lubricant technology in grease applications. This collaboration marks an important step in expanding our industrial lubricants portfolio,” said Andy Shafer, executive vice president of sales and market development.
The collaboration will combine the innovation, private label marketing and service capabilities of NL Grease with Elevance’s metathesis technology to make grease production more environmentally sustainable and provide an alternative to raw materials with current supply limitations.
“Elevance brings significant environmental and materials innovation to the grease industry, and should advance the grease market well beyond current technologies. Elevance’s product brings a cost-effective, renewable solution that are of significant interest to my customers,” said Jim Taglia, president of NL Grease LLC.
“NL Grease’s history of industry leadership and innovation, as well as access to customers in a wide variety of industry segments, makes them an attractive partner,” said Shafer.
Elevance Renewable Sciences has opened an entire new landscape of high performance renewable materials based on the company’s proprietary metathesis technology. According to an NLGI grease production industry report, there was more than two billion pounds of grease produced worldwide in 2009. The companies anticipate commercialization to begin during 2011 for the North American grease market.
About Elevance Renewable Sciences
Based in Bolingbrook, Ill., Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. creates valued specialty chemicals from natural oils. Using a Nobel Prize-winning technology called olefin metathesis, the company creates high performance ingredients for use in personal care products, detergents, fuels, lubricants and other specialty chemicals markets. To learn more about Elevance, visit www.elevance.com.
About About NL Grease, LLC
Headquarted in St. Paul, Minnesota with grease manufacturing in North Kansas City, MO, NL Grease, LLC is centrally located to service private label grease customers across North America. NL Grease manufactured products are used in the automotive, industrial, railroad, construction, oil drilling, agriculture and off-highway markets.