Product News: Lubricants

Grease meets demands for severe applications.

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September 12, 2007 - Consisting of lithium complex soap thickener, synthetic base fluid, and additive package, Shell Albida® Grease SDS 1 was developed for plain and rolling element bearings operating under heavy loads and extremely slow speeds. Product provides corrosion and rust protection, and performs under operating temperatures from 25-120°C. Offering anti-wear properties, formula can be applied to rotary stokers, furnaces, hammer mills, and washer bearings.

Shell Lubricants

One Shell Plaza, Houston, TX, 77002, USA

Original Press Release

Shell Develops Grease For Severe Applications

Press release date: August 17, 2007

Shell Albida® Grease SDS 1

Meeting the Demands of Severe Applications

Houston - Plain and rolling element bearings operating under heavy loads and extremely slow speeds require a tough lubricating film that helps reduce wear by keeping bearing surfaces separated. Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell Albida® Grease SDS 1, a heavy-duty synthetic lithium complex grease specially developed for use in these severe applications, even when operating at high temperatures.

Shell Albida® Grease SDS 1 consists of a lithium complex soap thickener, a synthetic base fluid and a specially formulated additive package. The viscous synthetic base fluid and high performance additives give the grease excellent film strength, excellent anti-wear properties, and outstanding load-carrying capacity for effective lubrication even during conditions of extreme pressure. Shell Albida® Grease SDS 1 can be applied to applications such as rotary stokers, furnaces, hammer mills and washer bearings.

"Severe applications with extreme temperatures and heavy loads require specially designed lubricants," said Walt Silveira, US Technical Manager. "Shell Albida® Grease SDS 1 maintains effective lubrication even in the harshest conditions."

Shell Albida® Grease SDS 1 provides excellent corrosion and rust protection. The formulation is designed to perform under a wide range of operating temperatures (between 25°C to 120°C). Shell Albida® Grease SDS 1 joins the full line of Shell Albida® high quality greases, which include Shell Albida® Grease EP, Shell Albida Grease MP, Shell Albida® Grease MPS, Shell Albida® Grease SLC 220, and Shell Albida® Grease WR.

For more information, visit www.shell.com/us/lubricants.

About Shell Lubricants The term 'Shell Lubricants' collectively refers to the companies of the Shell Group engaged in the lubricants business. Shell lubricants companies are global leaders in lubricants and operate in approximately 120 countries worldwide. They manufacture and blend products for use in a range of applications from consumer motoring to food processing and heavy industry to commercial transport. The Shell portfolio of top quality lubricant brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell Tellus®, Shell Cassida®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell Spirax® and a portfolio of car care products and Jiffy Lube® services.

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