Plews Introduces UltraLube® Greases for Rail Curves and Switch Plates

(Dixon, Ill.) - Plews, Inc., dba Plews & Edelmann, today announced the introduction of UltraLube® Rail Curve Greases and Switch Plate Lubricants. These premium biobased greases and lubricants - formulated from U.S.-grown vegetable oils - are available in Hi-Visc and Lo-Visc formulations.

UltraLube Rail Curve Greases contain advanced extreme pressure additives to guard against wheel and rail wear. Both the Hi-Visc and Lo-Visc formulations are available with added molybdenum disulphide (MoS2), which offers enhanced effects for unsurpassed protection. All formulations reduce friction and wear between the track and wheel flange, and their superior lubricity helps improve train fuel efficiency.

The greases are formulated to resist port plugging in wiping bars, and they provide longer carry down track from the lubricator. They offer better gauge face coefficient of friction and less migration to the top of the rail than petroleum-based grease.

Recommended for heavy load applications such as coal trains, UltraLube Rail Curve Greases are designed for wayside applicators with wide temperature requirements. Hi-Visc Rail Curve Greases pump and carry when the grease temperature is between 2°C (35°F) and 71°C (160°F); Lo-Visc Rail Curve Greases pump and carry when the grease temperature is between -18°C (0°F) and 38°C (100°F). UltraLube Rail Curve Greases are ideal for all Portec® and other brand lubricators.

UltraLube Switch Plate Lubricants - also available in Hi-Visc and Lo-Visc versions - are formulated with the best optimized natural seed oils and proprietary additives to protect railway switches from wear and prevent rust and corrosion. Designed to be poured, brushed, wiped or sprayed on railroad switches, the lubricants provide good penetration into the switches. They help prevent dust and dirt buildup, and they resist washout from rain or melting ice.

UltraLube Rail Curve Greases and Switch Plate Lubricants meet the EPA's Environmental Preferable Purchasing (EPP) criteria, and their biodegradable formula makes them ideal for use in environmentally sensitive areas near waterways.

With four times the natural lubricity of petroleum-based oils, UltraLube products instantly penetrate into areas where lubrication is needed most, creating a long-lasting bond to metal and plastic surfaces. Made from crops grown in the United States, UltraLube's vegetable-based formula is eco-safe and non-toxic. Because they are VOC-free and non-flammable with extremely high flash points, UltraLube greases and oils are ideal for environmentally sensitive areas.

UltraLube products are sold by leading retailers, industrial suppliers and warehouse distributors across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit or call 800-545-1689.

About Plews & Edelmann

Plews & Edelmann is a leading manufacturer and marketer of Edelmann® automotive fittings, power steering hose and repair kits, engine and transmission oil cooler lines; Omega® power steering hose and repair kits; Plews/LubriMatic® lubrication equipment; Amflo® air hose, hose reels, air accessories; Tru-Flate® and Camel® air accessories, tire repair and tire hardware; LubriMatic® greases and oils; and UltraLube® biobased lubricants. Plews & Edelmann is controlled by Eigen Capital and Medley Capital, two investment firms that focus on acquiring and funding companies with strong market positions and attractive growth prospects. For more information, visit

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