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End users are
demanding more
bio-based and
food-grade products
... increasing the
complexity of finding
new and highperformance raw
material outside of
traditional sources.
preventing rust, and performing
over a range of operating conditions
(temperature, equipment runs, etc.),
the food industry adds additional
complexity and regulation related to
both environmental and consumer
safety issues.
High-oleic is big news in soybeans,
says Brentin.
"Soybeans have been known as a
good lubricant for centuries, but when
it's subjected to high temperatures it
starts breaking down," he said. "Oleic
acid is one of the components found in
many vegetable oils that is intrinsically
more stable to heat and oxidation -
and it's more healthy to eat."
"I'm amazed at what science can do
sometimes," Brentin said. "It's really
driving a lot of extended uses." In this
case, he said: "Soybeans taste better
and change less with temperature -
if I'm running a piece of machinery,
I can count on it when it starts up
and when it heats up - there's not
much difference. And it's slippery, so
it lubricates."

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It's a macro trend that manufacturers
should certainly be investigating, he said.

Regulation Likely to Stay an
Important Consideration
"As long as food products are provided to you by someone else - and
we don't go back to a society that
produces their own farm-to-table
food - regulatory issues will continue
to be updated to keep the public safe
from unwanted toxins and contaminants," said Arrington. Trusted
partnerships, he emphasizes, are a
must-have.
Duckworth notes that "regulations
seem to be increasing for exports
as more countries are instituting
programs to protect health, safety and
the environment." He points to CLP
(GHS), EU Ecolabel, LuSC, VGP and
Cleangredients as examples of "regulations that have affected the food-grade
lubricant market." For example, he
added, "EU Ecolabel affects more
than 5,000 products and services in

the market; compound that by each
regulation, and this is a challenge for
each lubricant manufacturer."
Regulatory changes are likely to
continue into the future, says Sanders.
"Hopefully," he said, "they will be for
the betterment of the consumer." Still,
he continued, "often they make it
much more difficult on the lubricant
producers."
It's important for all involved to do
their due diligence as they explore the
materials they use in the food manufacturing process.
"Interview, check and double-check
your food-grade-product supplier,"
Arrington recommended. "Make
sure they are listed in the various
NSF, halal and kosher approval sites.
Tour their facilities to make sure they
do have a white room and they are
following procedures to produce foodgrade lubricants."
Grensing-Pophal is a freelance writer with
over 25 years of experience. She can be reached
at lin@lingrensingpophal.com.


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ILMA Compoundings July 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings July 2018

LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
WHAT’S COMING UP
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
In the Know
International Insight
Market Report
HIGHER RATES, TIGHTER CAPACITY
BEARING FRUIT IN THE FOOD-GRADE LUBRICANTS MARKET
ACHIEVING PEAK PERFORMANCE
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
Member Connections
Cross Connections
PORTRAIT
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ILMA Compoundings July 2018 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings July 2018 - 1
ILMA Compoundings July 2018 - 2
ILMA Compoundings July 2018 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings July 2018 - INSIDE ILMA
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ILMA Compoundings July 2018 - WHAT’S COMING UP
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ILMA Compoundings July 2018 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
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ILMA Compoundings July 2018 - In the Know
ILMA Compoundings July 2018 - International Insight
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ILMA Compoundings July 2018 - Market Report
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ILMA Compoundings July 2018 - HIGHER RATES, TIGHTER CAPACITY
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