It is never desirable for lubricants to be allowed to contaminate raw materials, work-in-progress or finished product, the consequences of a lubricant contaminated product are rarely more acute than in the food processing industry. As such, lubricants used in this industry have requirements, protocols and performance expectations that exceed typical industrial lubricants.

Matrix Specialty Lubricants has developed an extensive range of food grade lubricants which frequently outperform high-tech industrial lubricants and greases. Matrix continues to develop and add new products to the existing extensive portfolio. For any special product request do not hesitate to seek the assistance of your local Matrix representative.

NSF og InS are certification bodies that approves lubricants and grease according to different categories of application.

Here is a list describing the most common lubricant certifications:

  • H-1 lubricants
    • Includes lubricants in use, where random contact with food is probable
  • HX-1 lubricants
    • Includes lubricants in use, where random contact with food occurs
  • H-2 lubricants
    • Includes lubricants in use, in operational equipment of significant importance at the facility, but will never be in contact with food.
      Must not contain: perfume, Pb, Sb, Cd or Ni.
  • HT-1 heat exchanger oils
    • Includes lubricants in use, where random contact with food is probable
  • H-3 emulsifiable oils
    • These products have a chemical composition that make suitable for application on hooks, carts and similar equipment for cleaning or preventing corrosion. The mixture must be completely removed from components that are in contact with food, before these components are reused.
  • 3-H release agents
    • Includes lubricants and mold release agents in frequent contact with food. Unlike H-1 lubricants, 3-H lubricants can be used as additives in food (the 10PPM rule does not apply, i.e. dough divider oil.)

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Matrix Foodmax Basic 15

Foodgrade universal lubricant.

Matrix Foodmax Chain 68

Fully synthetic food-grade oil with properties that make it particularly suitable for lubrication of drive chains and conveyor chains, gearboxes and reduction units. Contains special additives such as significantly prolongs lubrication intervals and is free of mineral components.

Matrix Foodmax Easy Spray

Foodmax Easy Spray is a universal lubricant for use on food processing equipment
where accidental contact with food may occur. Suitable for most applications where medium pressure occurs

Matrix Foodmax Grease ASP 2

NSF USDA H1 approved aluminum complex grease suitable for wet environments with temperature and pressure challenges.

Grease based on aluminum compounds (aluminum thickener / soap) and intended for almost all types of lubrication that require food-approved lubricant. Consists of compound soap, synthetic base oil, additives and solid lubricants.

Matrix Foodmax Grease CAS S2 LS

Foodgrade grease.

Included in the family of technologically advanced fats based on calcium sulfonates. The technology is characterized by exceptional mechanical stability, high drop point, high load-bearing capacity, reduced wear and excellent water and corrosion resistance

Matrix Foodmax Grease Spray

Foodmax Grease Spray is a food grade white fat of high quality, non-sticky and water / vapor resistant. Suitable for open gears, slides, conveyors, bearings etc.

Matrix Foodmax Multi Spray

Foodmax Multi Spray is a very sticky, white food-grade lubricant. The product
contains a food-approved synthetic oil as well as a 4% food-approved solid
lubricant (PTFE)

Matrix Foodmax Silicone Spray

Foodmax Silicon Spray is a silicone-based, non-stick lubricant with very high
temperature resistance. H1-classified for use on food processing equipment there at random
contact with food may occur.