Environmentally Considerate Lubricants

PANOLIN's family of GREENMARINE products features a range of high-performance, long-life, environmentally considerate lubricants (ECLs) for all vessel applications, including stern tube oils, gear oils, greases and hydraulic fluids.

With more than 60 years of successful operation in the Swiss oil sector and more than 30 years focusing on biodegradable and minimal toxicity lubricants, PANOLIN is now a global leader in ECL technology.

Environmentally friendly lubricants

All products are approved by major OEMs and comply with US EPA VGP environmental requirements. Various environmental accreditations bear testimony to the stringent targets for biodegradability, toxicity and bioaccumulation met by PANOLIN ECLs. Additionally, the US EPA has allowed us to use their logo on our GREENMARINE product data sheets, as an acknowledgement that our products fulfil the ecological requirements of the Vessel General Permit 2013.

Our well-established products have been engineered for the demanding marine environment, and exceed all requirements in performance. In addition to the marine ecology benefits, these lubricants reduce CO2 emissions by offering superior equipment efficiency through lower friction and a reduced need to dispose of used lubricant (the conservation of resources through longer oil change intervals).

Long-life lubricants

PANOLIN uses unique technology, employing different saturated synthetic esters and specially selected additives, to produce lubricants of outstanding performance. With our products and knowledge of application requirements, we have ensured that there is no financial penalty for using our GREENMARINE lubricants, due to their long-life capabilities.

The long life of our products can contribute to extended times between dry dockings. Major OEMs approve the use of PANOLIN lubricants in their equipment. With the correct lubricant selection, operating costs will be reduced and environmental sustainability increased.

Marine lubricant applications

GREENMARINE ECLs are applied in hydraulics and component lubrication systems in ships, dredgers, subsea equipment and extensively in the oil and gas sector. Their advantages include:

  • Outstanding resistance to thermal oxidation (anti-ageing)
  • Stability at elevated temperatures (higher than many specialist mineral oil-based lubricants)
  • Wear protection
  • Long life between refills
  • Environmental benefits in areas of great ecological sensitivity

Contact Details

PANOLIN International Inc
Blasimuhle 2-6
+41 44 956 65 65
+44 7788 243 289 (Phil Cumberlidge, GREENMARINE)
+41 44 956 65 75

Available White Papers


Panolin Stella Maris FAQ 29 September 2015 PANOLIN STELLA MARIS is a fully synthetic, high-performance, readily biodegradable, non-toxic lubricant made from saturated esters, specifically developed for Stern Tubes.


VESTDAVIT has Chosen PANOLIN Environmentally Considerate Lubricant 26 June 2015 VESTDAVIT has chosen PANOLIN ATLANTIS N 32 as its preferred hydraulic fluid. This is also to the best for their customers.


Workboat Maintenance and Repair 17 April 2015 With a new global push for environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL's) end users are being bombarded with options and lubricant manufacturer's pitching different base oil technologies and theories.


Western Dredging Association: Dredging Summit and Expo 2014 21 July 2014 Topics: Defining environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs): addressing the confusion of EAL names and base oil technology


Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants on NAVIM Marine Equipments 14 July 2014 Navalimpianti Tecnimpianti Group (NAVIM) has always been committed to safeguarding the environment and achieving sustainable development, in compliance with local laws and international regulations, by promoting environmentally conscious design and the use of renewable and cost-effective technologies.