The companies are switching over to bio-based lubricants from petroleum-based products due to the benefits such as lower votality, thin film strength is better, less risk of fire and higher flash point, superior pressure performance and good quality of lubrication. The environmental advantages are the major factor of accepting the bio-based lubricants over other lubricants.
Bio-based are used efficiently by companies for grinding, general machining and gear cutting. Bio-based have better lubricity without the need of chemicals such as sulfur and chlorine. These causes less friction, cutting efforts are minimized and less heat is produced in cutting process. Less friction extends tool’s life as the pressure on grinding wheels and cutting tools is reduced. Bio-based oils have a better flash point than petroleum; the increased flash point reduces smoke in cutting process, leads to less smoky environment and higher feed rates.